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German - English (British) translations for "gelb"

"gelb" German translation




gelb means yellow in German.

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Meaning: yellow

Die Sonnenblumen sind gelb.

The sunflowers are yellow.

Meaning: jaundiced

Seine Haut ist gelb.

His skin is jaundiced.

Meaning: cowardly

Er ist ein gelber Hund.

He is a coward.

Meaning: sensationalistic

Die Zeitung liefert gelbe Schlagzeilen.

The newspaper provides sensationalistic headlines.


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A1: Das Auto ist gelb.

The car is yellow.

A2: Die Blume ist gelb.

The flower is yellow.

A2: Der Ball ist gelb.

The ball is yellow.

B1: Ich habe ein gelbes T-Shirt gekauft.

I bought a yellow t-shirt.

B2: Sie trägt eine gelbe Jacke, die ihr gut steht.

She is wearing a yellow jacket that suits her well.

B2: Der Himmel war gestern Abend gelb-orange gefärbt.

The sky was colored yellow-orange yesterday evening.

C1: Er hat den gelben Stift benutzt, um seine Notizen zu markieren.

He used the yellow pen to highlight his notes.

C1: Die Sonnenblumen leuchten in einem strahlenden Gelb.

The sunflowers shine in a radiant yellow.

C2: Das goldene Abendlicht taucht die Landschaft in ein warmes Gelb.

The golden evening light bathes the landscape in a warm yellow.

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Gelb is the German word for yellow. It is a basic color term used to describe the color of ripe lemons, sunflowers, and bananas. In the RGB color model, gelb has a hexadecimal value of #FFFF00. It is often associated with brightness, warmth, and happiness.

In German culture, gelb is also used metaphorically to convey different meanings. For example, when someone is described as having "gelbe Haare" (yellow hair), it means they have blonde hair. Similarly, the phrase "gelber Schein" (yellow certificate) refers to a sick leave certificate issued by a doctor.

Learning the German adjective gelb is essential for understanding and describing colors in German-speaking countries. Whether you're discussing artwork, fashion, or nature, being able to use gelb correctly will help you communicate effectively in German.

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