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Colour words in Icelandic (Litur)

Words for colours in Icelandic, and colour-related expressions.


black svartur - black

Expressions

  • sjá e-ð svatur á hvítu - see sth in black and white
  • ég hef séð það svaturara - I have seen worse
  • útlitið er svatur - the outlook is bleak
  • nú er það svatur! - now things have turned really serious!

white hvítur - white


red rauður - red

Expressions

  • fram á rauðura nótt - until late into the night
  • fram í rauðuran dauðann -to the limit
  • rauðurir hundar - German measles, three-day measles
  • hann er rauður - he is a red, he is left wing
  • mála bæinn rauðuran - paint the town red

yellow gulur - yellow


blue blár - blue

Shades and expressions

  • dökkblár - dark blue
  • leggja blátt bann við - ban completely
  • vera blátt áfram - be unaffected, natural
  • þetta er blátt áfram heimskulegt - this is sheer folly

green grænn - green

Shades and expressions

  • ljósgrænn - light green
  • hann er ekki svo grænn - he isn't all that dumb

brown brúnn - brown


pink bleikur - pink, pale


orange appelsínugulur - orange, orange-coloured


grey grár - grey

Expressions

  • grár hestur - white horse
  • leika e-n grártt - to deal harshly with sb
  • bæta gráru ofan á svart - add insult to injury

purple fjólublár - purple, violet
purpurarauður - purple


silver silfurlitaður - silver


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