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Japanese Word for "White"

The Japanese word for white is shiroi. The way to say it phonetically is "she-roy".

Here's how to write shiroi, the Japanese word for white.

The kanji for white--pronounced she-roy Hiragana for i, pronounced ee

And here's how to write shiroi in hiragana:

Hiragana for shi, pronounced shee Hiragana for ro, pronounced roh Hiragana for i, pronounced i

In Japanese culture, white is an unlucky color. It is associated with death. By contrast, black is a fortunate color in Japan.

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