black
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This word may begin with a capital letter in the sense shown in 3).
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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black
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).
2. (person)
a. el negro(a)
(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).
la negro(a)
(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).
3. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be in the blacktener saldo positivo
it says here in black and white…aquí pone, dice claramente que…
to see everything in black and whitetener una actitud maniquea
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. negro(a)
a black manun negro
a black womanuna negra
black and blueamoratado(a)
black beltcinturón m negro
5. (aviation)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
black boxcaja negra
black cabtípico taxi negro británico
black coffeecafé solo
black eyeojo morado
6. (astronomy)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
black holeagujero negro
black humorhumor negro
black iceplacas de hielo
black pepperpimienta negra
black puddingmorcilla f
7. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
black sheepoveja negra
8. (evil, unfavorable)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to give somebody a black looklanzar a alguien una mirada asesina
the future is looking blackel futuro se presenta muy negro
it's a black day for Britaines un día negro or aciago para Gran Bretaña
black magicmagia negra
that earned him a black markaquello supuso un borrón en su historial
black spotpunto m negro
9. (unofficial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
black economyeconomía sumergida
black marketmercado negro
black marketeerestraperlista mf
10. (in proper names)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the Black Countryla región industrial de las Midlands
the Black Deathla peste negra
the Black Forestla Selva Negra
Black Forest gateautarta de chocolate y guindas
Black Mariacoche m celular
the Black Seael Mar Negro
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (blacken)
a. ennegrecer, pintar de negro
12. (boycott; company) (United Kingdom)
a. boicotear
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black [blæk]
adjective
blacker (comparative)blackest (superlative)
1 (in colour) negro
(accident) black spot (Aut) punto (m) negro; black and white photo foto (f) en blanco y negro; black and white TV TV (f) monocromo; his face was black and blue tenía la cara amoratada; with a face as black as thunder con cara de pocos amigos
to swear black and blue jurar por todo lo más santo;that que
2 (of race) negro
black man negro (m); black woman negra (f)
3 (dark) oscuro; tenebroso
as black as pitch as black as your hat oscuro como boca de lobo
4 (dirty) sucio; (with smoke) negro; ennegrecido
5 (Britain) (trade union parlance)
to declare a product black boicotear un producto
6 [+day, event] negro; funesto; aciago; [+outlook] negro; [+forecast] pesimista; [+thought] malévolo; [+rage] negro; [+look] ceñudo; de desaprobación
a black day on the roads una jornada negra en las carreteras; he is not as black as he is painted no es tan malo como lo pintan; things look pretty black la situación es desconsoladora; things were looking black for him la situación se le presentaba muy difícil
noun
1 (colour) negro (m); color (m) negro
a film in black and white un film en blanco y negro
in black and white
I should like it in black and white quisiera tenerlo por escrito; there it is in black and white! ¡ahí lo tiene en letras de molde!
2 (person) negroanegra (m) (f);a negra
3 (mourning) luto (m)
to be in black wear black estar de luto
4 (darkness) oscuridad (f); noche (f)
5
to stay in the black estar en números negros
transitive verb
1 ennegrecer; [+shoes] limpiar; lustrar
to black sb's eye poner a algn el ojo amoratado; poner a algn el ojo a la funerala (informal); (Esp)
2 (Britain) (trade union parlance) boicotear
modifier
Black Africa (n) el África negra
black arts (n) magia (f) negra
black bass (n) perca (f) negra; perca (f) truchada
black belt (n) (Dep) cinturón (m) negro
black box (n) (Aer) caja (f) negra
black coffee (n) café (m) solo; tinto (m); (Col) (large) café (m) americano
black college (n) (US) universidad para gente de color
black comedy (n) comedia (f) negra
Black Country (n) región industrial al noroeste de Birmingham (Inglaterra)
Black Death (n) peste (f) negra
black economy (n) economía (f) negra
Black English (n) (US) inglés hablado por los negros americanos
black eye (n) ojo (m) amoratado; ojo (m) a la funerala (informal); (Esp)
Black Forest (n) Selva (f) Negra
Black Forest gâteau (n) pastel de chocolate, nata y guindas
black goods (n) géneros (m) sujetos a boicoteo
black grouse (n) gallo (m) lira
black hole (n) (Astron) agujero (m) negro
black humour (n) humor (m) negro
black ice (n) hielo invisible en la carretera
black line (n) raya (f) en negro
black magic (n) magia (f) negra
Black Maria (n) (Britain) coche (m) or furgón (m) celular
black mark (n) señal (f) roja; nota (f) adversa; punto (m) negativo
black market (n) mercado (m) negro; estraperlo (m); (Esp)
black marketeer (n) estraperlista (m); (Esp)
Black Moslem (n) musulmán (m) negro
Black Nationalism (n) nacionalismo (m) negro
Black Panthers (n) Panteras (f) negras
black pepper (n) pimienta (f) negra
Black Power (n) poder (m) negro
black pudding (n) (Britain) morcilla (f); moronga (f); (Méx)
Black Rod (n) (Britain) (Parl) dignatario de la Cámara de los Lores encargado de reunir a los Comunes en la apertura del Parlamento
Black Sea (n) mar (m) Negro
black sheep (of the family) (n) oveja (f) negra
Black Studies (n) (US) estudios de la cultura negra americana
black tie (n) corbata (f) de lazo; corbata (f) de smoking
"black tie" (on invitation) "de etiqueta"
black tie dinner (n) cena (f) de etiqueta
Black Watch (n) (Britain) (Mil) regimiento escocés
black widow (spider) (n) viuda (f) negra
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