Describing people in Spanish
This online audio lesson will teach you how to describe people in Spanish. With these Spanish adjectives on hand you'll be able to talk about a person’s appearance in Spanish and the kind of person they are as well. This will really spice up your Spanish conversation skills!
Describing People in Spanish
If you are asking what a person is like you could hear anything as an answer. A person may be short, tall, fat, skinny, nice, mean, rich or poor. All of these qualities are descriptions and this is what this lesson is about. Let’s think about how we might describe a person. What about their hair?
Ella tiene pelo medio largo.
She has medium-length hair.
Ella tiene pelo ondulado.
Maria tiene pelo castaño.
And for a bald person, you can say…
What about their eye and skin color?
Ella tiene ojos azul-grises.
What about other features, like height and weight?
Is there a particular feature that distinguishes them from other people?
Ella tiene una boca ancha.
Él tiene una boca pequeña.
Ella tiene una mancha de nacimiento.
Ella tiene labios carnosos.
Ella tiene orejas grandes.
Ella tiene una frente despejada.
There are a few expressions to describe the type of nose your friend may have...
Ella tiene la nariz grande.
Él tiene la nariz de boxeador.
Ella tiene la nariz respingona.
She has an upturned nose.
Él tiene la nariz torcida.
To describe someone with a beer belly, say...
Él tiene la curva de la felicidad
Which literally means, 'He has the curve of happiness!'
Now, what about other abilities and features?
Ella está bien arreglada.
What sort of a person is she? What kind of personality does he have?
Ella es abierta / franca.
If you spot someone who’s very beautiful on the street, you can comment to your friend…
And your friend (who happens to be a girl) can turn to you and say...
¡Él no está nada mal tampoco!
See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!