Η μαθήτριά μου του Γ3 [2013-2014], Όλγα Μίχου,
χρησιμοποίησε τα διαδικτυακά λεξικά αγγλικής
και δημιούργησε τον εξής κατάλογο
«χρωματικών» ιδιωματισμών & εκφράσεων:
His brother’s success made him green with envy.
feeling envy=νιώθω φθόνο/ζήλεια
She arrived at the company she was still very green but eager to learn.
not having training, knowledge, or experience= δεν έχω την εκπαίδευση, την γνώση,την εμπειρία/απειρος
Our flight hit some turbulence, and half the passengers started turninggreen.
having a pale or sick appearance= γίνομαι χλωμός
She only buys products from green companies.
concerned with protecting the environment= αυτός που σκέφτεται/φροντίζει το περιβάλλον
He was too yellow to stand up and fight.
afraid in a way that makes you unable to do what is right or expected/cowardly= άνανδρος
I caught yellow fever on a trip to Africa.
infectious febrile disease= κίτρινος πυρετός
The yellow jacket buzzed angrily around her head, threatening to sting at any moment.
His face turns red when he gets angry.
red because of embarrassment, anger= νιώθω θυμό/ντροπή
Her eyes were red from crying.
having many red lines from lack of sleep, drunkenness/bloodshot=κόκκινα μάτια λόγω αυπνίας/μέθης
Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body.
red corpuscle: component of blood= ερυθρό αιμοσφαίριο
All the hospitals are on red alert.
a warning that there is very great danger= συναγερμός για έκτακτη ανάγκη
Prepare yourself for a lot of red tape when buying a house in Italy.
I’ve told my daughter to pick up her clothes until I’m blue in the face.
completely exasperated= εξοργισμένος, νευριασμένος
Her hands and feet are blue with cold
blue from being exposed to cold for too long= παγωμένος
A true blue fan remains loyal even when his team loses.
There are many types of blue cheese, Roquefort and Stilton are the most famous.
soft veined cheese= ροκφόρ(τυρί)
My art teacher is really blue-sky and produces really original work.
He was more blue-sky than the other students.
creative, imaginative= δημιουργικός, ευφάνταστος, ευρηματικός
His hand were black with grime.
very dirty= βρόμικος
Black coffee is a traditional hangover remedy.
served without cream or milk= σερβιρισμένο χωρίς κρέμα ή γάλα/σκέτος καφές
When they heard the terrible news, they were filled with black despair.
very sad or hopeless/ bleak= λυπητερός/ ζοφερός
The jazz singer had a black eye for singing both ballads and uptempo songs.
bad reputation= κακή φήμη
He had a black eye after the fight.
bruising around the eye=μαυρισμένο μάτι
My friends always tell me that I have black humor.
jokes or funny stories that deal with the unpleasant parts of human life=μακάβριο χιούμορ
We were hoping for a white Christmas.
a Christmas when there is snow on the ground or when it is snowing = «λευκά» Χριστούγεννα / χιονισμένα
It’s often kinder to tell white lies rather than the whole truth
fib= αθώο ψεματάκι
Cooking him his favourite meal is her way of showing a white flag.
President Obama and family are the current residents of the White House.
official residence of US President= Λευκός Οίκος
I don’t like tea; I prefer white coffee with sugar.
coffee served with milk= καφές με γάλα
The bad news about her brother being in hospital made her turn white.
pale/ shocked= χλομιάζω / κιτρινίζω
Veronica’s had a lot of boyfriends: she’s not as snow-white as she seems.
pure, innocent= άσπιλος, αγνός, αθώος