Yesterday I already introduced a colour in the form of the hanja 靑 [청]. However, one colour isn’t enough so why not introduce another colour for you to enjoy? So I will introduce another hanja for another colour to expand your Korean colour palette. This time the hanja is the rather plain-looking 白 [백]. Let’s go give it a look.
Hanja #19: 白 – 흰 백
Yesterday the colour was blue, this time we’ll introduce a colour that isn’t technically a colour: white. White is represented by the simple and rather plain hanja 白 [백]. Like the previous hanja 靑 [청], this hanja is also used in ways not directly tied to its literal meaning. Because white is in a way nothingness, it can also be used in away of absence or plainness. For example the word 백수 is an unemployed person. It is a person for whom work does not exist.
If you happen to know any other word you think has this 白 [백], let us know in the comments.
Our 白 Vocabulary List
*Meanings written in italics are the meanings when you use the noun as a 하다 verb.
|백인||Caucasian, white person||白人|
|백일||Clear day, clear sky||白日|