Today’s Word: color

July 23, 2017 =========

☆  color  彩り


Color is a quality that makes something especially interesting or exciting. For example, the useful phrase this week, “The old buildings really add color to the town.” In other words, the old buildings really make the town more interesting. Most of the time, people just knock down old buildings and build new ones. However, often these old buildings have a lot of character, so restoring them rather than knocking them down would be a better choice (in my opinion!)

You can also talk about “local color” which is talking about customs, traditions, clothing and so on, which give a place its own particular color. For example, “The foods, shops, and attitudes of the people in this town, really add to the local color.” What kinds of things in your area do you think add to the local color?