Lesson 8 - Colores (Colors)
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Pages in this lesson: Colors - Demonstratives - Dialogue - Reading - Quiz
This page: Learn the names of the colors in Spanish.
Click on the colors in the table below to hear the pronunciation and repeat.
|► marrón | ► café||brown|
Colors can be nouns (the name of the color) or adjectives (to describe the color of something). If the color is being used as a noun, you will need an article (like el or la). If you are using the color as an adjective, put the color after the noun. Adjectives in Spanish generally go after the noun they are modifying.
Adjectives in Spanish need to agree in gender and quantity (singular vs. plural) with the noun that they are modifying. If the color ends in a letter O (indicating it is the masculine form), change it to an A for feminine nouns. Colors that don't end in a letter O, won't change with feminine nouns.
If you use a color with a plural noun, change the adjective to the plural form by adding the letter S if the color ends in a vowel or ES if it ends in a consonant.
Select the name of the color.
Now write the name of the color.
Write a sentence to describe the color of the item. Remember that adjectives go after the noun (red book = libro rojo) and need to agree in gender and quantity (singular vs. plural). Don't forget to use correct capitalization, accents and punctuation, or the computer will mark it as incorrect.
Describe things in the room.
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