Colors in Italian

Colors are some of the words you’ll utilize most when speaking Italian. You’ll be surprised how often you use color words to describe things on a daily basis. You can start new conversations too by talking about your favorite color: "Il mio colore preferito è …". Or perhaps you’re shopping and need to specify what you’re looking for.

After this lesson you’ll be a master of the colors in Italian!

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Arancione
Orange
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Giallo
Yellow
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Blu
Blue
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Rosso
Red
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Verde
Green
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Nero
Black
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Marrone
Brown
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Rosa
Pink
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Porpora / Viola
Purple
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Bianco
White
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Grigio
Gray
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Oro
Gold
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Argento
Silver
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Bronzo
Bronze
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Multicolore
Multi-colored
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Arcobaleno
Rainbow

Remember that many colors in Italian change gender depending on the noun it’s describing. If the color ends in ‘o’ it will change to an ‘a’ for a feminine word. For example, "the red shirt" is translated as una camicia rossa. See how the endings match?

You’ve added a whole host of new words to your Italian vocabulary bank. I hope you enjoyed this lesson!

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