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"The color green"

Translation:El color verde

5 years ago

110 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/RichardDon11

Slightly resent being told there's a typo when I put a u in colour ;-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HP4eva

because the spanish spelling of colour has no 'u'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HudsonCurr

That is weird

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ToriaDragon

Then you should report it so that it might accept both :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shrina2

There are different spellings in the USA its color and in Britan its colour so both are correct

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maia_Francis18

It is an American app

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dbarszczak

I cri every time :(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/petunia09

It's because in spanish there is no U in color. It's just a Queen's english thing.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebastian454677

That's probably because that is the English (U.K) way of spelling it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lightning57

IM wearing a pink tie red glasses a orange shirt a purple hay and orange boots and nothing else

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jello.jiggles

Also you want a pink spider

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angie535384

Understand

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasmine_l_

How do you know if a word is masculine or feminine ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittanykane94

i would also like to know that

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/picklsmasterson

You can usually tell the gender of a noun based on the end of the word. words that end in 'O' are always masculine while words that end in 'A' are always feminine. The articles and adjectives used wwith the noun will be the same gender as thee noun. Nouns that dont end in 'O' or 'A' can be either maculine or feminine .Did this answer your question? correct me if im mistaken.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MercedesEstelle

You are correct but i would remove the word always from your statement as there are exceptions to every rule. Dia=day...you would think is feminine but it's actually masculine...el dia. Noche=night is actually feminine...la noche. Which is why we say buenos dias and buenas noches.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MercedesEstelle

Oh and nouns are either masculine or feminine. They don't change. Noche doesn't end with a or o but is definitely feminine. They are either one or the other and will stay that way.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gizmo.jr

Most masculine words usually end in the letters L, O, N, E, R, and S. "Loners" is a fun way to remember this.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gizmo.jr

I say usually because there are irregulars.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RosaliePippin

Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maia_Francis18

Feminine ends in a and masculine in o

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DiamondBlitz

From what my teacher taught me in spanish class. Words that end in D, ION, Z, and A are Feminine. Any other ending is masculine. So L, O, N, E, R, and S are all masculine. But the acronyms Dionza and Loners may help you learn the letters.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/picklsmasterson

You can usually tell the gender of a noun based on the end of the word. words that end in 'O' are always masculine while words that end in 'A' are always feminine. The articles and adjectives used wwith the noun will be the same gender as thee noun. Nouns that dont end in 'O' or 'A' can be either maculine or feminine .Did this answer your question? correct me if im mistaken.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cguz0910

i get it now

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah797462

Much Doge!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nosferotica

The only way I can describe it is the sound they make at the end. Like a and i generally denote feminine, whereas o and u generally denote masucline.

It's pretty much like what picklsmasterson said. It's the sound of the ending that is masculine or feminine. "ah" and "ee" are feminine and "oh" and "oo" are masculine.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesPatri77707

Feminine: -dad -umbre and -a Masculine: -or, -o and cognates that end in ma, pa, or ta (e.g. mapa) There are exceptions (la mano and el día) and there are of course other endings. Those just have to be memorized.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/edee911

It has an "a" sound if it is a femine. Like una or un for muculine. Or blanca or blanco.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KiraDehnel

I've heard that most direct cognates are masculine

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GBbbbbbb

El verde color is wrong?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shahrukhs

the article "el" is used for the word "color",so it should be with color.So,we write "el color verde"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jerome1521

In Spanish, the adjective is commonly placed before the noun. But there are some exceptions to that rule.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Essperetta
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Jerome: Is the other way around. English places the adjective before the noun Ex: A red house.

In spanish the adj goes after the noun. Ex: Una casa roja.

The english way to place adj before the noun are use in spanish only in literature (mostly poetry)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mcsdlw53

like what exceptions?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adi2005

Yes it dose not make sense

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/21chacat

Uh huh. It's El color verde

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ank_S

Verde Duolingo :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/21chacat

XD i get it...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UmeboshiDa

Why is the word order in the english sentence "the color green" rather than "the green color"? I realize in this case it doesnt matter so much but as soon as you replace color with "fruit" it does matter.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deletemethx

"The color green" and "the green color" are both acceptable English phrases, but they mean different things. "The color green" is analogous to phrases like "the name 'Tom'," e.g.: "I like the color green, and I like the name 'Tom'." Sometimes you need to hear a phrase's intonation for it to make sense. "The green color" is analogous to phrases like "the green fruit," just like you mentioned.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicoleMari346388

Why isnt it los color verde

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daminecraftman

it is not los color verde because los is plural and el color verde is singular

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hpjpbttf

I put that in too!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/justina1134

does anyone watch studio c because this reminded me of the episose season 50 where ann gets married and at the end hands the guy a book that says the color purple

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tearusty

It told me to put En color verde instead of El color verde. It marked it incorrect and I was very unhappy.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nim.sok.3

why is color spelled the same ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daminecraftman

because they put it that way and other ways would just be weird :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BradleyGG

I am Canadian. I speak English, not American. Therefore I will continue to put a U in colour.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hermone121

I'm also canadian (half )

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stefan459490

Ooh, i am also canadian, i cant wait to learn american, it sounds exotic. (American isnt a language you cannot not speak american)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nosferotica

I don't like being told I didn't do something when I did something. So either I'm pronouncing "color" wrong or for some reason you couldn't distinguish what I said for once in the entire lesson.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daminecraftman

Its kinda funny when you are translating thiamthe color green or el color verde see how the word color is color yet they say it differently.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lillian12340

Can anyone tell me why it is 'el color verde' and not 'el verde color' for 'the color green? I thought adjectives were reversed in Spanish ('el elefante azul' as opposed to 'the blue elephant')

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/torki0000
torki0000
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I don't know but it's strange to say the color green ,

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sebzukowski

"el color verde" is correct however "la color verde" was not when asked to translate "the color green" ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AchyuthanS

Because color is masculine.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/3Spanish5Me

The color purple

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbigailVin2

Shouldn't it be pronounced "berde" instead of with the pronounced v in "verde"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JazziRazzi

It should be pronounced with a combined V/B sound.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wecagle

This is a horrible pronunciation of "verde"!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John1va04

Ehh... whatever i understand the color green in spanish. I'm fine.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redgamer203

Color is first

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seamus.gorgan

this was easy for me

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blueart47

Green is not a creative color. ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AvaIsBae

das european

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hpjpbttf

I put in la color verde- why is it wrong?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarrenEsch
WarrenEsch
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I think it's because the word 'color' is masculine, so that would make it 'el'.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Girlup

it made me not able to use the apostrophes

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarrenEsch
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Why are some discussions locked? Gets rather frustrating when I want to ask a question and then can't.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gimme_Some_Sugga

amen

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robotlover
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is it feminine or masculine?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarrenEsch
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Masculine. Usually, El = masculine and La = feminine. In this case it is masculine:) There are some tricky words that look like they are obviously either masculine or feminine, but are not. You will encounter them eventually if you haven't already:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bleedingeyeball

They also use "u" in Britain. Where is britan?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErzsebetNagyne

Right is : The green color El verde color

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AntoinetteG18

WHO FROM WOLFSON GOT THIS FAR

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamPearson1

Colour not color Damn Americans

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adrian833739

Loving it so far.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mistakenolive

Is is strange that the voice trilled the R in color? I thought only rr was trilled.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisWeaver

When a sentence starts with an R is it trilled as well when you see a "rr" but the "r" anywhere else will have that rolling sound. That's just the accent with the language. A native Spanish speaker's tongue rolls more fluently than a non Spanish speaker.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joshualatos

What I've noticed listening to native speakers is the double "r" is really trilled, but the single "r" has a hint of trill as well, usually mild almost like a click.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shahrukhs

Saying r in spanish is really significant,and you can feel it really rough when they say rr.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Khaled.Sheta

"Verde" is pronounced "verve" right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/summerslolita

No its pronounced berthe and verve is pronounced berbe

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Essperetta
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Summerslolita: spanish does distinguishes between B and V just like english does.

B is pronounced with both lips together like Boat (sister sound to P).

V is pronounced whit your upper teeth on your lower lip like Very (sister sound to F)

So it is ver-de (english "d" sounds the same as spanish "d")

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SaulRomero21

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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emily051704

i put es Verde and it counted it wrong why????!!!!!!!!!!!! i was only two away from passing the test really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skylar.Sister

Can someone explain to me why it is El not Los?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FlappyCheeseCake

why are there so many "the color __" sentences

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaeniackDrivurrr

ya so many mistakes

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alondra061605

its so dumb i put one just one wrong letter and it counts it wrong like wtf i dont like tht

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moonsepentfire

the color is green. i english well

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MadisonEH

i accidentally put a dash and said i got it wrong '

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesDay53165

Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow MeowMeow Meow Meow

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VerdeNino

Green, good color, my favorits color

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmitG7

green is same in singular and plural so I don't understand why you have to use el instead of la

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lunabug1

Its kinda funny how color in Spanish is color

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alejandrocarmo

but I wrote the green color

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lightning57

IM wearing a pink tie red glasses a orange shirt a purple hay and orange boots and nothing else

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cguz0910

why couldn't it be la color verde.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girl_spain

the colour red????? red colour

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stefan459490

It changed él to el, anyone know why?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MorganSmit80258

hi random person scrolling down the comments that have zero votes on them

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vmar33
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El color verde = The green color (colour) ! Is it natural to say: "The color green" in Br/Am English ??? In what context, por favor? Thank you in advance.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/greenbug22

¡Hola! Me llamo Paloma. ¿Quien eres tu? Puedo ayudarte con español si haces un comentario a continuación.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TylerCoope77365

Why dont i put la instead of el

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlyssaEmer2

you should make this more clear because I thought you meant what is the color green.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dandmpa

Couldn't el color verde mean "the green color" as well as "the color green"

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Juan17318
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Why wihout IS? The color IS green.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnnyKing12

Okay gracia

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnishAdav

Shouldn't the adjective "green" come first?

3 months ago