"In Hungarian, piros [...is] associated with blood inside the body, […] whereas vörös is associated with blood spilled [...and] the fact that after a while, blood spilled tends to get darker could explain the inclusion of darker shades in vörös." Common collocations include piros lap (red card in football), piros rózsa (red rose) and piros tojás (red egg, given by a girl to a boy during Easter).
- vörös (darker red)
piros (plural pirosok)
- 2006, Anna Wierzbicka, The Semantics of Colour: A New Paradigm, in Progress in Colour Studies (IBSN 90 272 3239 3), pages 11 and 12