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"Blue" is a noun which is often translated as "el azul", and "white" is a noun which is often translated as "el blanco". Learn more about the difference between "blue" and "white" 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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white(
wayt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el blanco
(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 have the same sweater in white!¡Tengo el mismo suéter en blanco!
2. (part of an egg)
a. la clara
(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).
She ate only the egg white because she has to watch her cholesterol levels.Se comió solo la clara del huevo porque tiene que cuidar los niveles de colesterol.
3. (part of the eye)
a. el blanco
(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).
The white of the eye is also called the sclera.El blanco del ojo también se lo conoce como la esclerótica.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. blanco
I'm wearing a white shirt and blue pants.Llevo puesto una camisa blanca y pantalones azules.
5. (skin color)
a. blanco
Being so white, you really ought to wear sunblock.Siendo tan blanco, realmente debes ponerte bloqueador solar.
6. (pale)
a. blanco
He went white when he heard the bad news.Se puso blanco cuando escuchó la mala noticia.
7. (weather)
a. blanco (snowy)
I've never heard of a white Christmas in Mexico City.Nunca he sabido de una Navidad blanca en el DF.
8. (culinary)
a. blanco (meat)
He eats only white meat during Lent.Solo come carne blanca durante la Cuaresma.
b. blanco (wine)
She prefers white wine to red wine.Ella prefiere el vino blanco al vino tinto.
c. con leche (coffee)
She always orders her coffee white.Siempre pide café con leche.
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