How do you say "brown" in Spanish?
I saw on this site that it said marrón, but in school I learned it was café.
Are they two different things, or are they exactly the same? Please help.
A list of some "browns" in Spanish:
- marrón = brown
- pardo = brownish grey
- castaño = brown (for eyes and hair), chestnut coloured
- café = brown (in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and. Uruguay)
- color café = coffee brown (all other countries)
- moreno = for hair, it can be used for brown as well as black, but it is normally just dark.
- color avellana = nut brown
- color tabaco = dusty brown
- (color) teja = brick red (almost brown)
- retinto = very dark brown (mostly applied to animals)
- (color) siena = sienna colour
Come on! It is the same in all countries when people talk about colours: unless you use a standardised scientific method of measuring colours, it is all very subjective.
Pick a "brown".
look under Compound Forms at this site to see some shades of brown in Spanish:
brown-skinned de piel morena
chestnut brown marrón castaño
chestnut brown castaño
chocolate brown color de chocolate
dark brown marrón oscuro
dark brown café oscuro
golden brown adj marrón dorado
golden-brown amarillo marrón
have brown hair v tener el cabello castaño
hazel brown marrón castaño
leather brown piel café México
leather brown (color) nm cuero marrón (color)
leather brown (color) nm marrón cuero (color)
nut brown adj castaño (color)
nut-brown castaño claro (cabello)
nut-brown marrón claro (cabello)
nut-brown café avellana (color)
reddish brown marrón
Marrón is used in a general sense, café is used for eye color only. It is confusing, but that was what i learned.