List of colours in French

Learn the names of 11 colours in French with this vocabulary list.

Vocab

vert green (m)
bleu blue (m)
blanc white (m)
rouge red
noir black (m)
orange orange
rose pink
gris grey (m)
violet purple (m)
jaune yellow
marron brown

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StephanieA2Kwiziq community member

marron ou brun?

I have seen brown (in English) as both marron and brun in French, how are they different or is either correct?

Asked 2 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

No, they are not the same in use, or in ‘meaning’’

Addressed previously in QandA under linked topic here:

Colour descriptions change according to gender and number (adjectives)

See also this external link for discussion:

http://www.aussieinfrance.com/2016/11/fridays-french-chataigne-chestnut-marron-brun-brown/

 

marron ou brun?

I have seen brown (in English) as both marron and brun in French, how are they different or is either correct?

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