Translation of white in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /hwaɪt; waɪt/

adjective/adjetivo (whiter, whitest)

  • 1 [paint/coat/car/cat] blanco; [bread/sugar/wine/chocolate] blanco; [grapes] blanco; [fish/meat] blanco; [coffee/tea] con leche she had a white wedding se casó de blanco Kleeno washes whiter than white Kleeno lava más blanco
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    • I smiled at my reflection and my pearly white teeth were visible and stood out from my tanned face.
    • Brighten up a plain white bathroom with these fresh colours from Dulux.
    • He was wearing a black jacket with white reflection marks, dark blue jeans and trainers.
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    • And what sauvignon blanc does for white wines, cabernet sauvignon can do for reds.
    • This is achieved by pressing the red grapes rapidly to produce white wine without a trace of colour.
    • It has become a bit famous in recent years for its white wines, especially chenin blanc.
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    • Just don't ask for a white coffee - you'll get condensed milk already in the cup, urgh.
    • We drank flat white coffees, and Ray noticed me looking at the blurry blue tattoo on his forearm.
    • She was still smiling when she carried the two white coffees up the rickety wooden stairs.
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    • For lunch I like corned beef, white rice and fried onions, which I've eaten for as long as I can remember.
    • Nihan pointed out a popular dish where a raw egg is mixed with hot white rice and soy sauce.
    • I snack on tons of Inarizushi - it's white rice stuffed inside sweetened tofu wrapping.
  • 2 2.1 (pale) blanco he went white (with fear/shock/anger) se puso blanco or pálido (de miedo/susto/rabia) 2.2 (Caucasian) blanco white man [dated/anticuado] blanco (masculine)
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    • In the colonial context, the camera wielded by white Europeans was an intrusive weapon of domination.
    • Two of the survivors are white European and the rest are mainland Chinese nationals.
    • Most participants were white Europeans who were being treated by their general practitioner.
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    • Cautiously, he rolled her over to find her face pale, deathly white, and covered with blood.
    • White scars stood prominently out against her tanned skin.
    • Kay's face turned pale white, so white that she looked like a ghost.


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (color) blanco (masculine) she was married in white se casó de blanco
  • 2 countable/numerable also
    (person) blanco, (masculine, feminine)
  • 4
    (whites plural)
    4.1 (laundry) ropa (feminine) blanca 4.2 (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [Sport/Deporte] he was in tennis/cricket whites llevaba el equipo blanco de tenis/cricket
  • 6 (in board games) 6.1 countable/numerable (piece) blanca (feminine) 6.2 (player) also
    (no article/sin artículo) white: Karpov blancas: Karpov and white resigned y las blancas abandonaron

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.