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Russian translation of “black”

black

adjective     /blæk/
COLOUR A1 being the colour of coal or of the sky on a very dark night
черный
a black jacket Black, white and grey
PERSON A2 Someone who is black has the dark skin typical of people from Africa.
чернокожий
black athletes/AmericansBlack, white and greyThe skin, and skin colourPeople of specific racial or ethnic background
OF BLACK PEOPLE relating to black people
негритянский
the black communityPeople of specific racial or ethnic background
DRINK Black tea or coffee has no milk or cream added to it.
черный
Warm drinks
HUMOUR funny about unpleasant or frightening subjects
черный
black comedyHumour and humorousDeath and dying
ANGRY angry
злобный
He gave her a black look.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
SITUATION If your situation or future is black, it is very bad.
мрачный
Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
blackness noun [U]
чернота
→ See also jet-black, pitch-black
(Definition of black adjective from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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