Tagalog 101: Colors
I was on a hiatus for over a month! But now, I am contemplating to dedicate my Tuesdays for
Tagalog 101! Hmmm. Let’s see next Tuesday okay? It’s going to be Tagalog Tuesdays for my blog, and in my home. Please click the play button to listen 🙂
Today, we will learn about colors!
Red – Pula
Pulang mansanas – Red apple
Ang mansanas ay pula.
The apple is red.
Blue-Asul or Bughaw
The word bughaw is often used by our elders, but in some parts of Luzon, the word asul is also acceptable.
Hindi uulan ngayon. Ang langit ay kulay asul / bughaw.
It’s not going to rain today. The sky is color blue.
Ang saging ay hinog na. Ito ay kulay dilaw.
The banana is already ripe. It is color yellow.
Green – berde or luntian
Nakita kita sa isang magasin
Dilaw ang iyong suot at buhok mo’y green…
I saw you in a magazine, you’re wearing color yellow and your hair is green.
Orange – kulay dalandan
But we don’t usually use the word kulay dalandan anymore. Instead, we use the word, orange.
Example – Pahiram naman nung kulay orange na blouse mo.
May I borrow your color orange blouse.
Violet , in tagalog byoleta –
But most Filipinos now would say purple or violet.
*The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum. But Filipinos who are not fine arts major don’t really care about this, for as long as the shade is similar, you can say it either way.
So, violet is not quite as intense as purple, but its essence is similar. (empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com)
Ang kulay ng talong ay violet.
The color of the brinjal or the eggplant is violet.
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