gray
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This word may also be spelled "grey.”
gray(
grey
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el gris
(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).
Gray is very in fashion this season.El gris está muy de moda esta temporada.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (color)
a. gris
That sweater looks great with those gray pants.Ese suéter queda genial con ese pantalón gris.
b. canoso (hair)
I think she looks nice with her gray hair.Yo creo que se ve bien con el cabello canoso.
c. cano
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(referring to hair)
The old women of the village have gray hair.Las ancianas del pueblo tienen el pelo cano.
d. rucio (horses)
You can ride the gray horse; he's very docile.Tú te puedes montar al caballo rucio; es muy dócil.
3. (cloudy)
a. nublado
I always get a headache when the day is gray.Siempre me da un dolor de cabeza cuando el día está nublado.
4. (dull)
a. gris
My mother's new boyfriend is harmless, but so gray.El nuevo novio de mi madre es inofensivo, pero tan gris.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to age)
a. envejecer
The population of this country is graying.La población de este país está envejeciendo.
6. (to get gray hair)
a. encanecer
I have to go to the hairdresser more since I started graying.Tengo que ir a la peluquería con más frecuencia desde que se me encaneció el pelo.
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gray
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el gris
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. gris
3. (hair)
a. cano(a), gris
4. (fig)
a. gris (boring)
to go grayencanecer
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a gray areauna cuestión poco clara
gray hairscanas fpl
gray mattermateria f gris
gray squirrelardilla gris
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (hair)
a. encanecer
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gray [ɡreɪ]
adjective
(US)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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