Describe People in Portuguese

This online audio lesson will teach you how to describe people in Portuguese. With these Portuguese adjectives on hand you'll be able to talk about a person’s appearance in Portuguese, as well as their personality. This will really spice up your Portuguese conversational skills!

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How to describe people in Portuguese

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Pedro tem cabelo curto.

Pedro has short hair.

Teresa tem cabelo longo.

Teresa has long hair.

Ela tem cabelo tamanho médio.

She has medium-length hair.

Ele tem cabelo liso.

He has straight hair.

Ela tem cabelo ondulado.

She has wavy hair.

Antônia tem cabelo cacheado.

Antônia has curly hair.

Maria tem cabelo castanho.

Maria has brown hair.

João tem cabelo preto.

João has black hair.

Olivia é loira.

Olivia has blond hair.

Rosa tem cabelo ruivo.

Rosa has red hair.

What about eye and skin color?

Ele tem olhos castanhos.

He has brown eyes.

Ela tem olhos verdes.

She has green eyes.

Ele tem olhos azuis.

He has blue eyes.

Ela tem a pele escura.

She is dark-skinned.

Ele tem a pele clara

He is fair-skinned.

What about other features, like height and weight?

Ela é baixa.

She is short.

Ele é alto.

He is tall.

Ela é magra.

She is thin.

Ele é gordo.

He is fat.

Ele é magrecelo.

He is skinny.

What about other abilities and features?

Ela é rápida.

She is fast.

Ele é lento.

He is slow.

Ela é forte.

She is strong.

Ela é bonita.

She is pretty.

Ele é bonito.

He is handsome.

Ela é feia.

She is ugly.

What about personality?

Ela é amigável.

She is friendly.

Ele é gentil.

He is nice.

Ela é quieta

She is quiet.

Ela é tímida.

She is shy.

Ele é divertido.

He is humorous.

Ela é inteligente.

She is intelligent.

Ele é paciente.

He is patient.

Ela é preguiçosa.

She is lazy.

Ele é sério.

He is serious.

Ele é bom.

He is kind.

Ela é trabalhadora.

She is hard-working.

Ele é sofisticado.

He is sophisticated.

Ela é corajosa.

She is brave.

Ele é engraçado.

He is funny.

Ela é pobre.

She is poor.

Ela é rica.

She is rich.

That’s it for today’s lesson. With all these descriptions you should be able to describe just about anyone!

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