Übersetzung von “colour” — Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch


noun UK US color uk /ˈkʌl·ər/

A1 red, blue, green, yellow, etc.

What colour shall I paint the kitchen?

[ no plural ] the colour of a person’s skin, which shows his or her race

verb UK US color uk /ˈkʌl·ər/

A1 to make something a particular colour

He drew a heart and coloured it red.

(Übersetzung von “colour” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈkalə/ /ˈkalə/

a quality which objects have, and which can be seen, only when light falls on them

What colour/color is her dress?
Red, blue and yellow are colours/colors.


That artist uses watercolours/watercolors.

(a) skin-colour/-color varying with race

people of all colours/colors.

vividness; interest

There’s plenty of colour/color in his stories.
coloured adjective ( colored)

having colour/color

de colores
She prefers white walls to coloured/colored walls.

(offensive, old-fashioned) belonging to a dark-skinned race.

de color
colourful adjective ( colorful)

full of colour/color

lleno de color, vistoso
a colourful/colorful pattern.

vivid and interesting

lleno de colorido
He gave us a colourful/colorful account of his experiences.
colouring noun ( coloring)

something used to give colour/color

She put pink colouring/coloring in the icing.


She had very high colouring/coloring (= a very pink complexion).
colourless adjective ( colorless)

without colour/color

Water is colourless/colorless.

not lively or interesting

soso, sin gracia
a colourless/colorless young woman.
colours noun plural ( colors)

the distinction of winning a place in the team in some sports

He won his cricket colours last season.

a flag

bandera, enseña
Army regiments salute the colours when on parade.

a tunic of certain colours/colors worn by a jockey to show that his race-horse belongs to a certain person.

colourblind adjective ( colorblind)

unable to tell the difference between certain colours/colors

As he was colourblind/colorblind, he could not distinguish between red and green.
colour scheme noun ( color scheme)

an arrangement or choice of colours/colors in decorating a house etc

combinación de colores
They had to decide on a colour/color scheme for the new apartment.
off-colour adjective

(British, informal) not feeling well

He was a bit off-colour the morning after the party.
colour in phrasal verb ( color in)

to put colour/color into (drawings etc)

He coloured/colored in all the oblong shapes on the page.
show oneself in one’s true colours ( show oneself in one’s true colors)

to show or express one’s real character, opinion etc

mostrarse tal como se es
He pretends to be very generous but he showed himself in his true colours/colors when he refused to give money to charity.
with flying colours ( with flying colors)

with great success

He passed his exam with flying colours/colors.

(Übersetzung von “colour” aus dem PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)