German Colors – Die Farben

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In today's article we will see how to speak and write colors in German. The word Farben it is colors in German, in the singular it is farbe.

It is worth mentioning that to use colors as adjectives in German you cannot just add them in sentences. German adjectives follow a rather complicated declension rule.

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German Colors

Let's see the list of colors in German below:

PortugueseGerman 
colorFarbe
redrot
greengrün
yellowgelb
blueblau
blackschwarz
Whiteweiß
purplelila
brownbraun
pinkpink
Graydegree
Orangeorange
Navy-bluemarineblau
bordeauxkastanienbraun
tealblaugrün
silversilber
goldengold
limehellgrün
crimsonpurpurrot
cyancyan
indigoindigoblau
ivoryelfenbeinfarben
lavenderlavendel
khakikhaki
magentamagenta
light-bluehellblau
dark-reddunkelrot
pale greenblassgrün

Remember that German is a language where the combination of words form other words, the same thing happens with colors that can express several different Project Ideas. Observe the phrases below:

Sich grün und blau ärgernget very angry
Blau I do not knowbe drunk
Blaumachendon't go to work
Gelb vor Neid werdenjealous
Etwas schwarz tundo something illegal
Sich schwarz ärgernget very angry
Rotsehenget very angry
Alles degree in degree malenbe pessimistic

I leave you to try to understand why these colors are capable of expressing these things.

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