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PROBLEMS OF TRANSLATING CHENGYU FROM CHINESE ON THE EXAMPLE OF COLOUR NOTATION

Table 1 - Differences in the interpretation of the colour pallette in Chinese and English

颜色

汉语

忠贞

显贵

阴险

奸诈

正义

英语

暴躁

胆怯

沮丧

清白

邪恶

Colour

Red

Yellow

Blue

White

Black

Chinese

Loyalty, dedication

Powerful man

Hypocritical, two–faced

Insidious, treacherous

Justice

English

Violent temper, quick temper

Сowardice, pusillanimity

Sad, dejected

Clean, tidy

Vice, evil, vileness