Η μαθήτριά μου  του Γ3 [2013-2014], Όλγα Μίχου,

χρησιμοποίησε τα διαδικτυακά λεξικά αγγλικής

και δημιούργησε τον εξής κατάλογο

«χρωματικών» ιδιωματισμών & εκφράσεων:

 

  • Green

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

  • Yellow

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.

 

wasp= σφύκα

 

  • Red

 

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.

 

bureaucracy= γραφειοκρατία

  • Blue

 

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

true blue fan remains loyal even when his team loses.

faithful/loyal= αφοσιωμένος/πιστός

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

 

  • Black

 

 

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

 

  • White

 

 

 

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.

surrender= ανακωχή

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