Translation of black in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1(dress/car/hair/ink)black cloud
negronubarrón (masculine)I flicked the switch and everything went black
nube (feminine) negrale di al interruptor y se quedó todo a oscurasher arms were black with bruisestenía los brazos llenos de moretones or cardenalesto beat somebody black and blue [colloquial]darle una tremenda paliza a alguien [colloquial]Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 (dirty) (predicative)
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (sad, hopeless) this is a black day for our countryeste es un día aciago or negro para el país→ paint 2 3Example sentences
Example sentences3.2 (intense, grim)
- 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.
profundo(rage/fury)a black look
ciegouna mirada de odioExample sentences3.3 (evil)
- 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.
- 4 (illegal) the black economyla economía informal or paralela (Latin America)see also → black market
la economía sumergida (Spain)
- 1 uncountable (color) she was dressed in blackiba (vestida) de negroto wear black (in mourning)llevar lutoto swear black is whitementir descaradamentethe new blackel nuevo negrobrown is the new black this seasonel marrón es el nuevo negro esta temporadasee also → black and whiteExample sentences
- Other colours include midnight black, ocean blue, rose pink and olive green.
- The classroom, painted in its sober colours of beige and black, is half-full.
- The finished article was painted in glossy black, the colour of the original vehicle, to make it look new.
- 4 (in board games) 4.1 countable (piece)Example sentences4.2
also: Black(player) (no article) Black: Karpovnegras: Karpovand black resignedy las negras abandonaron
- Now Black has two rooks covering his back rank, so one of them can be freed up for central duty.
- The move chosen in the game gives Black a slight edge without giving up a pawn.
- Tha was a very precise move which forces Black to make a passive recapture with the bishop.
- 1.1 (bruise) to black somebody's eyeponerle un ojo morado a alguien1.2 [dated](shoes)
Example sentences1.3 (boycott)
- Guilt is the great disguiser, blacking the white of the sun.
- This stuff doesn't just black the buildings, it causes asthma and stunts the development of children's lungs.
- I lighted the fires and blacked the grates.
- Their defiance sparked a huge wave of international solidarity that saw English dockers blacking Irish goods and collections taken in workplaces across Britain.
- By 20 January the cabinet was so desperate to crush the miners it considered sending in troops to move the coal which had been blacked by other workers.
- The union decided to vent its frustrations on the radio station's abolishing such institutions as the orchestra during a cost cutting exercise by blacking its music programmes for ten weeks in 1980.
- 1verb + adverb (lose consciousness) 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (in wartime)
(lights)to black out a town
apagar todas las luces de una ciudad2.2 (by accident)
dejar sin luz or a oscuras
dejar sin luz or a oscuras
(information/news)he had blacked it out of his mind
lo había borrado de su memoria
maquillarse de negro
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