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red

Pronunciation: /red/

Translation of red in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (redder, reddest)

  • 1 1.1 [rose/dress] rojo, colorado (especially Southern Cone/especialmente Cono Sur) ; [flag/signal] rojo her eyes/hands were red tenía los ojos enrojecidos or rojos/las manos enrojecidas or rojas to go red in the face (with anger, heat) ponerse* colorado or rojo (with embarrassment) sonrojarse, ruborizarse*, ponerse* colorado or rojo there'll be a few red faces a unos cuantos se les va a caer la cara de vergüenza I went bright red me puse colorado or rojo como un tomate he has red hair es pelirrojo the (traffic) lights were red el semáforo estaba (en) rojo
    Example sentences
    • A red signal stops action, and green alerts the player that the coach needs his or her attention.
    • But drivers also fail to stop at red signals because they have misread a signal, or chosen to disregard it.
    • This system automatically stops the train if it passes through a red signal.
    1.2 [meat] rojo; [wine] tinto
    Example sentences
    • Dark red blood spilled from her arm and gathered in a pool on the ground.
    • The dark red blood forms a glaring contrast to the sickly green of the flesh.
    • He opened his mouth slightly trying to say something, but he only coughed out more dark red blood.
    Example sentences
    • These three grape varieties produce red wines which go lighter with age.
    • As well as being the source of red Burgundy wines, it is also a backbone of Champagne blends.
    • The principal grape used in the red wines of this region is Syrah.
  • 2
    ( also Red)
    [Politics/Política] rojo the Red Army el Ejército Rojo

noun/nombre

  • 2 countable/numerable also
    (Red)
    [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo] rojo, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar] reds under the bed ¡que vienen los rojos or los comunistas!
  • 3 (debt) to be in/out of the red estar*/no estar* en números rojos

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