This is the ultimate lesson to remember all the Colours in Spanish. After this reed, you will be a little closer to your objective
METHOD TO THE MADNESS: I once read a book that said, if you want something to stick in your memory then make it as outlandish as possible. Then make it as vivid, in your mind, as you can. The more peculiar, the likelier you are to remember. With that being said, enjoy memorizing these new Spanish words with the help of some outlandish reminders ::EVIL LAUGH:: Mwajajaja
As mad as it sounds, you have two options. You can repeat these strange descriptions over to yourself until you have the word memorized. OR you can make up your own ridiculous but memorable reminders. Both choices should take you the same amount of time.
COLOURS IN SPANISH
Remember! When colours are used as adjectives, i.e The RED TABLES. The number and gender of the adjective must match the noun, i.e Las MESAS ROJAS. Except when the colour is neutral, you will be able to tell in the list by the absence of the “(A)” next to the spanish colour on the list, then you can ignore matching gender. Never the number. I also hope you remember to place your adjective, typically, after the noun. It is LA MESA ROJA, not LA ROJA MESA.
WHITE = BLANCO (A)
How to remember BLANCO:
If you don’t know the answer to the exam questions, leave those WHITE spaces BLANK (BLANCO).
BLACK = NEGRO (A)
PINK = ROSA // ROSADO (A)
How to remember ROSA:
We can all agree that the PINK ROSES ARE (ROSA – Used in Spain) the prettiest. Whose ROSES ARE THOSE(ROSADO – common in Latin america)
BROWN = MARRÓN
How to remember MARRÓN:
Never wear BROWN to an all white party, you’d look like a MORON.
CHOCOLATE = CHOCOLATE
How to remember CHOCOLATE:
Apart from emphasizing the very Spanish pronunciation of the Spanish ‘translation,’ I am wondering how much more I am going to write before I decide to tell you – IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME WORD IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH!
YELLOW = AMARILLO (A)
How to remember AMARILLO:
The YELLOW ARMADILLO is really slow.
STRAW = PAJA
How to remember PAJA:
Why would you mom buy you STRAW coloured PAJAmas? They look strange.
GREY = GRIS
How to remember GRIS:
The GREY frying pan has a lot of GREASE (GRIS) in it.
BLUE = AZUL
How to remember AZUL:
Say, A ZOO BLUE BULL, ten times fast.
DARK BLUE = AZUL OSCURO
How to remember AZUL OSCURO:
DARK = OSCURO in Spanish.
You can barely see him, and you can barely understand him. The DARK lord is OBSCURE (OSCURO)
LIGHT BLUE = AZUL CLARO
How to remember AZUL CLARO:
ACLARAR is TO CLEAR. But really TO CLEAN UP WITH WATER or TO CLARIFY IDEAS/SITUATIONS. You would be perfectly correct in saying, CLEAR UP YOUR IDEA FOR ME, I AM A BIT CONFUSED (ACLÁRAME TU IDEA, ESTOY UN POQUITO CONFUDIDO)
CLEAN (CLARO) the glass so the LIGHT (LIGHT BLUE) can pass through.
TURQUOISE = TURQUESA
How to remember TURQUESA:
It is turning a dull greenish blue. That TURKEY eats so much cheese, he is starting to look like the Spanish, QUESO. We call it it is a TURK-QUESO (TURQUESA).
PURPLE = MORADO (A)
How to remember MORADO:
The MORE YOU ADD (MORADO) PURPLE, the darker blue gets.
RED = ROJO (A)
How to remember ROJO:
ROJO JOJO! Merry Christmas! Santa claus wears RED.
SMOKY = HUMO
How to remember HUMO:
SMOKE means HUMO in Spanish. In old Spanish it would have been FUMO, as in FUME, which would have made all this a whole late easier.
The boss gets so angry, you can see the SMOKE coming from his ears. Guess there is no HUMOR (HUMO) allowed in the office.
SILVER = PLATEADO (A)
How to remember PLATEADO:
Every Narcos fan knows, if Pablo offers you PLATA, you take the SILVER. Or you get plastered.
EMERALD = ESMERELDA
How to remember ESMERELDA:
I knew the princess would love her those precious green stones, EMERALD looks stunning on ESMERELADA.
GREEN = VERDE
How to remember VERDE:
Happy BERR-DAY (VERDE) to you. Happy BERRDAY (VERDE) !!!!! Mr. GREEN peas!!! Happy BERR-DAY(VERDE) to you!
CHERRY = CEREZA
How to remember CEREZA:
No, NOT CERVEZA! A ‘V’ less. CEREZA. That is a Spanish word for CHERRY, as in the fruit. Also the colour, as it is in English.
If you are drinking, have a CERVEZA. But if you are vegan, have a CEREZA. Beer makes you tipsy. Fruit makes you healthy.
ORANGE = NARANJA // ANARANJADO
How to remember NARANJA:
One thing we have in common with the Spaniards, they say NARANJA for the colour and the fruit, just like we say ORANGE. (ANARANJADO – Common in Latin America)
MUSTARD = MOSTAZA
How to remember MOSTAZA:
You MUST ANSWER(MOSTAZA) the following quickly, MUSTARD is MOSTAZA.
BEIGE = BEIGE // BEIS
How to remember BEIGE:
A dull sandy yellowish-brown colour….what am I doing…IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME WORD IN SPANISH!
GOLD = DORADO (A)
How to remember DORADO:
They say the streets of el DORADO are paved with GOLD.
MAUVE = MALVA
How to remember MALVA:
With its light purplish flowers, the mallow plant, can be described as mauve. It is quite MAL-VA-lous.
VIOLET = VIOLETA
How to remember VIOLETA:
She sent her message BY A LETTER (VIOLETA) with a PURPLE ribbon.