Words to Describe People

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Spanish words to describe people’s characteristics and appearances.

Physical Characteristics

alto/a = tall

“El jugador de baloncesto es alto.” = “The basketball player is tall.”

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bajo/a = short

“El hombre es bajo.” = “The man is short.”

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gordo/a = fat

“El hombre gordo come hamurgesas.” = “The fat man eats hamburgers.”

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delgado/a = skinny

“El señor Smith es delgado.” = “Mr. Smith is skinny.”

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rubio/a = blonde

“La señora Jackson es rubia.” = “Mrs. Jackson is blonde.”

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pelo castaño/ brown

“Ella tiene pelo castaño.” = “She has brown hair.”

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de pelo negro/ black hair

“Este hombre es de pelo negro.” = “This man has black hair.”

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pelirrojo/a = red haired

“Ella es pelirroja.” = “She is a red head.”

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pelo largo/ long hair

“Esta mujer tiene pelo largo.” = “This woman has long hair.”

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pelo corto/ short hair

“El chico tiene pelo corto.” = “The boy has short hair.”

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pelo rizado/ curly hair

“Ana tiene pelo rizado.” = “Ana has curly hair.”

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pelo lacio/ straight hair

“Esta mujer tiene pelo lacio.” = “This woman has straight hair.”

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de piel blanca/ light skinned

“El hombre es de piel blanca.” = “The man is white.”

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de piel morena/ dark skinned

“El hombre es de piel morena.” = “The man has dark skin.”

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fuerte/ strong

“El hombre es muy fuerte.” = “The man is very strong.”

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débil/ weak

“El chico no es fuerte. Es débil” = “The boy is not strong. He is weak.”

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viejo/vieja = old

“Mi abuelo es viejo.” = “My grandfather is old.”

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joven/ young

“Sara es joven.” = “Sara is young.”

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bonito/a = pretty

“Ella es bonita.” = “Sara is pretty.”

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feo/a = ugly

“Tomás es feo.” = “Thomas is ugly.”

Personality Traits

chistoso/a = funny

“Mi hermano es muy chistoso.” = “My brother is very funny.”

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serio/a = serious

“El señor Bradley es muy serio.” = “Mr. Bradley is a serious person.”

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inteligente = smart

“El profesor es inteligente.” = “The teacher is smart.”

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tonto/tonta = dumb

“Jorge es tonto.” = “Jorge is dumb.”

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simpático/a = nice

“La recepcionista es muy simpática” = “The receptionist is really nice?”

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malo/a = mean

“Algunos estudiantes son malos.” = “Some students are mean.”

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contento/a = happy

“Juan es contento.” = “Juan is a happy person.”

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triste = sad

“María es triste.” = “Maria is a sad person.”

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tímido/a = shy

“Mi hermana es tímida.” = “My sister is shy.”

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extrovertido/a = outgoing

“Pedro es extrovertido.” = “Pedro is outgoing.”

Exercises to Practice These Words

Matching Exercise

Fill in the Blanks

Word Order Worksheet

Spelling Activity

Reading Activity

Logic Exercise