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"Blue" is a noun which is often translated as "el azul", and "green" is a noun which is often translated as "el verde". Learn more about the difference between "blue" and "green" below.
blue(
blu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el azul
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Blue seems to be everybody's favorite color.El azul parece ser el color favorito de todos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (color)
a. azul
The blue shirt suits you.La camisa azul te favorece.
b. amoratado (body)
He was blue with cold.Estaba amoratado de frío.
3. (sad)
a. triste
I can't help feeling blue on Sunday afternoons.No puedo evitar sentirme triste los domingos por la tarde.
b. deprimido
I always feel so blue during the dark and cold winter months.Siempre me siento tan deprimida durante el invierno oscuro y frío.
4. (politics)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. demócrata
It's a blue state. The candidate will never win there.Es un estado demócrata. El candidato jamás ganará ahí.
5. (politics) (United Kingdom)
a. conservador
The new prime minister is a bit blue.El nuevo primer ministro es un poco conservador.
6. (pornographic)
a. verde
I thought it was a blue film, but it was a perfume commercial.Pensé que era una película verde, pero era un anuncio de perfume.
b. colorado
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
He's a tasteless man, always telling blue stories.Es un hombre de mal gusto. Siempre está contando chistes colorados.
c. porno
That video store only has blue films.Esa tienda de videos solo tiene películas porno.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to wash with blueing)
a. dar azulete a
My grandmother always blued my grandfather's shirts so that they didn't go yellow.Mi abuela siempre daba azulete a las camisas de mi abuelo para que no amarillearan.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to squander) (United Kingdom)
a. despilfarrar
He'd blued his inheritance in less than a year.En menos de un año, había despilfarrado su herencia.
b. pulirse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Have you alreday blued all the money I gave you?¿Ya te has pulido todo el dinero que te di?
c. patinarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
Shall we blue the money we won at the races? It's not much anyway.¿Nos patinamos el dinero que ganamos en las careras? No es mucho de todos modos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to become blue; often used with "up")
a. azulear
In the evening, the sea would blue up right before the sunset.Por la tarde, el mar azuleaba justo antes de la puesta de sol.
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green(
grin
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el verde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He doesn't like green.No le gusta el verde.
2. (golf)
a. el green
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He got on the green in two shots.Llegó al green en dos tiros.
3. (politics)
a. el verde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She tends to support the Greens.Tiende a apoyar a los verdes.
4. (public grassy area in village center)
a. el césped comunal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll meet you in the pub next to the green.Nos vemos en el pub al lado del césped comunal.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (color)
a. verde
I use a green pen to grade exams.Uso una pluma verde para calificar exámenes.
6. (unripe)
a. verde (produce, timber)
These figs are still green.Estos higos todavía están verdes.
7. (inexperienced)
a. verde
I was pretty green, but I've learned a lot since then.Era bastante verde, pero he aprendido mucho desde entonces.
8. (ecological)
a. verde
The new university building is 100% green.El nuevo edificio de la universidad es 100% verde.
b. ecológico
We are seeing an increase in demand for green products.Estamos notando un aumento en la demanda de productos ecológicos.
9. (naive)
a. ingenuo
How could you be so green as to believe that?¿Cómo pudiste ser tan ingenuo para creer eso?
greens
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (green vegetables)
a. la verdura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You need to include plenty of greens in your diet.Es necesario incluir bastante verdura en tu dieta.
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