Quick answer
"Colors" is a form of "color", a noun which is often translated as "el color". "Inks" is a form of "ink", a noun which is often translated as "la tinta". Learn more about the difference between "colors" and "inks" below.
color(
kuh
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luhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hue)
a. el color
(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).
Her favorite color is teal.Su color preferido es el verde azulado.
The artist used all the colors of the rainbow in her painting.La artista utilizó todos los colores del arco iris en su pintura.
2. (skin color)
a. el color
(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).
They don't discriminate based on the color or sexual preference of applicants.No discriminan basado en el color o preferencias sexuales de los aplicantes.
3. (crayon)
a. el crayón
(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).
Why don't you bring your colors and draw me a doggy?¿Por qué no traes tus crayones y me dibujas un perrito?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (having color)
a. a color
My grandparents still remember the days before color TVs.Mis abuelos todavía se acuerdan de los días antes de las televisiones a color.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to apply color)
a. colorear
The children colored pictures for their parents.Los niños colorearon imágenes para sus padres.
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ink(
ihngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (substance)
a. la tinta
(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).
I don't like pens with erasable ink, because they leave too many smudges.No me gustan los bolígrafos con tinta que se puede borrar porque dejan demasiados borrones.
2. (computing)
a. la tinta
(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).
My graphic design company is interested in buying a new ink jet printer.Mi empresa de diseño gráfico está interesada en comprar una impresora nueva de chorro de tinta.
3. (animal)
a. la tinta
(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).
Many cephalopods, like octopi and squids, have ink sacs as a defense mechanism.Muchos cefalópodos, como los pulpos y los calamares, tienen bolsas de tinta como mecanismo de defensa.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(body art)
a. los tatuajes
(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).
Lisa has some awesome ink.Lisa tiene unos tatuajes impresionantes.
b. el tatu
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Who did your ink?¿Quién te hizo el tatu?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (typography)
a. entintar
Before there were printers, plates were inked in order to copy books.Cuando no había impresoras, se entintaban planchas para copiar libros.
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