Muted colour

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koinbouffier

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Mandarin-Beijing (北京官话)
How could you translate "muted colour" into Mandarin????
I got the context here;
"she placed a sweaty palm on the cool benchtop and directed her attention to the muted colours of her apartment.her mum said the unit was too plain."

would that be "寂静的颜色"? or maybe "让人感到寂静的颜色" is better because you cannnot say a "muted colour" in mandarin.
anyone has better ideas? the more chinese the better. cheers
 
  • alexcn

    Senior Member
    Mandarin Chinese
    其实中文里也可以说所谓“寂静的颜色”,这里用的是“移觉”这种修辞也叫做“通感”。。这里的翻译成“寂静”未尝不可,不过翻译成“毫无生气”似乎更贴切,而后一句也说,她妈妈说他的房子太朴素了。。。
     

    alexcn

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    Mandarin Chinese
    移觉的一个例子,来自朱自清的《荷》

    层层的叶子中间,零星地点缀着些白花……微风过处,送来缕缕清香,仿佛远处高楼上渺茫的歌声似的。
     
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