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"Light color" is a noun which is often translated as "el color de la luz", and "dark" is an adjective which is often translated as "oscuro". Learn more about the difference between "light color" and "dark" below.
light color
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color of illumination)
a. el color de la luz
(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 spotlight has a variety of filters that can be changed, thus changing the light color.El proyector tiene una variedad de filtros que se pueden cambiar, cambiando así el color de la luz.
2. (less intense color)
a. el color claro
(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 light color, such as pastel blue, would look nice on this wall.Un color claro, tal como azul pastel, se vería bien en esta pared.
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dark(
dark
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without light)
a. oscuro
In Alaska it gets dark very early in the winter.En Alaska se pone oscuro temprano en el invierno.
2. (shade of color)
a. oscuro
My favorite colors are dark blue and light blue.Mis colores favoritos son el azul oscuro y el azul claro.
3. (skin and hair tone)
a. moreno
Columbus encountered dark-skinned Taínos on his second voyage.Colón se encontró con taínos que tenían la piel morena en su segundo viaje.
4. (mood, ambience)
a. sombrío
Edgar Allan Poe’s literature is filled with dark characters.La literatura de Edgar Allan Poe está repleta de personajes sombríos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (darkness)
a. la oscuridad
(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).
When I was a kid I was afraid of the dark.Cuando era niña le tenía miedo a la oscuridad.
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