brown
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brown(
braun
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el marrón
(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 like brown.Me gusta el marrón.
b. el café
(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).
(color)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Brown is my favorite color.Mi color preferido es el café.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (color)
a. marrón
The leaves are turning brown.Las hojas se están poniendo marrones.
b. café
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My husband has brown eyes.Mi esposo tiene los ojos café.
c. castaño
Her brown hair is so beautiful.Su cabello castaño es tan hermoso.
d. pardo
The brown bear was searching for berries.El oso pardo estaba buscando moras.
e. moreno (skin, hair)
He has brown hair, but his sister is blonde.Él es moreno pero su hermana es rubia.
f. bronceado (skin)
My skin is brown because I spent all summer at the beach.Tengo la piel bronceada porque estuve en la playa todo el verano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (culinary)
a. dorar
They browned the turkey in the oven.Doraron el pavo en el horno.
b. saltear
They browned the vegetables in the wok.Saltearon las verduras en el wok.
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brown
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el marrón
(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).
b. el color café
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. marrón
b. café
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
3. (hair, eyes)
a. castaño(a)
4. (skin)
a. moreno(a)
brown breadpan integral
5. (commerce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
brown goodsequipamiento audiovisual
brown paperpapel de estraza
brown ricearroz integral
brown sugarazúcar moreno(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (in cooking)
a. dorar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (in cooking)
a. dorarse
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brown [braʊn]
adjective
browner (comparative)brownest (superlative)
1 (gen) marrón; color café; (LAm) [+hair] castaño; [+leather] marrón
2 (tanned) moreno; bronceado; [+skin] moreno
to go brown ponerse moreno; broncearse
as brown as a berry muy moreno; bronceadísimo
noun
marrón (m); color (m) café; (LAm) [of eyes, hair] castaño (m);
transitive verb
1 [+sun] [+person] broncear; poner moreno
2 (Cookery) dorar
intransitive verb
1 [+leaves etc] volverse de color marrón
2 [+skin] ponerse moreno; broncearse
3 (Cookery) dorarse
modifier
brown ale (n) cerveza (f) oscura or negra
brown bear (n) oso (m) pardo
brown belt (n) (in judo, karate) cinturón (m) marrón
I was a judo brown belt then and he a white one I have a brown belt in karate
brown bread (n) pan (m) negro; pan (m) moreno; (Esp)
brown egg (n) huevo (m) moreno
brown goods (n) (productos (m) de) línea (f) marrón; (productos (m) de) gama (f) marrón
She had stopped him in the street to quiz him about electrical appliances, about white and brown goods The firms listed here offer every conceivable electronic or battery-run device: White goods (washers, dryers, refrigerators, and ranges), brown goods (tvs, air conditioners, etc)
brown owl (n) (Orn) autillo (m)
in Brownie Guides
brown paper (n) papel (m) de estraza
brown rice (n) arroz (m) integral
brown sauce (n) (Britain) salsa de condimento, con sabor agridulce
brown study (n)
to be in a brown study estar absorto en sus pensamientos; estar en Babia (informal)
brown sugar (n) azúcar (m) moreno
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