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Describing people in German

How do you describe people in German? This free audio lesson will show you how! Knowing a few German adjectives can go a long way – after this you’ll be able to talk about a person’s appearance and the kind of person they are as well.

Is she hard-working? How tall is he? Is he good-looking? Practice your German pronunciation as you follow the audio and the English translation. Get ready to make your German conversations a whole lot more interesting!

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Describing people in German

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Nik hat kurze Haare.

Nik has short hair.

Lisa hat lange Haare.

Lisa has long hair.

Sie hat mittellange Haare.

She has medium-length hair.

Er hat glatte Haare.

He has straight hair.

Sie hat gewellte Haare.

She has wavy hair.

Tina hat gelockte Haare.

Tina has curly hair.

Maria hat braune Haare.

Maria has brown hair.

Peter hat schwarze Haare.

Peter has black hair.

Oli hat blonde Haare.

Oli has blonde hair.

Rosi hat rote Haare.

Rosi has red hair.

Rosi has red hair in German

What about the eye and skin color?

Er hat braune Augen.

He has brown eyes.

Sie hat grüne Augen.

She has green eyes.

Er hat blaue Augen.

He has blue eyes.

Sie ist dunkelhäutig.

She is dark-skinned.

Er ist hellhäutig.

He is fair-skinned.

What about other features, like height and weight?

Sie ist klein.

She is short.

Er ist groß.

He is tall.

Sie ist schlank.

She is thin.

Er ist fett.

He is fat.

Er ist dünn.

He is skinny.

What about other abilities and features?

Sie ist schnell.

She is fast.

Er ist langsam.

He is slow.

Sie ist stark.

She is strong.

Sie ist schwach.

She is weak.

Sie ist hübsch.

She is pretty.

Er ist schön.

He is handsome.

Er sieht gut aus.

He is good-looking.

Sie ist häßlich.

She is ugly.

He is strong in Germanq

What about personality?

Er hat schlechte Manieren.

He is bad mannered.

Sie ist reich.

She is rich.

Sie ist arm.

She is poor.

Er ist lustig.

He is funny.

Sie ist mutig.

She is brave.

Er ist gebildet.

He is sophisticated.

Sie ist fleißig.

She is hard-working.

Er ist liebenswürdig.

He is kind.

Er ist ernst.

He is serious.

Sie ist freundlich .

She is friendly.

Sie ist faul.

She is lazy.

Er ist geduldig.

He is patient.

Sie ist intelligent.

She is intelligent.

Er hat Humor.

He is funny (humorous).

Sie ist schüchtern.

She is shy.

Sie ist ruhig.

She is quiet.

Er ist nett.

He is nice.

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Paul Weber: Rocket German

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