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Old March 10, 2019, 11:11 PM
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Are these four all incorrect:
• La chica lleva una falda de color de rosa.
• Las hermanas llevan dos faldas de color de rosa.
• Miguel lleva un abrigo de color de rosa.
• Mis primos llevan unos abrigos de color de rosa.

If we omit the second ‘de’ in all four of the above sentences, then are they all correct?

Example: Las hermanas llevan dos faldas de color rosa.

Does the same apply to: naranja, violeta, vino, café, and turquesa??

Also, are the expressions below all grammatically correct:
1. la falda rosa
2. las faldas rosa
3. las faldas rosas

1. el abrigo rosa
2. los abrigos rosa
3. los abrigos rosas


I’m not sure about the number 2 in each case, but I’m almost certain I’ve heard it used.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old March 11, 2019, 11:53 AM
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Are these four all incorrect: (With "rosa" these sentences aren't completely weird, but with other colors they do sound incorrect to me)
• La chica lleva una falda de color de rosa. (Not elegant but not uncommon.)
• Las hermanas llevan dos faldas de color de rosa. (It's inelegant, meaning that it's long, redundant and unclear, but not exactly incorrect. We don't know if the sisters are wearing two skirts each, or they're carrying them or why one should state there are two skirts for two persons. "De color de rosa" is too redundant; it's better to simply say "faldas rosas". Or "las hermanas llevan falda rosa".)
• Miguel lleva un abrigo de color de rosa. (Redundant again)
• Mis primos llevan unos abrigos de color de rosa. ("Unos" makes the sentence unclear, as you don't know if they're wearing or carrying the coats. And also the repetition of "de" sounds clumsy.)

If we omit the second ‘de’ in all four of the above sentences, then are they all correct? (Yes)

Example: Las hermanas llevan dos faldas de color rosa. (Right, but we still have the problem of the "two skirts".)

Does the same apply to: naranja, violeta, vino, café, and turquesa?? (Yes, these adjectives don't take a masculine/feminine form, but except for "vino", all of them take plural forms. And it's more common to say "color vino" for most of the cases. --Las faldas color vino, el abrigo color vino...)


Also, are the expressions below all grammatically correct:
1. la falda rosa
2. las faldas rosa (But you can say "las faldas color rosa")
3. las faldas rosas

1. el abrigo rosa
2. los abrigos rosa (Or "los abrigos color rosa")
3. los abrigos rosas
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Color rosa = rosado

Color de rosas may make sense but it's kind of poetic and not used in usual speech.

If you want to say pink in Spanish, it's best to use rosado or color rosa.
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