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In this lesson you will learn the names of basic colours, you will find out how to name the Slovak flag colours and how to say the different colours of the hair too.
Here are some useful words and phrases needed for this lesson:
|What colour is it?||Aká je to farba?|
|It is... (red) colour.||To je... (červená) farba.|
In Slovak language, you can create variations of adjectives according to the gender of the noun. There are 3 genders:
Let's have a look at the list of colours:
|English||Slovak - masculine|
|purple / violet||fialový|
Note that in "biely" and "čierny" the affix is short "-y" instead of "-ý". This applies also to feminine and neutral gender and Plural. (biel-a, not biel-á and biel-e, not biel-é).
When creating Plural of the adjective, simply change the affix "-ý" for "-é" (sivý slon, siv-é slony = grey elephant, grey elephants)
When you want to ask a person what is their favourite colour or to say yours, you will need this:
|What is your favourite colour?||Aká je tvoja obľúbená farba?|
|My favourite colour is blue.||Moja obľúbená farba je modrá.|
The Slovak flag consists of 3 colours.
The 3 colours are: "biela, modrá, červená".
When talking about colours, there are different shades which can be expressed by adding proverbs in front of the adjectives.
"čierne vlasy"= black hair
"Ona má čierne vlasy." = She has black hair.
"hnedé vlasy"= brown hair
"Ona má hnedé vlasy." = She has brown hair.
"blond vlasy"= blonde hair
"Ona má blond vlasy."= She has blonde hair.
"sivé vlasy"= grey hair
"Ona má sivé vlasy." = She has grey hair.
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