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How to Memorize the Colors (or any word!) in Spanish Faster

Los Colores

Learning in context is the fastest way to learn vocabulary words in a foreign language. By combining listening, reading, and speaking new words within complete sentences, you’ll learn Spanish faster.

Deliberate practice is one of the 6 research-backed principles used in the Parley Blue method that will help you achieve Spanish fluency and comprehension. And, by implementing the Pareto principle, or 80/20 rule, you’ll be working smarter, not harder.

Listen & Mimic

Learn the colors in Spanish the Parley Blue way, through listening to complete native audio sentences and mimicking aloud what you hear. Learning words in sentences will help you memorize them faster!


1. Blue, Azul

English: The ocean is blue.
Spanish: El océano es azul.



2. Red, Rojo(a)

Stop at the red light.
Spanish: Detente en la luz roja.



3. Green, Verde

I’d like the green detox juice, please.
Spanish: Quisiera un jugo verde detox, por favor.



4. Yellow, Amarillo(a)

I love New York’s yellow taxis.
Spanish: Me encantan los taxis amarillos de Nueva York.



5. Pink, Rosado(a)

Let’s buy the pink flowers!
Spanish: ¡Compremos las flores rosadas!



6. Purple, Morado(a)

The purple grapes have seeds.
Spanish: Las uvas moradas tienen semillas.



7. Orange, Naranja

Do you want orange juice or coffee?
Spanish: ¿Quieres jugo de naranja o café?



8. Black, Negro(a)

I take my coffee black.
Spanish: Tomo mi café negro.



9. Grey, Gris

The sky is grey when it’s cloudy.
Spanish: El cielo es gris cuando está nublado.



10. White, Blanco(a)

I love walking on fresh white snow.
Spanish: Me encanta caminar en la fresca nieve blanca.



11. Brown, Marrón

Wear your brown boots today.
Spanish: Usa tus botas marrones hoy.




What is your favorite color?
Spanish: ¿Cuál es tu color favorite?


I bet you feel smarter already.

You did it! Congratulations. Now, wasn’t that more fun than reading a list of Spanish words that you don’t know how to pronounce? How did it feel to speak the words out loud? It may be uncomfortable at first, but the more you practice, the more natural speaking Spanish will feel.

Learning a foreign language through listening to native audio sentences works better than flashcards and grammar drills. By focusing on the core ingredient for language learning, what linguists call comprehensible input, we shortcut your language journey and get you speaking and understanding faster.

Learn more about our proven method. Find out how you’ll learn to speak with better pronunciation and acquire impressive listening comprehension more quickly than with any other method.

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