There are 2 translations of color in English:

color1

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  • 1 1.1 color (AmE) colour (BrE) ¿de qué color vas a pintar la puerta? what color are you going to paint the door? ha cambiado de color it has changed color ¿de qué color es? what color is it? colores fríos/cálidos/vivos/apagados cold/warm/bright/subdued colors un sombrero de un color oscuro/claro a dark/light hat colores pastel pastel colors o shades las banderitas de color amarillo/verde the yellow/green flags una blusa (de) color carne/salmón a flesh-colored/salmon blouse encaje (de) color crudo écru lace es del color de la sangre/del trigo maduro it is blood red/the color of ripened wheat ilustraciones a todo color full color illustrations dejó el luto y empezó a comprarse ropa de color she came out of mourning and began buying clothes in different colors no lo laves con la ropa de color don't wash it with the colored things o coloreds una chica de color [puede resultar ofensivo] a black girl, a colored girl [dated or offensive] lápices/cintas de colores colored pencils/ribbons había globos de todos los colores or (CS) de todos colores there were balloons of all different colors un globo de todos los colores or (CS) de todos colores a multicolored balloon fotos en colores or (Esp) en color color photos película en colores or (Esp) en color color film, film for color photos televisión en colores or (Esp) en color or (Andes) a color color television pintó la situación con colores trágicos she painted a very tragic picture of the situation color de hormiga (AmL) , la cosa se puso color de hormiga things started looking pretty grim o black correr con colores propios (Chi, Ven) to act alone o off one's own bat o on one's own initiative ponerse de mil colores or de todos los colores to blush to the roots of one's hair, turn o (BrE) go bright red subir de color [discusión] to become o get heated un chiste subido de color a risqué joke subírsele el color or los colores a algn (por un esfuerzo) to flush, become flushed (por vergüenza) to blush, turn red, go red (BrE) rosa2 1.2tomar or (esp AmL) agarrar or (esp Esp) coger color [pollo] to brown [cebolla frita/pastel] to turn golden-brown [fruta] to ripen, turn red ( o yellow etc) [piel] to become tanned 1.3 (pintura) color (AmE) colour (BrE) ; (tintura) color (AmE) colour (BrE) dye mezcló los colores en la paleta he mixed the colors on his palette las telas sintéticas no agarran or (Esp) cogen bien el color synthetic fabrics do not dye well o take dye well 1.4
    (colores mpl)
    (lápices) colored* pencils (pl), crayons (pl)
    1.5
    (colores mpl)
    (señal distintiva) colors* (pl) los colores nacionales the national colors vistió los colores nacionales por primera vez en 1990 he first represented his country in 1990, he first played ( o ran etc) for his country o for the national team in 1990

    Compounds

    color complementario

    • complementary color (AmE) o (BrE) colour

    color primario

    color fundamental

    • primary color (AmE) o (BrE) colour

    color secundario

    • secondary color (AmE) o (BrE) colour

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Word of the day mandado
adj
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of color in English:

color2

f

(Chi, Ven) [familiar/colloquial]
  • comerle la color a algn to be unfaithful to sb, cheat on sb [colloquial/familiar]

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.