sè colour



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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 色
Stroke order for character 色, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

和颜悦色 hé yán yuè sè Amiable appearance
秀色可餐 xiù sè kě cān A beautiful woman

Phrases

颜色 yán sè color

Also

sè color

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