Translation of "dark" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /dɑːk/ us /dɑrk/

A1 nearer to black than white in colour

dark blue/green

A2 with no light or not much light

It doesn’t get dark until nine o’clock at night.

having black or brown hair or brown skin

A short, dark woman with glasses arrived.
noun [ no plural ] uk /dɑːk/ us /dɑrk/
the dark

B1 a lack of light in a place

la oscuridad
He’s scared of the dark.
before/after dark

B1 before or after it becomes night

antes/después del anochecer
She doesn’t let her children out after dark.
be in the dark

to not know about something that other people know about

no estar al corriente

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


adjective /daːk/

without light

a dark room
It’s getting dark.

blackish or closer to black than white

a dark red colour
a dark (= not very white or fair) complexion
Her hair is dark.

evil and usually secret

misterioso, oscuro, secreto
dark deeds
a dark secret.
darken verb

to make or become dark or darker

She darkened her eyebrows with a brown pencil
The sky gradually darkened.
darkness noun

the state of being dark

The car sped away into the darkness of the night.
dark glasses noun plural

glasses with dark-coloured/dark-colored lenses, worn to protect your eyes from the sun or to hide your eyes so that you are not recognized

Gafas de Sol
He was wearing dark glasses.
darkroom noun

a room from which all light can be blocked out, used for developing film using chemicals.

Cuarto Oscuro
keep it dark

to keep something a secret

mantener algo en secreto
They’re engaged to be married, but they want to keep it dark.

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