Tagalog Words For Colors

Tagalog Words For Colors

There is a small number of colors with Tagalog translations. English and Spanish words are commonly used in Filipino culture. It is also common for people in the Philippines to use a Tagalog word for describing a range of shades for particular colors.


kulay
color

itim
black


puti
white


kulay-abo
grey (literally color-ash)

bughaw
blue

asul
blue (Spanish influenced)


pula
red

dilaw
yellow

luntian
green


berde
green (Spanish influenced)

rosas
pink


ginto
gold

pilak
silver

kahel
orange


kayumanggi
brown

lilà
purple, violet

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Example:
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