There are 3 translations of black in Spanish:

black1

Pronunciation: /blæk/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 [dress/car/hair/ink] negro; [sky] oscuro, negro black cloud nubarrón (m), nube (f) negra I flicked the switch and everything went black le di al interruptor y se quedó todo a oscuras her arms were black with bruises tenía los brazos llenos de moretones or cardenales to beat sb black and blue [colloquial/familiar] darle* una tremenda paliza a algn [familiar/colloquial]
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (dirty) (pred) negro, sucísimo
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    • 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.
    1.3 [coffee] negro (AmL) , solo (Esp) , tinto (Col) , puro (Chi) ; [tea] solo, sin leche, puro (Chi)
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    • 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.
  • 2
    ( also Black)
    negro; [aspirations] de los negros a black man un (hombre) negro Black Power el Black Power
  • 3 3.1 (sad, hopeless) negro this is a black day for our country este es un día aciago or negro para el país paint2 1 3 3.2 (intense, grim) [despair/pessimism] profundo; [rage/fury] ciego a black look una mirada de odio
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    • 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.
    3.3 (evil) [heart] malvado
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    • 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.
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    • 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) the black economy la economía informal or paralela (AmL) , la economía sumergida (Esp) see also black market

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 3 translations of black in Spanish:

black2

n

  • 1 u (color) negro (m) she was dressed in black iba (vestida) de negro to wear black (in mourning) llevar luto to swear black is white mentir* descaradamente the new black el nuevo negro brown is the new black this season el marrón es el nuevo negro esta temporada see also black and white
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    • 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.
  • 2 c also
    (Black)
    (person) negro, -gra (m,f)
  • 3 (freedom from debt) to be in the black no estar* en números rojos
  • 4 (in board games) 4.1 c (piece) negra (f) 4.2
    ( also Black)
    (player) (no art) Black: Karpov negras: Karpov and black resigned y las negras abandonaron
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    • 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.

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 3 translations of black in Spanish:

black3

vt

  • 1.1 (bruise) to black sb's eye ponerle* un ojo morado a algn 1.2 [dated] [shoes] lustrar
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    • 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.
    1.3 (boycott) (BrE) boicotear
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    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

black out

v + adv (lose consciousness) perder* el conocimiento 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (in wartime) [windows] tapar; [lights] apagar* to black out a town apagar* todas las luces de una ciudad 2.2 (by accident) [town/district] dejar sin luz or a oscuras 2.3 [TV] [transmission/show] cortar 2.4 (suppress) [information/news] censurar he had blacked it out of his mind lo había borrado de su memoria

black up

v + adv (BrE)
[Theat] maquillarse de negro

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.