Read the short dialog and try to find the colors in it 
Note: colors (in the USA) - colours (in England)
 
Leia o pequeno diálogo e tente achar as cores nele.

A: What’s your favorite color?

B: It depends on the use of it.

A: What do you mean?

B: Well, look. For clothes I prefer light colors such as green, white, light blue. For cars I like black or gray. And  you ?

A: I don’t have a preference really, but I like yellow and green.

B: Yellow is a fantastic color, isn’t it? Why don’t you use it more often?

A: Oh come on! Can you imagine me at work in a yellow suit ? My boss would think I went crazy!

B: Why's that ? It’s a personal choice,isn't it ?

A: Yes, I know. But tell me, would you do business with a man in a red suit and a yellow shirt ?

B: I guess I wouldn’t.

A: Why not ? What’s the big problem?

B: Well, if I didn’t know the guy I wouldn’t trust him. He would look a bit strange, don’t you think?

A: See ? You’ve answered your own question. In business or at work it’s better to wear a gray or navy blue suit. It makes us look more serious.

B: Your right ! But there’s nothing wrong with a yellow sports jacket, is it ?

A: No, of course not. It’s ok.

B: Thanks, it’s a relief to know that. I’ve just bought a beautiful yellow jacket and I paid good money for it.

 

(Entre parenteses a pronuncia figurada)

Português

English

AMARELO

YELLOW ( iélou)

AZUL

BLUE ( blu)

AZUL MARINHO

NAVY BLUE (neiviblu)

BEGE

BEIGE ( beij)

BRANCO

WHITE ( uait)

CASTANHO

FAWN ( fón) ou LIGHT BROWN

CINZA

GREY (grei)(us)  GRAY(Br) *

CREME

CREAM ( krím)

DOURADO

GOLDEN ( goulden)

ESCARLATE

SCARLET (scarlit)

LARANJA

ORANGE ( órindj)

LILÁS

LILAC ( lailék)

MARROM

BROWN ( braum)

PRATEADO

SILVERY ( silvri)

PRETO

BLACK ( blék)

ROSA

PINK ( pink)

ROXO

PURPLE ( pârpoul)

RUBRO

CRIMSON ( krinsân)

VERDE

GREEN ( grim)

VERMELHO

RED ( RED)

VIOLETA

VIOLET ( vaiâlit)

CLARO

LIGHT ( lait)

ESCURO

DARK (dark)

VERDE CLARO

LIGHT GREEN (lait grim)

VERDE ESCURO

DARK GREEN (da'k grin)

 

Para dizer cor clara ou escura basta colocar ANTES do nome da cor as palavras “Light” ou “Dark” respectivamente. Veja:

Blue – Azul                Dark blue – azul escuro           Light blue – azul claro
Green – verde           Dark green – verde escuro      Light green – verde claro

Outras aplicações para cores
Pode-se usar cores para significar estados de espírito, qualidade de algo ou de alguém. Veja:

White Lie –(mentira branca) – uma mentira dita por uma boa causa.

I just said that white lie to keep her happy.

 

Blue film – (filme azul) – um  filme pornográfico.

I don’t know why you like blue films so much.Come on grow up!

 

Scarlet woman- (mulher escarlate) – mulher de má reputação.

I know Hellen. She is a real scarlet woman.

 

To be green (estar verde) – estar a ponto de ficar doente.

I am green with the swing of this boat!

 

To be yellow (ser amarelo) – ser covarde.

Go ahead man. Don’t be yellow. Be brave!

 

In the pink (no cor-de-rosa) – sentir-se bem.

When I’m near her I’m in the pink because we love each other very much.

 

In black and white (o preto no branco) – por escrito, por contrato.

Don’t trust anyone. Do all your business in black and white.

 

Orange men (homens cor de laranja) – protestantes Irlandeses.

They are orange men from Ireland and I like them.

 

In the red (bank)- (no vermelho – banco) – estar a descoberto na conta bancaria

I need a raise in my salary. I just can’t live in the red anymore.

 

To be blue –(estar azul) – estar triste.

My dog is blue because he doesn’t like to be alone all day long.

 

Pode estar escrito COLOR ou COLOUR -  GREY  ou GRAY  dependendo da origem do texto( USA ou England)

            * Veja diferenças de spelling na pagina    American x British