Japanese Word Entry

紅白
Kana:こうはく
Definitions:
  1. red and white, colours for festive or auspicious occasions (colors)

  2. two teams, two groups

  3. Red and White singing contest, annual contest between male and female popular singers on New Year's Eve (sponsored and broadcast by NHK)


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Chinese characters used in this word

crimson, deep red, red, vermillion, blush, flush
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨㄥˊ (hóng), ㄍㄨㄥ (gōng), ㄐㄧㄤˋ (jiàng)
Cantonese: gung1, hung4
Japanese: コウ、 ク / べに、 くれない、 あか.い
Korean: 홍, 공
Vietnamese: hồng
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

white, pure, unblemished, bright
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄞˊ (bái), ㄅㄛˊ (bó)
Cantonese: baak6
Japanese: ハク、 ビャク / しろ、 しら-、 しろ.い、 もうす
Korean: 백, 배
Vietnamese: bạch