Colors in GermanComplete Vocabulary List

German Vocabulary

01.03.2022

Let's learn the colors in German! While the names for colors in German sound very similar to their English equivalent, they are nevertheless different.

With practice and dedication, learning them can be both fun and rewarding. Below is a list of colors in German and their English translations to help you get started.

Basic Colors in German

GermanEnglish
die Farbecolor
rotred
blaublue
gelbyellow
grüngreen
schwarzblack
weißwhite

Memorizing colors in German can be challenging, but there are a few tips to help you out. First, try to associate each color with an image. For example, think of a black cat for the color schwarz or a yellow sun for the color gelb. Next, practice saying each color aloud. This will help you to become more familiar with the pronunciation. Finally, create flashcards to help you study. This can be a great way to learn and remember the colors in German.

By following these tips and practicing regularly, you’ll be able to master the colors in German in no time!

Complementary Colors

GermanEnglish
pinkpink
orangeorange
violettviolet
lilaviolet
braunbrown
graugrey
türkisturquoise
beigebeige
magentamagenta

Shades - Light & Dark Colors

German adjectives that describe hues and shades are incredibly useful to know if you plan to have any meaningful conversations in German. Some of the most common words used to describe hues and shades include “hell” (light), “dunkel” (dark).

When combined with other adjectives, these words can be used to describe more specific hues and shades. For example, “hellblau” (light blue), “dunkelrot” (dark red), and “hellgrün” (light green).

Finally, practice using the words in conversations with native German speakers. This will help you to internalize the words and use them more naturally in conversation.

Overall, German

GermanEnglish
helllight
dunkeldark
hellblaulight blue
dunkelblaudark blue
hellrotlight red
dunkelrotdark red
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