Translation of "white" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /waɪt/ us /hwɑɪt/

A1 being the colour of snow or milk

a white T-shirt
white walls

B1 Someone who is white has skin that is pale in color.


A2 UK White coffee has milk or cream added to it.

con leche
Two coffees please, one black and one white.
(as) white as a sheet

If someone is (as) white as a sheet, their face is very pale, usually because of illness, shock, or fear.

blanco como el papel
noun uk /waɪt/ us /hwɑɪt/

A2 the colour of snow or milk


the part of an egg that is white when it is cooked

Mix the egg whites with the sugar.

(Translation of “white” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /wait/

of the colour/color of the paper on which these words are printed

The bride wore a white dress.

having light-coloured/-colored skin, through being of European etc descent

the first white man to explore Africa.

abnormally pale, because of fear, illness etc

He went white with shock.

with milk in it

con leche
A white coffee, please.
whiten verb

to make or become white or whiter

blanquear, enblanquecer
She used a little bleach to whiten the sheets.
whiteness noun

the whiteness of her teeth.
whitening noun

a substance used to make certain things (eg tennis shoes) white again.

blanco (de España)
whitish adjective

fairly white; close to white

blanquecino, blancuzco
a whitish colour
whiteboard noun

a white plastic board, especially in a classroom, which you write on with a special pen containing ink that can be wiped off

pizarra blanca
The teacher wrote the essay title on the whiteboard.
white-collar adjective

(of workers, jobs etc ) not manual; (working) in an office etc.

de oficina
white elephant noun

a useless, unwanted possession

elefante blanco, maula
Some people fear that the new airport will end up being a white elephant.
white horse noun

(usually in plural) a wave that has a crest of white foam.

white-hot adjective

(of metals) so hot that they have turned white

candente, incandescente
a white-hot poker.
white lie noun

a not very serious lie

mentira piadosa
I’d rather tell my mother a white lie than tell her the truth and upset her.
white light noun

(physics) light that appears to be colourless/colorless, such as ordinary daylight, and which contains all the wavelengths of the visible spectrum at roughly equal intensities.

luz blanca
whitewash noun

a mixture of usually lime and water, used for whitening walls.

whitewashed adjective


(Translation of “white” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)