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"White" is a noun which is often translated as "el blanco", and "black" is a noun which is often translated as "el negro". Learn more about the difference between "white" and "black" below.
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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black(
blahk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el negro
(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 likes black; she says it looks professional.Le gusta el negro; dice que se ve profesional.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (color)
a. negro
I love that black coat you wore yesterday.Me encanta el abrigo negro que tenías puesto ayer.
b. oscuro
The sky is black; I think it's going to rain.El cielo está oscuro; creo que va a llover.
3. (skin color)
a. negro
Barack Obama was the first black president of the United States.Barack Obama fue el primer presidente negro de los Estados Unidos.
b. de color
The first black people came to the island in the 18th century.Las primeras personas de color llegaron a la isla durante el siglo dieciocho.
4. (soiled)
a. negro
Your hands are black. Go wash them!Tienes las manos negras. ¡Ve a lavártelas!
b. sucio
My boots were black after walking through the mud.Estaban sucias mis botas después de caminar por el lodo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to bruise)
a. poner morado
We were fighting, and the other guy punched me and blacked my eye.Nos estábamos pegando, y el otro tipo me dio un puñetazo y me puso el ojo morado.
6. (to polish)
a. lustrar
Outside the bar, a shoe shiner was blacking a man's shoes.En la puerta del bar, un limpiabotas le lustraba los zapatos a un señor.
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