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"White" is a noun which is often translated as "el blanco", and "pale" is an adjective which is often translated as "pálido". Learn more about the difference between "white" and "pale" 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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pale(
peyl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pallid)
a. pálido
Mary became pale when she heard about the accident.Mary se puso pálida cuando se enteró del accidente.
b. blanco
The vampire had pale skin and fine clothes.El vampiro tenía la piel blanca y vestía elegante.
2. (light)
a. claro
I wear pale color clothes because they compliment my skin tone.Uso ropa de color claro porque va con mi tono de piel.
3. (not bright)
a. pálido
The painter used pale tones to display sadness and despair.El pintor usó tonos pálidos para mostrar tristeza y desesperanza.
b. tenue
The power went out, and only the pale moon illuminated the road.Se cortó la luz y solo la tenue luna iluminaba el camino.
4. (imitation)
a. burdo
This is but a pale imitation of the real Spanish cured ham.Esto no es más que una burda imitación del auténtico jamón serrano español.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to become pale)
a. palidecer
I paled at the sight of the cobra.Palidecí cuando vi la cobra.
6. (to seem insignificant)
a. no ser nada
The costs of reducing emissions pale beside the risks the world faces.Los costes de reducir emisiones no son nada comparados con los riesgos que afronta el planeta.
b. resultar insignificante
My accomplishments pale in comparison to the champion's.Mis logros resultan insignificantes comparados con los del campeón.
c. palidecer
A new stock market crash would make our current economic problems pale into insignificance.Un nuevo crac bursátil haría palidecer nuestros actuales problemas económicos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (piece of wood)
a. la estaca
(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).
A pair of pales marked the finish line.Un par de estacas marcaban la línea de llegada.
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