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How to say all Colors in Dutch: What is the list of colors in Dutch with Examples

How to say all Colors in Dutch: What is the list of colors in Dutch with Examples

  1. Introduction – How to learn the list of colors in Dutch?
  2. What is the list of basic colors or primary colors in Dutch with examples?
  3. What are the list of advanced colors in Dutch with examples?
  4. What are the Colors of the Rainbow in Dutch with examples?
  5. Can I use Colors as Adjectives in Dutch?
  6. What are the different Mixed Colors in Dutch?
  7. What is your favorite color in Dutch?

Introduction to list of Colors in Dutch – How to learn the different colors in Dutch?

The list of colors in Dutch is one of the most basic and important lists that you would need to know as a beginner in the Dutch language.

You might have to point at something and say “I want to buy the red plate” or “The sky is so blue today” or “My car is bright red” or “I would like a dark / light beer”. This is part of the basic vocabulary list of colors in Dutch.

List of basic Colors in Dutch
List of basic Colors in Dutch

You absolutely need to learn colors in Dutch as it is likely that you will come across words on a daily basis, whether you are working or studying or having a simple conversation.

  • An IT consultant might say “Make the button Red in color”
  • A doctor might tell you “Your skin looks a bit yellow”
  • A taxi driver might tell you, “Oktoberfest is so colorful.”
  • You might order a “dark beer” in a restaurant
  • You might have to say to your hair stylist, “I want mahogany steaks on my hair”

Wherever you go, you need to use the colors in Dutch in your sentences one way or another.

 

What is the list of basic colors in Dutch or the list of primary colors in Dutch with examples?

These are the most basic set of colors in Dutch which you will commonly use. There are many examples given which will teach you how to use the Dutch colors for different scenarios

Basic or Primary Colors in Dutch
Basic or Primary Colors in Dutch
English Dutch English Dutch
yellow geel Banana is yellow. Banaan is geel.
blue blauw The sea is blue De zee is blauw
white wit I have a white shirt Ik heb een wit overhemd
brown bruin The brown bear is angry De bruine beer is boos
orange oranje He likes his orange shoes Hij houdt van zijn oranje schoenen
black zwart My brother has black hair. Mijn broer heeft zwart haar.
red rood The Dutchman likes red wine. De Nederlander houdt van rode wijn.
pink roze His daughter has a pink bag. Zijn dochter heeft een roze tas.
green groen The leaves are green. De bladeren zijn groen.
Grey Grijs The grey suit is expensive. Het grijze pak is duur.

 

What are the list of advanced colors in Dutch with examples?

Now let us dive into the more interesting world of colors. There are hundreds of shades of colors and we might use many of them frequently if not on a daily basis.

Let us learn how to say the colors in Dutch with some examples.

 

English Dutch English Dutch
indigo indigo The Indigo ink is expensive. De Indigo inkt is duur.
beige beige I hate beige and I love yellow. Ik haat beige en ik hou van geel.
khaki kaki The Indian police mean wears a Khakhi shirt. De Indiase politieman draagt een Khakhi shirt.
cyan cyaan I lost my Cyan colorpencil. Ik ben mijn cyaan kleurpotlood kwijt.
maroon kastanjebruin My daughter likes her maroon doll Mijn dochter houdt van haar kastanjebruine pop.
purple paars We own that purple car. Wij bezitten die paarse auto.
violet violet Violet rubies and green emaralds are gorgeous. Violette robijnen en groene emaralds zijn prachtig.

 

What are the Colors of the Rainbow in Dutch with examples?

One of the first Dutch lessons you will learn is the colors of a rainbow in Dutch. These are a mix of the primary colors as well as the more advanced colors. Nevertheless, you need to know the list of rainbow colors in Dutch even if you are studying A1.

Rainbow - Colors in Dutch
Rainbow – Colors in Dutch

Let us learn the colors of the rainbow in Dutch with some examples.

English Dutch English Dutch
violet violet My husband gifted me a gown made of violet silk. Mijn man schonk me een jurk gemaakt van violette zijde.
indigo indigo The Indian ink is Indigo in color. De Indische inkt is Indigo van kleur.
blue blauw The sky is blue and the sea is blue. De lucht is blauw en de zee is blauw.
green groen I like green apples and hate red apples. Ik hou van groene appels en haat rode appels.
yellow geel Do you like this yellow shirt? Vind je dit gele hemd mooi?
orange oranje His orange tie is ugly. Zijn oranje stropdas is lelijk.
Red Rood My red BMW is fast Mijn rode BMW is snel

 

These are the 7 colors of the rainbow in Dutch. For children, this is like an ultra basic list which they need to study. For adults, most of these colours are primary colours and hence need to be memorized.

Can I use Colors in Dutch as Adjectives?

  • Of course! You can use colors as adjectives and it forms a very important part of your vocabulary. The same rules for other Dutch adjectives will apply when colors are being used as adjectives.
  • All adjectives for “de” words have the ending. For example, blauw or BLUE becomes “de blauwe schoen” which is translated as ”the blue shoe”;
  • Another example will be “groen” or GREEN becomes “de groene auto”  which is translated as “the green car”.
  • A second rule is that Adjectives which have the ending as “het” will end in e.
  • For example, paars or PURPLE becomes “het paarse T-shirt” which is translated as “the purple T-shirt”
English Dutch English Dutch
yellow geel The yellow banana is tasty. De gele banaan is lekker.
blue blauw The blue shirt is majestic. Het blauwe hemd is majestueus.
white wit The white wine is cold. De witte wijn is koud.
brown bruin The brown coat is large. De bruine jas is groot.
orange oranje The orange hat is funny. De oranje hoed is grappig.
black zwart The black panther is dangerous. De zwarte panter is gevaarlijk.
red rood I own a red purse. Ik heb een rode tas.
pink roze His daughter has a pink bag. Zijn dochter heeft een roze tas.
green groen The green leaves are beautiful. De groene bladeren zijn mooi.
Grey Grijs The grey suit is expensive. Het grijze pak is duur.

 

What are the different Mixed Colors in Dutch?

Similar to the English language, you can mix colors in Dutch. In English you might say “The paint is Bluish Green” or “The sun is Reddish orange”.

Let us learn how to say the same colors in Dutch with some examples.

Mixed colors in Dutch
Mixed colors in Dutch
English Dutch English Dutch
Reddish Roodachtig The sun is reddish orange. De zon is roodachtig oranje.
Yellowish Geelachtig The flower is yellowish blue. De bloem is geelachtig blauw.
Greenish Groenachtig The cheese is greenish blue. De kaas is groenachtig blauw.
Bluish Blauwachtig The sky is bluish green. De lucht is blauwig groen.
Blackish Zwartachtig Your wound is blackish grey. Uw wond is zwartachtig grijs.
Whitish Witachtig The tie is whitish grey De das is witachtig grijs
pinkish red rozerood The ink is pinkish red De inkt is rozerood
blackish zwartachtig Water should be colorless, not blackish blue. Water moet kleurloos zijn, niet zwartachtig blauw.
greyish grijsachtig The old man has greyish white hair. De oude man heeft grijsachtig wit haar.
colorful kleurrijk She wears colorful a colorful skirt. Zij draagt een kleurige rok.
colorless kleurloos Water is colorless. Water is kleurloos.
greenish yellow groengeel The mushroom is greenish yellow in color De paddestoel is groenachtig geel van kleur
marine blue marineblauw marine blue is our favorite color. Marineblauw is onze favoriete kleur.
dark blue donkerblauw Emeralds are dark blue in color Smaragden zijn donkerblauw van kleur
greenish blue groenachtig blauw The lake is greenish blue Het meer is groenachtig blauw
sky blue hemelsblauw The gemstone is sky blue De edelsteen is hemelsblauw
jet black gitzwart The horse is jet black Het paard is gitzwart
light red lichtrood The chair is light red De stoel is lichtrood
dark red donkerrood The apple is dark red De appel is donkerrood

 

What is your favorite color?

This is one of the most common questions that you will get in your A1 examination. The examiner will ask you in Dutch as to what your favorite color is. You need to respond in Dutch about your favorite color.

Favorite Color in Dutch
Favorite Color in Dutch
English Dutch
What is your favorite color? Wat is je favoriete kleur?
My favorite color is Blue. Mijn favoriete kleur is Blauw.
Your favorite color is Red. Jouw favoriete kleur is Rood.
His favorite color is Yellow. Zijn favoriete kleur is Geel.
Her favorite color is Green. Haar favoriete kleur is Groen.
Our favorite color is Orange. Onze favoriete kleur is Oranje.
Their favorite color is Pink. Hun favoriete kleur is Roze.

 

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