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?Purpura o marado?

Hi Spanish Students. What Spanish word is more common for the color purple....marado or purpura? !Gracias!

April 26, 2017


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You can use any of them although sometimes It depends on the country, for instance the word "morado" is more popular in countries such as Ecuador, Colombia, Perú generally in south America; nevertheless in some places in Spain is common to use "Púrpura". Having said that, "morado", "púrpura", and "violeta" are the same colour; however people who are a little "fussy" use them according to the color-scheme. Morado= dark purple, Púrpura= light purple, violeta= a little lighter than púrpura. I hope I've helped you, and sorry for my broken English.

April 28, 2017


Your English isn't broken! :)

March 25, 2018


I wish my Spanish is "broken" as your English ;) Thank you for clarification

September 2, 2018


fix "morado" ... en Mexico se usan asi :

Morado = dark purple

purpura = light purple

April 26, 2017


In high school in Denver, we were taught to use 'violeta' for purple. How often is that used?

April 27, 2017


It depends on the country, "morado", "Púrpura", "violeta", You can feel free to use them in any spanish country, people know what it means however depending on the country some words will be more used than other.

April 27, 2017


Fix "morado" ; "Púrpura" ( don't forget the " tilde " )

Here in Colombia, we actually don't mind, We're a very flexible country in these kind of things, however I'd recommend you to say "morado", which is way more used than púrpura.

April 27, 2017


pudes decir los dos , pero creo q mas usan morado

May 16, 2017


Hi, I'm Spanish. For me, "morado" and "purpura" is the same (dark purple), but in my country is more common to say "morado". If you say "violeta" you are referring to ligth purple.

March 13, 2019
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