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color / colour
 
color   -noun masculine (a veces noun feminine)
1. (=coloraciónoun)   colour,   color United States
·los colores del arco iris
·the colours of the rainbow
·el color azul
·blue
·¿de qué color es?
·what colour is it?
·¿de qué color tiene los ojos?
·what colour are her eyes?,   what colour eyes does she have?
·es de color verde
·it'noun green
·una falda (de) color rojo
·a red skirt
·un traje (de) color canela
·a cinnamon-coloured suit
·lo quisiera en color verde
·I'd like it in green
a. [a] color =   colour antes de noun,   color antes de noun United States
·fotocopias a color
·colour photocopying
·a todo color
·full-colour
b. [coger] color   tomar color
c. [dar] color a algo =   to colour something in
·le dio color al dibujo
·he coloured in the drawing
d. [de] color
·ropa de color
coloured o United States colored clothes
·viste de color
·she wears coloured clothes
e. [en] color =   colour antes de noun
·película en color
·colour film
·televisiónoun en color
·colour television
f. [tomar] color
·esa tela no ha tomado bien el color
·that material has not dyed at all well
·cuando la cebolla haya tomado color
·when the onion has gone o turned golden brown
·el proyecto empieza a tomar color
·the project is starting to take shape
·color apagado   subdued colour
·color pastel   pastel colour
·color primario   primary colour
2. [de la cara]   colour,   color United States
·tener buen color
·to have good colour
·tener mal color
·to look off colour
b. ponerse de mil colores   to go bright red
c. sacar los colores a somebody, someone   to make somebody blush
d. le salieron los colores   she blushed,   she flushed red
3. (=raza)   colour,   color United States
·sin distinciónoun de sexo o color
·regardless of sex or colour
·persona de color
·coloured person
4. (=tipismo)
·la feria ha perdido el color de antaño
the festival has lost the flavour o United States flavor o feel it used to have
·color local   local colour
5. de color de rosa
·lo describió todo de color de rosa
·she described it all in very rosy terms
·verlo todo de color de rosa
·to see everything through rose-tinted o rose-coloured spectacles
b. la vida no es de color de rosa   life isn't all roses
c. no hay color   *   there'noun no comparison
d. subido de color   [chiste]   risqué   [discusiónoun]   heated
6. colores   also lápices de colores   coloured pencils,   crayons
·una caja de colores
·a box of coloured pencils o crayons
7. colores
(sport)   colours
·una bufanda con los colores del Barcelona
·a scarf with the Barcelona colours
·los colores nacionales
·the national colours
8. (=cosmético)   blusher,   rouge
·ponerse color
·to put on blusher o rouge
9. (=interénoun)   colour
·el partido no tuvo color
·the game lacked colour
10.
·so color de
·under pretext of
 
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