el gris
-the gray
See the entry for gris.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. gray
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El vestido gris es muy elegante, ni demasiado claro, ni demasiado oscuro.The gray dress is very elegant, not too bright, not too dark.
b. grey (United Kingdom)
¡Mi pelo ya está gris y solo tengo 29 años!My hair is already grey and I am only 29 years old!
2. (weather)
a. overcast
Los días grises son perfectos para hornear galletas.Overcast days are perfect for baking cookies.
3. (mood)
a. gloomy
Después de romperse con ella, se puso gris y no quería ver a nadie.After breaking up with her, he became gloomy and didn't want to see anybody.
4. (communication)
a. dull
Con una presentación tan gris, nadie le prestaba atención.With such a dull presentation, no one was paying attention.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
5. (color)
a. gray
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Quiero pintar mi cuarto gris, pero mi esposa dice que es muy deprimente.I want to paint my room gray, but my wife says it's too depressing.
b. grey (United Kingdom)
El gris es un color adecuado para los uniformes escolares, muy fácil de lavar.Grey is an appropriate colour for school uniforms, very easy to wash.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. gray
2. (existencia)
a. gloomy, miserable
3. (discurso, persona)
a. dull, characterless
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. gray
gris marengo/perladark/pearl gray
5. (fam antes)
Regionalism used in Spain
los grisesthe cops
[+color] grey; gray; (EEUU) [+día, tiempo, persona] grey; dull
gris carbón charcoal grey; gris ceniza ash-grey; gris marengo dark grey; gris perla pearl-grey
1 (color) grey
2 (España) cop (familiar); member of the armed police
los grises the fuzz (muy_familiar)
3 (viento)
hace un gris there's a cold wind
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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