colorear

usage note
This word may also be spelled “colorar” in the senses shown in 1), 2), and 3).
colorear
transitive verb
1. (to add color to) 
a. to color (United States) 
Voy a colorear el tejado de la casa de rojo, y las puertas y ventanas de azul.I'm going to color the roof of the house red and the doors and windows blue.
b. to colour (United Kingdom) 
Tienes que hacer un dibujo y colorearlo con crayones.You have to draw a picture and colour it with crayons.
2. (to tint) 
a. to dye 
Quisiera colorear mi camiseta blanca de azul.I'd like to dye my white t-shirt blue.
b. to stain 
Para colorear este material, necesitas un tinte especial.In order to stain this material, you need a special dye.
3. (to add to) 
A mi abuela le gusta colorear los cuentos de hadas con detalles que no están en los libros.My grandma likes to embellish fairy tales with details that are not in the books.
intransitive verb
4. (to ripen) 
a. to redden 
Los pimientos colorearon y ya se pueden comer.The peppers have reddened and can now be eaten.
colorear
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to color (in) 
colorear
transitive verb
2 (justificar) to justify; put in a favourable light; (quitar importancia a) to whitewash; gloss over
intransitive verb
1 [+frutos] to ripen
2 (tirar a rojo) to be reddish
3 (ponerse colorado) to redden
Examples
Verb Conjugations for colorear
Past Participle: coloreado
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
coloreo
coloreé
coloreaba
colorearía
colorearé
coloreas
coloreaste
coloreabas
colorearías
colorearás
él/ella/Ud.
colorea
coloreó
coloreaba
colorearía
coloreará
nosotros
coloreamos
coloreamos
coloreábamos
colorearíamos
colorearemos
vosotros
coloreáis
coloreasteis
coloreabais
colorearíais
colorearéis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
colorean
colorearon
coloreaban
colorearían
colorearán
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