Colors in Italian
The colors in Italian are some of the vocabulary 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 saying the colors in Italian!
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How to say different colors in Italian
Here are some of the most common Italian colors to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more Italian colors.
- Arancione - Orange
- Giallo - Yellow
- Blu - Blue
- Rosso - Red
- Verde - Green
- Nero - Black
- Marrone - Brown
- Rosa - Pink
- Porpora / Viola - Purple
- Bianco - White
Let's get started...
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Porpora / Viola
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! Here are a few recommended Italian lessons to try next!
- How do you say things are beautiful in Italian? It's a little trickier than you may think!
- How do you describe yourself in Italian? It's easy with this lesson!
- What about describing other people in Italian? Check this Italian lesson out.
Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team
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