What does ハートは赤く染まる mean? It’s from a love song about someone being completely smitten by another.

I know the literal translation is “(my) heart is stained red” but what is the meaning of this phrase?

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Unless the context proves otherwise, it should mean something along the lines of:

"My heart turns red."


"My heart flushes."

To me, "stain" would sound quite strange.

  • Does it have another meaning along the lines of having fallen in love or something similar? The lyrics seem to imply that.
    – Noob
    Apr 3, 2018 at 13:11
  • @Noob You seem to believe this phrase has a special meaning, but it doesn't. This is neither an established set phrase nor a reference to something well-known. Of course this may suggest love if you believe the context says so, but no one can confirm it.
    – naruto
    Apr 3, 2018 at 20:19
  • @naruto I had thought it might be an idiom or something like that. Thank you for the clarification.
    – Noob
    Apr 4, 2018 at 13:02

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