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