Colors in Spanish  

Grammar Spanish Adjectives Spanish Colors

Colors are adjectives! They describe nouns, so they usually agree in number and gender with this nouns. Colors that end with vowels a, o will often end in 'a' to agree with feminine nouns or 'o' to agree with masculine nouns.

Yo prefiero el arroz blanco. - I prefer white rice.
El perro es negro. - The dog is black.

If the color ends with e it remains the same.

Está en la caja café. - It is in the brown box.

If the color ends with a consonant', it doesn't change.

Yo quiero la camisa azul. - I want the blue shirt.

To pluralize a color that ends in a vowel, simply add an 's'.

Tú pediste zapatos negros - You asked for black shoes.

If the color ends in a consonant, add 'es'.

María tenía los ojos azules. - María had blue eyes.

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