Translation of black in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1(dress/car/hair/ink)black cloudI flicked the switch and everything went blacknube (feminine) negraher arms were black with bruisesle di al interruptor y se quedó todo a oscurasto beat somebody black and blue [colloquial]tenía los brazos llenos de moretones or cardenalesdarle 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 country→ paint 2 3 3.2 (intense, grim)este es un día aciago or negro para el país(despair/pessimism)(rage/fury)a black lookuna 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.
- 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) See examples: the black economysee also → black marketla economía informal or paralela (Latin America)la economía sumergida (Spain)
- 1 uncountable (color) she was dressed in blackto wear black (in mourning)iba (vestida) de negroto swear black is whitellevar lutothe new blackmentir descaradamentebrown is the new black this seasonel nuevo negrosee also → black and whiteel marrón es el nuevo negro esta temporadaExample 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) 4.2also: Black(player) (no article) Black: Karpovand black resignednegras: Karpovy las negras abandonaronExample sentences
- 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) See examples: to black somebody's eye1.2 [dated]ponerle un ojo morado a alguien(shoes)Example sentences1.3 (boycott)
(British English)Example sentences
- 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)
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