When to use Naranja Vs Anaranjado?
What is the difference between naranja vs anaranjado in Spanish?. Naranja or anaranjado are often used synonymously, although the color itself is “naranja”. If something is “anaranjado” (or naranjado), it is that it has a color similar to that of “naranja” orange, or touches or shades of orange.
You can use “naranja” or “anaranjado” to refer to the color of something, they both mean “orange”
Tu vestido es naranja – Your dress is orange
Tu vestido es anaranjado – Your dress is orange
Here is the difference between naranja vs anaranjado in Spanish
When to use anaranjado?
The “anaranjado” is used by the general when someone or something has the color on them.
Mi casa es anaranjada – My house is orange
Las flores son anaranjadas – The flowers are orange
When to use naranja?
In case you are referring to fruit, only “naranja” is used.
Las naranjas están dulces – The oranges are sweet
La naranja es mi fruta favorita – The orange is my favorite fruit
When to use naranjo?
On other hand, “naranjo” which is the masculine form of “naranja” is only used to name the tree that gives oranges.
El naranjo está creciendo – The orange tree is growing
El naranjo tiene muchas naranjas – The orange tree has many oranges
Tip: anaranjado is a color and anaranjada is its feminine form.
El carro anaranjado/naranja – The orange car
La blusa anaranjada/ naranja – The orange blouse
Read more about the colors in Spanish