Colors, Materials and Uses of Objects – Spanish Words and Phrases

Colors

  • Color (el) = color
  • Amarillo = yellow
  • Azul = blue
  • Blanco = white
  • Gris = grey
  • Marrón = brown
  • Morado = purple
  • Naranja = orange
  • Negro = black
  • Rojo = red
  • Rosa = pink
  • Verde = green
  • … claro = light (for example, “azul claro”)
  • … oscuro = dark (for example, “azul oscuro”)
  • De cuadros / A cuadros = checkered
  • De rayas / A rayas = striped
  • Multicolor = multicolored

Sentences about colors

  • ¿De qué color es la hoja? = What color is the leaf?
  • La hoja es verde = The leaf is green
  • La camiseta es de rayas blancas y rosas = The t-shirt is of white and pink stripes.
  • Las gafas negras son muy elegantes = The black glasses are very elegant
  • Nuestro coche es azul = Our car is blue

 

Materials

  • Material (el) = material
  • Acero (el) = steel
  • Algodón (el) = cotton
  • Bronce (el) = bronze
  • Cobre (el) = copper
  • Cristal (el) = glass, crystal
  • Cuero (el) = leather
  • Goma (la) = rubber
  • Hierro (el) = iron
  • Lana (la) = wool
  • Madera (la) = madera
  • Metal (el) = metal
  • Nailon (el) = nylon
  • Oro (el) = gold
  • Pana (la) = corduroy
  • Plata (la) = silver
  • Piel (la) = fine leather, fur
  • Plástico (el) = plastic
  • Seda (la) = silk
  • Tela (la) = fabric
  • Terciopelo (el) = velvet
  • Vidrio (el) = glass

Sentences about materials

  • ¿De qué está hecha la camisa? = What is the shirt made of?
  • La camisa es de algodón = The shirt is made of cotton
  • Las mesas son de madera = The tables are made of wood
  • He ganado la medalla de oro = I have won the gold medal

 

Uses

To talk about what an object is for, we use one of this two expressions:

  • ser para… = to be (used) for…
  • servir para… = to be (used) for…

Sentences about uses of objects

  • ¿Para qué es el bolígrafo? El bolígrafo es para escribir = What is the pen  used for? The pen is used for writing.
  • ¿Para qué son las gafas? Las gafas son para ver bien = What are the glasses for? The glasses are for seeing well.
  • ¿Para qué sirve una sierra? Una sierra sirve para cortar madera = What is a saw used for? A saw is used for cutting wood
  • ¿Para qué sirven los móviles? Los móviles sirven para muchas cosas, por ejemplo para llamar a alguien = What are mobile phones for? Mobile phones are used for many things, for example for calling someone.

 

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