This word may begin with a capital letter in the sense shown in 5).
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el blanco
(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 have the same sweater in white!¡Tengo el mismo suéter en blanco!
2. (part of an egg)
a. la clara
(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).
She ate only the egg white because she has to watch her cholesterol levels.Se comió solo la clara del huevo porque tiene que cuidar los niveles de colesterol.
3. (part of the eye)
a. el blanco
(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).
The white of the eye is also called the sclera.El blanco del ojo también se lo conoce como la esclerótica.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. blanco
I'm wearing a white shirt and blue pants.Llevo puesto una camisa blanca y pantalones azules.
5. (skin color)
a. blanco
Being so white, you really ought to wear sunblock.Siendo tan blanco, realmente debes ponerte bloqueador solar.
6. (pale)
a. blanco
He went white when he heard the bad news.Se puso blanco cuando escuchó la mala noticia.
7. (weather)
a. blanco (snowy)
I've never heard of a white Christmas in Mexico City.Nunca he sabido de una Navidad blanca en el DF.
8. (culinary)
a. blanco (meat)
He eats only white meat during Lent.Solo come carne blanca durante la Cuaresma.
b. blanco (wine)
She prefers white wine to red wine.Ella prefiere el vino blanco al vino tinto.
c. con leche (coffee)
She always orders her coffee white.Siempre pide café con leche.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (laundry)
a. la ropa blanca
(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).
This detergent is special for washing whites in the washing machine.Este detergente es especial para lavar la ropa blanca en la lavadora.
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1. blanco (m) (color, of eyes)
2. blanco(a) (sustantivo masculino o femenino) (person)
3. clara (f) (of egg)
4. blanco(a)
  • to turn or go white ponerse blanco(a), empalidecer
  • white with fear pálido(a) de miedo
  • white as a ghost or sheet blanco(a) como la nieve
  • white chocolate chocolate (m) blanco
  • white coffee café (m) con leche
  • white elephant (sentido figurado) mamotreto (m) inútil
  • white fish pescado (m) blanco
  • white flag bandera (f) blanca
  • white flour harina (f) (refinada)
  • white heat calor (m) blanco, rojo (m) blanco
  • the white House la Casa Blanca (Estados Unidos)
  • white lie mentira (f) piadosa
  • a white man un hombre blanco
  • white meat carne (f) blanca
  • white paper (parlamento) libro (m) blanco
  • white sauce (salsa (f) ) bechamel (f) , salsa (f) blanca (español de Colombia, CSur)
  • white spirit aguarrás (m) (británico)
  • white stick bastón (m) de ciego
  • white tie frac (m) y (formal dress) pajarita blanca or (español de España) corbata de moño blanca or (español de México) moñito blanco (RP)
  • white trash (familiar Pej) gentuza (f) blanca (Estados Unidos)
  • white wedding boda (f) or matrimonio (m) or (Andes) casamiento (m) de blanco (RP)
THE WHITE HOUSE La Casa Blanca es lugar de trabajo y residencia oficial del presidente de Estados Unidos y su familia en Washington, DC. Se trata del edificio público más antiguo de la ciudad y el primer presidente en vivir en él fue John Adams a partir del año 1800. Tras haber sido incendiado por las tropas británicas en 1814, fue restaurado y pintado de blanco. Sin embargo, y al contrario de lo que muchos creen, la “Casa Blanca” ya recibía este nombre antes de que se pintara en esta ocasión. Su nombre se hizo oficial cuando Theodore Roosevelt lo hizo grabar en el membrete de sus cartas. Por extensión, el término White House se utiliza para referirse a la presidencia y la administración estadounidenses.
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white [waɪt]
whiter (comparative)whitest (superlative)
1 (gen) blanco; [+wine, grape, chocolate] blanco; [+coffee] (milky) con leche; (with dash of milk) cortado
I have white hair and a white moustache His hair was white and thinning at the temples
to go or turn white (in face) ponerse blanco or pálido; palidecer
Richard had gone very white, but he stood his ground He turned white and began to stammer
whiter than white [+person, way of life] sin tacha; angelical
many people thinks he's whiter than white, but I could tell you a few things about him I'm not so naive as to expect people to believe bikers are whiter than white ...a whiter than white lifestyle
"Bleacho" washes whiter than white "Bleacho" deja la colada blanca como la nieve
Will your wash always come out whiter than white?
he went white at the age of 30 el pelo se le puso blanco a los 30 años; encaneció a los 30 años
My grandfather went white at the age of thirty He cannot come to terms with being US golf's Great White Hope ...the Great White Hopes of British women's tennis
she was white with rage estaba pálida de la rabia
I was white with rage He must have been white with shock A wounded man was clinging to the mane of his horse, his face white with terror
to show the white feather mostrarse cobarde
to be as white as a sheet or ghost estar pálido como la muerte
Two couples whose faces were as white as a sheet came running into the room He was as white as a ghost and trembling
2 (racially) [+person] blanco; [+area] de raza blanca; [+vote] de los blancos
they chose to go to live in a white area Dubuque is the whitest city in Iowa He only got 39 percent of the white vote
1 (colour) blanco (m)
his face was a deathly white su rostro estaba blanco or pálido como la muerte; the sheets were a dazzling white las sábanas eran de un blanco deslumbrante; to be dressed in white ir vestido de blanco
A woman dressed in white came up to me.
2 (white person) blancoablanca (m) (f);a blanca
The earlier race riots had been caused by whites attacking blacks.
3 (also white wine) blanco (m)
a glass of white un blanco
I prefer to drink white at lunch-time.
4 [of egg] clara (f)
5 [of eye] blanco (m)
don't fire till you see the whites of their eyes!
6 whites (Dep)
cricket/tennis whites equipo (m) blanco de cricket/tennis
I've forgotten to bring my whites
white blood cell (n) glóbulo (m) blanco
Once HIV has invaded the white blood cells, there is no way of getting the virus out
white chocolate (n) chocolate (m) blanco
white Christmas (n) Navidades (f) blancas or con nieve
A white Christmas is forecast for much of the nation
white coffee (n) (milky) café (m) con leche; (with dash of milk) café (m) cortado
I like black tea but white coffee Two white coffees, please
white dwarf (n) (Astron) enana (f) blanca
white elephant (n) elefante (m) blanco
The new airport is a white elephant The new pyramid in Memphis can be viewed either as an architectural wonder or a 32-story white elephant ...the seven-mile long Kielder reservoir, once labelled a white elephant The pavilion has become a 14 million pounds steel and glass white elephant Many projects turned out to be white elephants
white elephant stall tenderete donde se venden cachivaches
As soon as the doors opened, the crowd rushed towards the white elephant stall
white ensign (n) (Britain) enseña (f) blanca
...the royal yacht's white ensign
white flag (n) (Mil) bandera (f) blanca
Weaving its way through the craters in the road came a truck carrying a white flag to [raise] [wave] the white flag Investigators are looking into claims that during the Gulf War US troops fired on Iraqi soldiers, even though they had raised the white flag in surrender There are reports that there are many hundreds more troops waving the white flag and ready to surrender United's superior playing eventually forced Leeds to raise the white flag
white fox (n)
arctic fox See culture box in entry arctic.
white gold (n) oro (m) blanco
White gold, which is an alloy, was used on it
white goods (n) electrodomésticos (m)
...Europe's largest maker of white goods
white grape (n) uva (f) blanca
white heat (n) (Fís) calor (m) blanco
...a cauldron containing lead which was boiling at white heat the white heat [of] technology In June 1964, Harold Wilson was elected prime minister under a banner that promised to bring Britain "the white heat of technology" ...the white heat of German industry
white hope (n)
the great white hope la gran esperanza dorada
...China's white hope for economic development ...Gilles Carle, the one-time white hope of French-Canadian cinema
white horses (n) (on waves) cabrillas (f)
Quite a few white horses speckled the surface of the lake
the White House (n) (in US) la Casa Blanca
He drove to the White House The White House immediately denied the story The White House has not participated in any talks The White House fired her
white knight (n) (Economics) caballero (m) blanco
Hopes of a white knight rescuing Manders, the paint manufacturer, from its rival, Kalon, appear to have faded
white lead (n) (Chem) albayalde (m)
white lie (n) mentira (f) piadosa
This is a case where a little white lie is really more appropriate than the truth
to tell a white lie decir una mentira piadosa
She tends to tell white lies
white light (n) (Fís) luz (f) blanca
White light contains all colours
white magic (n) magia (f) blanca
...a benign wizard who practised white magic
white meat (n) (Cookery) carne (f) blanca
How many times a week do you eat white meat?
White Nile (n)
white noise (n) (Acoustics) ruido (m) blanco or uniforme
Along the radio airwaves came only hushed white noise
white owl (n) búho (m) blanco
White Paper (n) (Britain) (Australia) (Canada) (Parl) libro (m) blanco
The White Paper will lead to the closure of 18 pits a White Paper [on] science ...next year's White Paper on science ...the recent White Paper on the environment
white pepper (n) pimienta (f) blanca
Season with a little salt and ground white pepper ...the situation in the 1940s, when the disease was known as the Great White Plague and 23,000 people a year died from it
White Russia (n) (Hist) la Rusia Blanca
White Russian (n) (Hist) rusoarusa (m) (f) blancoablanca;a rusa a blanca
white sale (n) (Comm) rebajas (f) de ropa blanca
There's never a reason to wait for a white sale when you can buy your sheets, towels, pillows, and table linens from discounters who sell at savings of up to 60 every day
white sapphire (n) zafiro (m) blanco
white sauce (n) salsa (f) bechamel; besamel (f)
I have made a white sauce with dill and mustard
the White Sea (n) el mar Blanco
white shark (n) tiburón (m) blanco
white slave trade (n) trata (f) de blancas
It is suggested that the girls were unwilling participants of a white slave trade
white spirit (n) (Britain) trementina (f)
Clean with very fine wire wool dipped in white spirit
white tie (n) (tie) pajarita (f) blanca; (outfit) traje (m) de etiqueta con pajarita blanca
Kilts for men entitled to them, otherwise white tie
white trash (n) (US) término ofensivo contra la clase blanca pobre estadounidense
...a place peopled by illiterate poor white trash
white water (n) aguas (f) rápidas
There was white water all around
white water rafting piragüismo (m) en aguas rápidas; rafting (m)
At the Barcelona Olympics, white-water canoeing and kayaking was be included for the first time in 20 years
white wedding (n)
to have a white wedding casarse de blanco (y por la iglesia)
white whale (n) ballena (f) blanca
white wine (n) vino (m) blanco
Gregory poured another glass of white wine and went back to his bedroom
white wood (n) madera (f) blanca
The seating was white wood, which you assembled yourself
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