Names for spanish colors?

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  1. MisterG

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    Hi all,
    Need advice for some basic spanish color names. At one time, I had made some sheets with the names on them for students to use as a reference and that I could use in class, but I misplaced them.

    As I go on the internet surfing around, Im seeing different names for the same color...Purple I have seen as Morado and purpurla. Ive seen Orange as naranja and also as a longer form of naranja. Are there....dialects or something that have different words for spanish colors? Ive seen black as Negro...but I thought there was another name for it like coco or something else.

    Ideas?
    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
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  3. MissFrizzle

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    I"ve only known the colors as morado, negro, and naranja
     
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    I learned orange as anaranjado back in 3rd grade...
     
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    Spanish Colors from a Spanish Teacher

    red - rojo/a
    orange - anaranjado/a
    yellow - amarillo
    green - verde
    blue - azul
    purple - morado or violeta
    pink - rosado/a or rosa
    white - blanco/a
    black - negro/a
    gray - gris


     
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    I listed the colors on another post. In Spanish, "naranja" means orange...the fruit. The color and fruit have different meanings. If you need anymore Spanish help, let me know.
     
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    A lot of words vary from region to region (and esp. from Mexico to Spain!).
    My hs Spanish teacher was from Mexico, and she said that her area's word for coffee grounds is another area's word for something sexual. This caused a very uncomfortable situation for her at a conference once ;)
     
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    Thanks everyone...
    I ended up emailing the spanish instructor for my class. I figured that would be the best route as that way, I would get the words she teaches to the kids.
     
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    Ok...got the list from my spanish teacher...she said that as in English, there are many words for the colors...this is what she gave me
    azul for blue
    anaranjado - orange
    rojo - red
    verde - green
    amarillo - yellow
    negro - black
    morado - purple
    rosa - pink
    blanco - white
    gris - gray

    however...the sheet she gave me had marron for brown. She said that here in our town...people say cafe so that is what she teaches.
     
  10. boogaboo214

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    rosa- pink means the color of a rose, rosado is the actual word. marron is brown and cafe used as a color means the color of coffee and same with naranja- the color of an orange. people use the short versions like cafe and it is kind of like a slang way. Just an fyi for if someone decides to do emotions the word for angry enojado if you don't get the j in the right spot it can mean something sexual. just in case any one is interested now a few others are
    alegre happy/ joyful
    aburrido bored
    confundido confused
    feliz happy ( like happy birthday)
    triste sad
    nervioso nervous
    anyone need any other help with any spanish feel free to message me. i am not fluent but i do have a lot of experience
     

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