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Usage note
The adjective "rosa" is sometimes invariable, which means its form does not change according to the gender or number of the noun it describes.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (botany)
a. rose
Mi marido me compró un gran ramo de rosas rojas para nuestro aniversario.My husband bought me a big bouquet of red roses for our anniversary.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (color)
a. pink
De niña, mi color favorito era el rosa.As a girl, my favorite color was pink.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (color)
a. pink
Los flamencos tienen plumas rosas porque comen camarones.Flamingos have pink feathers because they eat shrimp.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (name)
a. Rose
Se llama Rosa, pero todos la llaman Rosalita.Her name's Rose, but everyone calls her Rosie.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. pink
2. (fig)
verlo todo de color (de) rosato see everything through rose-tinted spectacles
3. (del corazón)
la prensa rosagossip magazines
una novela rosaa romance, a romantic novel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (color)
a. pink
5. (flor)
a. rose
estar (fresco) como una rosato be as fresh as a daisy
rosa de los vientoscompass rose
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1 (Botánica) rose
palo rosa rosewood
como una rosa
estar como una rosa to feel as fresh as a daisy; un cutis como una rosa a skin as soft as silk; estar como las propias rosas to feel entirely at ease; florecer como rosa en mayo to bloom; flourish
[no] hay rosa sin espinas there's no rose without a thorn
rosa almizcleña musk rose
rosa laurel rosebay; oleander
de color rosa color de rosa rosy; pink
vestidos color de rosa pink dresses; verlo todo del color de rosa to see everything through rose-tinted spectacles o rose-colored glasses; (EEUU)
3 (en la piel) birthmark; red birthmark
4 (Archit) rose window
rosa de los vientos rosa náutica compass; compass card; compass rose
revista rosa magazine of sentimental stories; Zona Rosa (México) (barrio) elegant (tourist) quarter of Mexico City
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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