Colours in Spanish + Agreements
Colours are adjectives.
They describe nouns.
They go after the noun in Spanish and normally need to agree with it.
El perro(m) blanco = the white dog
Las casas(f) blancas = the white houses
Blue, Brown, Green and Grey only change from Singular to Plural:
Azul – Azules
Marrón – Marrones
Verde – Verdes
Gris – Grises
El perro marrón = the brown dog
La casa marrón = the brown house
Las casas marrones = the brown houses
These are colours that never change their endings.
Colour combinations are invariable.
La flor(f) es azul claro.
= The flower is light blue.
‘De color’ is a useful phrase to use with invariable colours.
Las flores son de color azul claro.
= The flowers are light blue.
Naranja (Orange) and Rosa (pink) are also invariable.
El cerdo rosa
= the pink pig
El lápiz naranja
= the orange pencil.
Study the colours and their endings on this table.
Watch and join in with the video, do the online quiz
This quiz is also available on its own separate page:
#1. Es un camión amarillo.
#2. Las mariposas son (brown) ____.
#3. Las flores son (orange) _____.
#4. Los peces son (grey) _____.
#5. Las plantas son (green) _____.
#6. La pelota es (black) ______.
#7. I have light blue flowers.
#8. The truck is light blue.
#9. Los perros son (black and white) _____.
#10. El camión es (red) ____ y las flores son (red) ____ .
#11. La flor es (yellow and white) _____.
#12. Los perros verdes no existen.
Have another go.
Try this practice first:
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Now go on to Describe Animals by their colour:
Animals + Colours in Spanish