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Why Is the color orange "naranja" rather than "anaranjado"?

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When I was going through my spanish skill tree I noticed that there was something that is different than what spanish I've learned in school. The color orange in duolingo is "naranja" but my spanish teacher said that it's "anaranjado" and that naranja is specifically for the fruit.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio
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RAE says that both are the same for color.

Naranja. Color anaranjado http://lema.rae.es/drae/?val=naranja

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

I always heard that naranja is for fruit and the color orange. That is what my deceased husband always told me unless it is in a different part of Mexico. Also there are over 200 dilects of spanish in Mexico alone so your spanish teacher may have been right for where she/he learned the spanish. Hope this helped. I'm just going by what my mexican husband told me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

well in my country (guatemala) we say naranja for the color and for the fruit, before we say anaranjado but not now

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Depends on what part of the world your Spanish comes from. Among the Mexicans I know naranja is both, and my dictionary says that is OK.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NaroniaSonia
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Some Spanish has both. But some, naranja is the fruit orange, and anaranjado is the color.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

i talk spanish so i can say you that is the same but if you are in spain for example it says "anaranjado" for the color and "naranja" for the fruit. so it depends of the place

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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If you want, I could correct your post (here, or on your stream).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Can you correct me when my Spanish is wrong? I still after all these years get my verbs and accent marks mixed up.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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I'm not a native speaker so I don't think I would be of much use. But if I see you say something wrong I'll correct it for you if you want.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

ok thank you

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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That was in response to Mary_Taylor.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

why correct it?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Because your post had a few errors.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

what errors?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Here's what you should have said:

I speak Spanish so I can tell you that they are the same, but if you are in Spain, for example, they say, "anaranjado" for the color, and "naranja" for the fruit. So it depends on the place.

¡Saludos!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

examinte me gusta. Are you fluient in Spanish? I wish I was because it makes me mad when gringos try to take advantage of anyone that can't speak english. I go to their rescue and I don't care what nationality. Right is right and wrong is wrong. This is exactly the reason why I want to speak Spanish and learn the culture. I wish sometimes I was born Spanish so I would be able to speak this romantic language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

i would like talk spanish and not only english because its hard for me. (i am spanish speaker so i talk just spanish)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Are you from Spain or central,north america or another part of the Spanish speaking countries?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

i am from central america (i do not know if i write it well, please correct me if i dont)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rimbarri

I'm from Spain, I use "naranja" for the color and "anaranjado" if something is a bit orange. It isn't the same: "Este blanco es anaranjado" than "Este blanco es naranja", the first is a white with tones orange, the seconds is not white at all. Sorry if I writte something wrong in english.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Your English is fine. I wish I could speak Spanish as well as you speak English.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rimbarri

Keep it up! If you like Spanish like it seems, you'll improve your Spanish skill soon.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

well, i canot speak english very well i speak english since 2011! so if your you strive you could get to talk a good Spanish

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/INDIAN___YOGI

प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को अपनी भाषा पर अधिकार प्राप्त होता है। विद्वान वही है जो दूसरों की भाषा पर अधिकार रखता है। (Everybody has command on his own language. Scholar is one who keeps command on other's language.)

An illiterate in England can speak better English than a professor of English in India. Isn't it so?

:) gracias

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Diggabyte
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Gracias para las ayudas everyone! (sorry if my spanish is incorrect) I'll ask my teacher specifically what dialect he is teaching us :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

can i correct you, i know that you don´t speak spaish but i want to correct it

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulis_moscoso

gracias POR LA AYUDA everyone!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Diggabyte
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gracias :)

4 years ago
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