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In this lesson you will learn the names of the basic colours in Estonian. In addition, you will find out how you can use them to describe items and people.
Colours don't have a gender in Estonian and they can be used the same way for both males and females. However, when the noun is plural then the colour also has to be in the plural form.
|Colour||Estonian (singular, plural)|
Notice that in Estonian, 'hele' and 'tume' are written together with the name of the colour.
Blonde = Blond
She has blonde hair = Tal on blondid juuksed
She is blonde = Ta on blond
Redhead = Punapea
She has red hair = Tal on punased juuksed
She is a redhead = Ta on punapea
Brown hair = Pruunid juuksed
She has brown hair = Tal on pruunid juuksed
She is a brunette = Ta on brünett
Black hair = Mustad juuksed
She has black hair = Tal on mustad juuksed
She is dark-haired = Ta on tumedapäine
Grey hair = Hallid juuksed
She has grey hair = Tal on hallid juuksed
She is grey-haired = Ta on hallipäine
The Estonian flag has 3 colours:
Blue = Sinine
Black = Must
White = Valge
Estonian flag is blue-black-white = Eesti lipp on sini-must-valge
|What colour is this?||Mis värvi see on?|
|This is ...||See on ...|
|Do you have this in another colour?||Kas seda on teist värvi?|
Karmen: Mis värvi see pluus on? --- What colour is this shirt?
Sten: See pluus on kollane. --- This shirt is yellow.
Karmen: Kas seda on teist värvi ka? --- Do you also have this in another colour?
Sten: Jah, meil on ka punast, sinist ja musta. --- Yes, we also have it in red, blue and black.
Karmen: Kas sinine on hele või tume? --- Is the blue light or dark?
Sten: See on helesinine. --- This is light blue.
Now continue to the exercises to practice the colours in Estonian!
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