Colors in Portuguese

Colors are some of the words you’ll utilize most when speaking Portuguese. 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. Minha cor favoritaé _______. 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 Portuguese!

Pronouncing colors in Portuguese

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laranja

orange

amarelo

yellow

azul

blue

vermelho

red

verde

green

preto / negro

black

marrom / castanho

brown

rosa / cor-de-rosa

pink

roxo

purple

branco

white

cinza

gray

dourado

gold

prateado

silver

cobre (cor de cobre)

bronze

colorido

multi-colored

arco-íris

rainbow

Remember that many colors in Portuguese 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 a camisa vermelha. See how the endings match?

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

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