Quick answer
"Café" is a noun which is often translated as "el café", and "brown" is a noun which is often translated as "el marrón". Learn more about the difference between "café" and "brown" below.
café(
kah
-
fey
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (establishment)
a. el café
(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).
My plan is to find a café where I can get some work done.Mi plan es encontrar un café donde pueda trabajar un poco.
b. la cafetería
(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).
Why don't we meet at the café on Main Street?¿Por qué no nos reunimos en la cafetería en la calle principal?
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brown(
braun
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el marrón
(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 like brown.Me gusta el marrón.
b. el café
(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).
(color)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Brown is my favorite color.Mi color preferido es el café.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (color)
a. marrón
The leaves are turning brown.Las hojas se están poniendo marrones.
b. café
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My husband has brown eyes.Mi esposo tiene los ojos café.
c. castaño
Her brown hair is so beautiful.Su cabello castaño es tan hermoso.
d. pardo
The brown bear was searching for berries.El oso pardo estaba buscando moras.
e. moreno (skin, hair)
He has brown hair, but his sister is blonde.Él es moreno pero su hermana es rubia.
f. bronceado (skin)
My skin is brown because I spent all summer at the beach.Tengo la piel bronceada porque estuve en la playa todo el verano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (culinary)
a. dorar
They browned the turkey in the oven.Doraron el pavo en el horno.
b. saltear
They browned the vegetables in the wok.Saltearon las verduras en el wok.
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