How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Spanish

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September 19, 2018
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Spanish

Imagine a world in black-and-white. Some of you Instagram aficionados or classic movie lovers might find it charming at first, but after a while, you’d probably miss the vibrant colors that make up our daily lives. The gleaming yellow sun, the crisp blue water, the lush green grass and trees, even the multicolored palette of food you eat throughout the day. When you’re learning Spanish, you want that new world to be in color, too. You may need to know how to distinguish between clothing items, foods, cocktails or cars, and how to describe the various people, places and things you see during your travels. (Pro tip: learning how to count in Spanish will also help with this.) Here’s a brief guide to the colors in Spanish, and how to pronounce them.

The colorel color

Redrojo

Orangenaranja

Yellowamarillo

Greenverde

Blueazul

Purplelila

Pinkrosa

Brownmarrón

Blacknegro/a

Whiteblanco/a

Lightclaro/a

Darkoscuro/a

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Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.

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