Translation of black in Spanish:
adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- 1 1.1 [dress/car/hair/ink] negro; [sky] oscuro, negro black cloud nubarrón (masculine), nube (feminine) negra I flicked the switch and everything went black le di al interruptor y se quedó todo a oscuras her arms were black with bruises tenía los brazos llenos de moretones or cardenales to beat sb black and blue [colloquial/familiar] darle* una tremenda paliza a algn [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 (dirty) (predicative/predicativo) negro, sucísimo
- The first attacker was 6ft tall with short blond hair and was wearing black trousers and a white T-shirt.
- Bundles of chemical sticks lay ready to be burnt in it, some making black smoke and some white.
- The video showed a white truck exploding and black plumes of smoke billowing into the air.
Example sentences1.3 [coffee] negro (Latin America/América Latina) , solo (Spain/España) , tinto (Colombia) , puro (Chile) ; [tea] solo, sin leche, puro (Chile)
- I can see the stars and the sky and the moon and the black sky revolving overhead.
- There were no trees overhead, so he was exposed to the full power of the dark clouds, barely visible in the now black sky.
- Sasha looked up and saw a black sky spotted with stars through the spaces in between the trees.
- The workers are black with dirt and perspiration that the four fans on the ceiling do not dry.
- The walls and ceiling of the room were perfectly black, with age and dirt.
- Inside the garage door the concrete was stained black with oil and a car was hoisted on a ramp.
- Instead, drink lots of water, a cup of skim or soy milk, or a cup of black coffee or tea.
- Trust me, if you're really a caffeine junkie, you're drinking espressos and black coffee.
- Small amounts of water or black coffee may be safe if taken a sufficient time before your procedure.
- 2( also Black)negro; [aspirations] de los negros a black man un (hombre) negro
- 3 3.1 (sad, hopeless) negro this is a black day for our country este es un día aciago or negro para el país paint 2 3 3.2 (intense, grim) [despair/pessimism] profundo; [rage/fury] ciego a black look una mirada de odioExample sentences3.3 (evil) [heart] malvado
- She was going to set him free from all of the evil and black hatred he had brought to the world.
- I felt a surge of hatred pass through me, black vicious hatred that I had never felt before.
- He had never lied to her a full black lie; but merely a few small white ones that did no damage at all.
- Perhaps however the truth lies somewhere in between and the situation is not as black as some perceive it to be.
- In the North East, once ships stopped being built, a black depression hung over the region.
- It was a black mood at a black moment, a spasm that sentient Americans prefer to forget.
- For the past ten years, Joanne had suffered from depression and took medication to control her black moods.
- I've had no periods of black depression about it, no waking up in cold sweats.
- Those moments of wild inspiration have a payback time and it comes in periods of black depression.
- 4 (illegal) the black economy la economía informal or paralela (Latin America/América Latina) , la economía sumergida (Spain/España) see also black market
- 1 uncountable/no numerable (color) negro (masculine) she was dressed in black iba (vestida) de negro to wear black (in mourning) llevar luto to swear black is white mentir* descaradamente the new black el nuevo negro brown is the new black this season el marrón es el nuevo negro esta temporada see also black and white
- 4 (in board games) 4.1 countable/numerable (piece) negra (feminine) 4.2( also Black)(player) (no article/sin artículo) Black: Karpov negras: Karpov and black resigned y las negras abandonaron
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
black out verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (lose consciousness) perder* el conocimiento 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 (in wartime) [windows] tapar; [lights] apagar* to black out a town apagar* todas las luces de una ciudad 2.2 (by accident) [town/district] dejar sin luz or a oscuras 2.3 [Television/Televisión] [transmission/show] cortar 2.4 (suppress) [information/news] censurar he had blacked it out of his mind lo había borrado de su memoria
black upverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico) [Theater/Teatro] maquillarse de negro
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