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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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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luisg21

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Greg184537

Your English isn't broken! :)

March 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SinisaKuzet

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

September 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moscaRusa

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

Morado = dark purple

purpura = light purple

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fizzlewicket

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

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zacther

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zacther

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hyrum_s

pudes decir los dos , pero creo q mas usan morado

May 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Orfera

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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