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Colloquial Spanish Course – Talking about Colours in Spanish Posted by on May 25, 2021 in Idioms, Language, Learning, Pronunciation, Slang, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice talking about Colours in Spanish. First we will learn some relevant vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation in Spanish. The transcript to the audio will be given at the end of the post but please try not to look at it until you have tried playing and understanding the audio a few times.

Talking about Colours in Spanish

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Talking about Colours in Spanish:

Rojo: red
Naranja: orange
Amarillo: yellow
Verde: green
Azul: blue
Morado: purple
Lila: lilac
Violeta: violet
Rosa: pink
Negro: black
Blanco: white
Gris: grey
Marrón: brown
Beis: beige
Claro: light
Azul claro: light blue
Oscuro: dark
Verde oscuro: dark green
Colores vivos: bright colours
Colores apagados: pale colours
Colores pastel: pastel colours
Dorado: golden
Plateado: silver
Rojizo: reddish
Anaranjado: orangish
Amarillento: yellowish
Verdoso: greenish
Azulado: bluish
Rosáceo: pinkish
Amarronado: brownish
Grisáceo: greyish
Rojo anaranjado: orangish red
Verde azulado: bluish green
Naranja amarillento: yellowy orange
Gris azulado: bluish grey
Marrón verdoso: greenish Brown
Rojo vivo/chillón: bright red
Magenta: magenta
Granate: deep red
Malva: mauve
Fucsia: fuchsia
Terracota: terracotta
Azul marino: navy blue
Azul añil: indigo blue
Azul eléctrico: electric blue
Azul celeste: pale blue
Turquesa: turquoise
Amarillo limón: lemon yellow
Amarillo canario: canary yellow
Verde oliva: olive green
Verdemar: sea green
Caqui: khaki
Bronce: bronze
De color café: coffee coloured
De color chocolate: chocolate coloured
De color crema: cream coloured

Now play the audio to listen a conversation. Can you understand what is being said? Play the audio a few times before you look at the transcript. Don’t worry if you don’t understand every single thing the two people are saying. Try to catch whichever words you can and then try to piece things together to work out what is being said.

(Play the audio a few times before you scroll down and look at the transcript)



James: ¿Has visto el pelo de Diego?
Verónica: Sí, no me lo puedo creer. ¡Se lo ha teñido de verde!
James: Diego es tan extravagante.
Verónica: Me encanta su ropa. Es tan colorida. Hoy llevaba una chaqueta morada y unos pantalones amarillos.
James: Ojalá pudiera ser tan extravagante como Diego. O incluso un poco extravagante.
Veronica: Siempre llevas ropa negra James.
James: O gris.
Verónica: O marrón.
James: No creo que la ropa colorida me quede bien.
Verónica: Eso es una tontería. Si llevas algo con seguridad, te quedará bien.
James: ¿Puedes imaginarme a mí con el pelo verde o pantalones amarillos?
Verónica: Mmmmhh no.
James: Sin embargo, mi casa es muy colorida. Me encanta decorar mi casa con colores llamativos.
Verónica: Ya me he dado cuenta. Tu alfombra azul eléctrico. Tu sofá rojo brillante. Las paredes rosas…
James: Las paredes no son rosas.
Verónica: Son rosáceas.
James: Más moradas que rosas. ¡Me encantan mis cortinas doradas!
Verónica: ¡Y las puertas naranjas! ¡¡No olvides las puertas naranjas!!
James: Son rojas. Bueno, de color rojo anaranjado.
Verónica: ¡Definitivamente eres muy extravagante en tu casa James! De eso puedes estar seguro.
James: ¿Pues sabes una cosa? Una vez fui a la casa de Diego y todo era de color café o crema.


So, how did you get on? How much did you understand of the listening? Please let me know in the comments section below…

Don’t worry if you didn’t understand that much, keep reviewing the vocabulary and phrases and you will soon be up to speed and ready for the next lesson in this course. See you next time!

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.