Translation of "red" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /red/ us /red/ comparative redder, superlative reddest

A1 being the same colour as blood

a red shirt

A2 describes hair that is an orange-brown colour

Both children have red hair.
go red

If someone goes red, their face becomes red because they are embarrassed or angry.

He kissed her on the cheek and she went bright red.
noun uk /red/ us /red/

A2 the colour of blood

be in the red

If your bank account is in the red, you have spent more money than there was in it.

en números rojos
see red

to become very angry

ponerse furioso
Bad drivers make me see red.

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


noun, adjective /red/

(of) the colour/color of blood

a red car/dress / cheeks
red cheeks
a red car/dress / cheeks
Her eyes were red with crying.

(of hair or fur) (of) a colour/color which varies between a golden brown and a deep reddish-brown.

rojo; pelirrojo

(a) communist

rojo, comunista
A lot of his university friends are Reds.
redden verb

to make or become red or redder

She reddened her lips with lipstick.

to blush

ponerse rojo, ruborizarse, sonrojarse
She reddened as she realized her mistake.
reddish adjective

slightly red

reddish hair.
redness noun

rojez, color rojo
the redness of her cheeks.
the Red Army noun

the army of the former USSR.

Ejército Rojo
red blood cell noun

(biology ) one of the red-coloured/-colored cells in the blood that carries oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the tissues; erythrocyte, red cell

Glóbulo Rojo
Diseases of the red blood cells include many types of anemia.
red carpet noun

a strip of carpet that is put on the ground for important visitors to walk on when they arrive

Alfombra Roja
The red carpet was out for the film stars at the awards ceremony.
redcurrant noun

a type of garden bush grown for its small red fruit.

redhead noun

a person with red hair.

red herring noun

something that leads people away from the main point in a discussion.

cosa que distrae/despista

a false clue or line of enquiry.

pista falsa
red-hot adjective

(of metal etc) so hot that it is glowing red

red-hot steel
This iron is red-hot.
Red Indian noun

an old-fashioned and offensive word for a North American Indian.

piel roja
red-letter day noun

a day which will always be remembered because of something especially good that happened on it.

día señalado/especial
red-light district noun

an area of a town or city where there are a lot of prostitutes.

Zona Roja
red meat noun

meat such as beef or lamb that is red when it is raw and which becomes dark when it is cooked.

Carne Roja
redneck noun

(American, informal, disapproving) an insulting word for a poor uneducated white person who lives in a country area of the US and has extreme conservative political opinions.

red tape noun

annoying and unnecessary rules and regulations

papeleo burocrático
be in the red

to be in debt

estar en números rojos
When his business failed, he found himself in the red.
catch red-handed

to find (a person) in the act of doing wrong

coger/pillar in fraganti, coger/pillar con las manos en la masa
The police caught the thief red-handed.
see red

to become angry

sulfurarse, salirse de sus casillas
When he started criticizing my work, I really saw red.

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