blue
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blue(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el azul
(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).
Blue seems to be everybody's favorite color.El azul parece ser el color favorito de todos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (color)
a. azul
The blue shirt suits you.La camisa azul te favorece.
b. amoratado (body)
He was blue with cold.Estaba amoratado de frío.
3. (sad)
a. triste
I can't help feeling blue on Sunday afternoons.No puedo evitar sentirme triste los domingos por la tarde.
b. deprimido
I always feel so blue during the dark and cold winter months.Siempre me siento tan deprimida durante el invierno oscuro y frío.
4. (politics)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. demócrata
It's a blue state. The candidate will never win there.Es un estado demócrata. El candidato jamás ganará ahí.
5. (politics) (United Kingdom)
a. conservador
The new prime minister is a bit blue.El nuevo primer ministro es un poco conservador.
6. (pornographic)
a. verde
I thought it was a blue film, but it was a perfume commercial.Pensé que era una película verde, pero era un anuncio de perfume.
b. colorado
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
He's a tasteless man, always telling blue stories.Es un hombre de mal gusto. Siempre está contando chistes colorados.
c. porno
That video store only has blue films.Esa tienda de videos solo tiene películas porno.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to wash with blueing)
a. dar azulete a
My grandmother always blued my grandfather's shirts so that they didn't go yellow.Mi abuela siempre daba azulete a las camisas de mi abuelo para que no amarillearan.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to squander) (United Kingdom)
a. despilfarrar
He'd blued his inheritance in less than a year.En menos de un año, había despilfarrado su herencia.
b. pulirse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Have you alreday blued all the money I gave you?¿Ya te has pulido todo el dinero que te di?
c. patinarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
Shall we blue the money we won at the races? It's not much anyway.¿Nos patinamos el dinero que ganamos en las careras? No es mucho de todos modos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to become blue; often used with "up")
a. azulear
In the evening, the sea would blue up right before the sunset.Por la tarde, el mar azuleaba justo antes de la puesta de sol.
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blue
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el azul
(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. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
out of the blueinesperadamente
the bluesel blues
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have the bluesestar muy depre
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. azul
blue with coldamoratado(a) de frío
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she can complain until she's blue in the facepuede quejarse todo lo que quiera
once in a blue moonde uvas a peras cada muerte de obispo
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to scream blue murderponer el grito en el cielo
blue bloodsangre azul
blue cheesequeso azul
blue whaleballena azul
7. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(sad)
to feel blueestar depre or triste
8. (colloquial)
a. verde (obscene; joke)
to tell blue storiescontar chistes verdes
a blue filmuna película porno
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blue [bluː]
adjective
bluer (comparative)bluest (superlative)
1 azul; [+body, bruise] amoratado
blue with cold amoratado de frío
once in a blue moon de Pascuas a Ramos
you can shout till you're blue in the face puedes gritar hasta hartarte
to go like a blue streak (US) ir como un rayo
to talk like a blue streak (US) hablar muy deprisa
2 (obscene) verde; colorado; (LAm)
blue film película (f) porno
3 (sad) triste; deprimido
to feel blue estar deprimido; estar tristón (informal); to look blue tener aspecto triste
4 (Pol) conservador
noun
1 (colour) azul (m)
2 (Pol) conservadoraconservadora (m) (f);a conservadora
3 (Chem) añil (m)
4
the blue (sky) el cielo; (sea) el mar
to come out of the blue [+money, good news] venir como cosa llovida del cielo; bajar del cielo; [+bad news] caer como una bomba
he said out of the blue dijo de repente; dijo inesperadamente
5 blues (Mús) blues (m); (feeling) melancolía (f); tristeza (f)
he's got the blues está deprimido
6
Dark/Light Blue (Britain) (Univ) deportista (m) representante de Oxford/Cambridge
transitive verb
1 [+washing] añilar; dar azulete a
2 (Britain) (squander) despilfarrar
modifier
blue baby (n) niñoaniña (m) (f) azul;a niña niñoaniña (m) (f) cianóticoacianótica;a niña a cianótica
blue beret (n) casco (m) azul
blue blood (n) sangre (f) azul
blue book (n) (US) (Educ) cuaderno (m) de exámenes
blue cheese (n) queso (m) de pasta verde
blue chips (n)
blue-chip securities See culture box in entry blue-chip.
blue jeans (n) tejanos (m); vaqueros (m)
blue pencil (n) lápiz (m) negro (en la censura)
Blue Peter (n) (Náut) bandera (f) de salida
blue shark (n) tiburón (m) azul
blue whale (n) ballena (f) azul
blue whiting (n) bacaladilla (f)
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