Negro
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Usage note
The term "Negro" is normally not considered offensive in historical contexts or the names of organizations dating from before the 1970s. In American and British English, referring to a person as "Negro" is now considered extremely offensive.
Negro(
ni
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gro
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(African-American)
a. negro
There were several "negro leagues" that were formed before the integration of professional baseball.Había varias "ligas negras" que se formaron antes de la integración del béisbol profesional.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(person of African origin)
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).
, la negra
(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).
In the United States, people of African descent are no longer called "Negroes" because it is considered offensive.En los Estados Unidos, las personas de ascendencia africana ya no se llaman "Negros" porque se considera ofensivo.
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Negro
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. negro(a)
Negro spiritualespiritual m negro
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negro
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negro(
neh
-
groh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. black
¿Prefieres el vestido rojo o el negro?Do you prefer the red dress or the black dress?
b. dark (eyes)
Tiene unos ojos negros de impresión.He has striking dark eyes.
2. (skin color)
a. black
Mi padre es blanco y mi madre es negra.My father is white and my mother is black.
3. (bronzed)
a. tanned
Pasó dos días en la playa y volvió completamente negra.She spent two days at the seaside and was completely tanned on her return.
4. (pessimistic)
a. gloomy
Tiene una visión muy negra de la vida.She takes a very gloomy view of life.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(cross)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Estoy negro de esperar!I'll have enough of waiting!
¡Me pone negra que la gente sea tan maleducada!It drives me crazy when people are so rude!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6. (color)
a. black
El negro pega con todo.Black suits everything.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
7. (person)
a. black person
Muchos negros de los Estados Unidos emigraron a Liberia en el siglo XIX.Many black people in the United States emigrated to Liberia in the 19th century.
8. (writer)
a. ghostwriter
Contrató a un negro para que escribiera sus memorias.He hired a ghostwriter to write his memoirs.
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negro
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. black
2. (bronceado, moreno)
a. tanned
estar negroto have a deep tan
3. (pan)
a. brown
4. (suerte)
a. awful, rotten
5. (porvenir)
a. black, gloomy
llevo una tarde negraI'm having a terrible afternoon
pasarlas negrasto have a hard time
ver(lo) todo negroto be pessimistic
6. (colloquial)
a. furious, fuming
me pone negro que nunca me avisen de nadait makes me mad that they never tell me anything
7. (tabaco)
a. black, dark
8. (cinema)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cine negrofilm noir
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (general)
a. black man, black woman
10. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
trabajar como un negroto work like a slave
11. (color)
a. black
12. (tabaco)
a. black o dark tobacco
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negroa negra
adjective
1 [+color, pelo] black; [+ojos, tabaco] dark; [+raza] black; Negro (anticuado)
más negro que el azabache jet-black
negro como boca de lobo
negro como un pozo
pitch-black; pitch-dark
2 (moreno) [+piel] dark; swarthy; (por el sol) tanned; brown
ponerse negro to go brown; tan
3 (sucio) filthy; black
lávate las manos que las tienes negras
4 [+estado de ánimo, humor] black; gloomy; [+suerte] terrible; atrocious
la cosa se pone negra it's not going well; it looks bad; lo ve todo negro he always sees the negative side of things; he's terribly pessimistic about everything; ve muy negro el porvenir he's very gloomy about the future
pasarlas negras to have a tough time of it
verse negro to be in a jam (familiar)
verse negro para hacer algo to have one's work cut out to do sth; nos vimos negros para salir del apuro we had a tough time getting out of it
vérselas negras to find o.s. in trouble
5 (enfadado) cross; peeved (familiar)
estoy negro con esto I'm getting desperate about it; poner negro a algn to make sb cross; upset sb; ponerse negro to get cross; cut up rough
6 (ilegal) black
dinero negro hot money; economía negra black economy; mercado negro black market
7 (Política) fascist
terrorismo negro fascist terrorism
1 (color) black
en negro (Fotografía) in black and white
negro de humo lampblack
2 (Caribe) (café) black coffee
1 (persona) black; coloured person (anticuado); Negro (anticuado)
¡no somos negros! we won't stand for it!; you can't do that to us!
sacar lo que el negro del sermón
trabajar como un negro to work like a dog; slave away (familiar)
2 (escritor) ghostwriter
3
mi negro (And) (S. Cone) (cariño) darling; honey
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