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    Yoshio is offline Junior Member
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    Smile the use of "image"

    Hello, I want to ask about the use of "image."
    Should I say "A is a cold image" or "A has a cold image" or something else?

    To help you understand what I'm talking about and what I want "image" to mean, I'll tell you about the situation.

    The situation is as follows.

    Two brothers are talking about what color they should paint the walls of their house.

    A: What color should we paint the walls?
    B: I think blue would be fine.
    A: Well, blue is a little cold image.

    Is the underlined part in the last line OK? Should I use another verb? Or wouldn't you use the word "image" in this situation?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: the use of "image"

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshio View Post
    Hello, I want to ask about the use of "image."
    Should I say "A is a cold image" or "A has a cold image" or something else?

    To help you understand what I'm talking about and what I want "image" to mean, I'll tell you about the situation.

    The situation is as follows.

    Two brothers are talking about what color they should paint the walls of their house.

    A: What color should we paint the walls?
    B: I think blue would be fine.
    A: Well, blue is a little cold image.

    Is the underlined part in the last line OK? Should I use another verb? Or wouldn't you use the word "image" in this situation?

    Thank you for your help.
    I wouldn't use 'image' in this case.

    You could say
    'Well, blue is a cold colour.'
    or perhaps you want to say
    'Blue gives a cold impression/sensation.'
    Last edited by queenbu; 10-Apr-2007 at 09:54.

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    Default Re: the use of "image"

    I would say 'Blue is the color of coldness.' ,'Blue symbolizes coldness'
    or 'Blue is associated with coldness'.

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    Yoshio is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: the use of "image"

    Thank you two for your advice.

    We Japanese use the word "image" so often though the pronunciation is like "i-meh-ji." And the meaning of the word is more like that of "impression" than that of image. That's why I often get confused about the use of the word.

    Thank you again for your help. I really appreciate it.

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