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Colors in Spanish

Colors in Spanish

How to name colors in Spanish?

This probably is one of the first questions from the Spanish new learners, same as How to say “I like” in Spanish. We use colors to describe things, clothes, animals, or any specific things we want in life. The way we all see color is depending on the language we speak. We see more than a million colors but we only recognize some of them because of the language we speak. There is no point to remember all colors if you are not going to use them. The colors in Spanish are easy to remember because some of them are very similar to English. Here is a list of the most common colors that will be helpful for sure in life.

Amarillo – yellow

Ámbar – amber

Azul – blue

Blanco – white

Cobre – copper

Dorado – gold

Gris – gray

Magenta – magenta

Marrón – brown

Naranja – orange

Negro – black

Plateado – silver

Morado – purple

Rojo – red

Rosado – pink

Verde – green

Violeta – violet

How to use colors in sentences?

The difference between English and Spanish in using colors in sentences is in English put the color before the noun but in Spanish put it after. For example,

 

English: A black dog

Spanish: un perro negro

 

English: I see a girl with pink hair

Spanish: Veo una chica con el pelo rosa

Exercise

  1. Esta es mi chaqueta ___________ (yellow).
  2. Quiero tener ojos ___________(green) .
  3. ¿Puedes darme una camisa (gray) ___________en mi habitación?
  4. ¿Por qué estás pintando(orange) ___________ en la pared?
  5. No puedo decidir entre aretes de(gold)__________y (silver)__________.
  6. ¿Viste a la mujer con un vestido (violet)___________?
  7. Ayer perdí mi bolso (brown)___________en el parque
  8. Mi color favorito es el (white),___________ , pero a veces también amo el (black)___________
  9. ¿Cuál es el color de tus uñas? son (red)___________
  10. No me gustan los jean (blue) ___________porque me hacen ver raro.

Answers:
1. amarilla
2. verdes
3. gris
4. naranja
5. dorado / plateado
6. violeta
7. marrón
8. blanco /  negro
9. rojos
10. azules