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color also: (British English) colour
American English: /ˈkələr/
British English: /ˈkʌlə/

Translation of color in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 countable or uncountable what color is the ball?
    ¿de qué color es la pelota?
    do you have it in a different color?
    ¿lo tiene en otro color?
    to change color the colors of the bird's plumage
    los colores or el colorido del plumaje del pájaro
    her hair is reddish-brown in color
    tiene el pelo (de color) castaño-rojizo
    let's see the color of your money
    primero quiero ver el dinero
    primero quiero ver la lana or (in South America also) la plata or (Spain) la pasta [colloquial]
    1.2 uncountable
    (not monochrome)
    a touch of color
    un toque de color
    in full color
    a todo color
    (before noun) (photograph)
    en colores or (Spain) en color
    en colores or (Spain) en color or (Andes) (Venezuela) a color
    color magazine
    revista (feminine) a todo color
    color reproduction
    reproducción (feminine) en color
    color supplement
    suplemento (masculine) a todo color or en color
    1.3 uncountable and countable (tone quality) (Music) 1.4 uncountable local color
    el color local
    1.5 uncountable (semblance, impression) [literary]to give o lend color to something
    darle credibilidad a algo
    that puts a different color on things
    eso le da otro cariz a las cosas
  • 2 uncountable
    (racial feature)
    people of color
    gente (feminine) de color
    (before noun) color prejudice
    prejuicio (masculine) racial
  • 3 uncountable
    to have a good/bad color
    tener buen/mal color
    to bring the color back to somebody's cheeks
    devolverle el color or los colores a alguien
    to get one's color back
    volverle el color or los colores a alguien
    the mention of John brought the color to her face
    al oír mencionar a John se ruborizó or se sonrojó or se puso colorada or roja
    to have a high color
    (permanent characteristic)
    ser rubicundo
    (be feverish)
    estar muy colorado or rojo
    see also off-color
  • 4 countable
    (allegiance, type)
    politicians of all colors
    políticos de todos los colores
  • 5
    also: colors plural
    5.1 the national colors
    la enseña de la patria
    the colors of the regiment
    el estandarte del regimiento
    the ship was flying the colors of Greece
    el barco llevaba bandera griega
    he was called to the colors [archaic]
    fue llamado a filas
    one's true colorsshe showed her true colors
    se mostró tal cual era en realidad
    to nail one's colors to the mast
    with flying colors
    con gran éxito
    he passed his exams with flying colors
    le fue estupendamente en los exámenes
    she passed the test with flying colors
    pasó airosa la prueba
    5.2 (British English) (Sport)the team colors
    los colores del equipo
    she won her national colors at the age of 20
    vistió los colores nacionales or la seleccionaron para el equipo nacional a los 20 años
    5.3 (Art)
    colores (masculine plural)
    a box of colors
    una caja de (lápices de) colores

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (Art) to color something blue/green
    pintar or colorear algo de azul/verde
    1.2 (dye) to color something blue/red
    teñir algo de azul/rojo
    1.3 (influence, bias)
    you shouldn't let that color your judgment
    no deberías dejar que eso influya en tu opinión
    his dislike of her colored his opinion
    la poca simpatía que le tenía no lo dejaba ser imparcial

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (flush)
    tomar or (especially Latin America) agarrar or (especially Spain) coger color
    1.3 (Art)

Phrasal verbs

color in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

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