People in Spanish

This free online audio lesson is all about people in Spanish. If you need to talk about people in Spanish, then this is the lesson for you. You'll be able to talk about a person’s appearance in Spanish and the kind of person they are as well. This lesson will be fantastic for your Spanish vocabulary!

Talking about People in Spanish

Height and weight in Spanish

Let's start with talking about height and weight in Spanish!

Ella es baja.

She is short.

Él es alto.

He is tall.

Ella es delgada.

She is thin.

Él es gordo.

He is fat.

Distinctive characteristics in Spanish

Now let's see if we can add some vocabulary around the distinctive characteristics that people have!

Ella tiene una boca ancha.

She has a wide mouth.

Él tiene una boca pequeña.

He has a narrow mouth.

Ella tiene hoyuelos.

She has dimples.

Él tiene un lunar.

He has a mole.

Ella tiene una mancha de nacimiento.

She has a birth mark.

Él tiene pecas.

He has freckles.

Ella tiene labios carnosos.

She has thick lips.

Él tiene cejas pobladas.

He has bushy eyebrows.

Ella tiene orejas grandes.

She has big ears.

Él tiene una cicatriz.

He has a scar.

Ella tiene una frente despejada.

She has a high forehead.

Talking about personality in Spanish

What sort of a person is she? What kind of personality does he have?

Ella es abierta / franca.

She is open / frank.

Él es callado.

He is quiet.

Ella es alegre.

She is cheerful.

Ella es ambiciosa.

She is ambitious.

Él es simpático.

He is friendly.

Ella es inteligente.

She is intelligent.

Él es paciente.

He is patient.

Ella es cariñosa.

She is affectionate.

Él es torpe.

He is clumsy.

Ella es seria.

She is serious.

Él es amable.

He is kind.

Ella es trabajadora.

She is hard-working.

Él es sensible.

He is sensitive.

Ella es perezosa.

She is lazy.

Él es divertido.

He is funny.

Talking about hair in Spanish

Learn how to describe someone's hair in Spanish!

Sergio tiene pelo corto.

Sergio has short hair.

Elisa tiene pelo largo.

Elisa has long hair.

Ella tiene pelo medio largo.

She has medium-length hair.

Él tiene pelo lacio.

He has straight hair.

Ella tiene pelo ondulado.

She has wavy hair.

Itzel tiene pelo rizado.

Itzel has curly hair.

Maria tiene pelo castaño.

Maria has brown hair.

Pedro tiene pelo oscuro.

Pedro has dark hair.

Olivia tiene pelo rubio.

Olivia has blonde hair.

Rocio tiene pelo pelirrojo.

Rocio has red hair.

And for a bald person, you can say…

Él está calvo.

He is bald.

Describing eye and skin color in Spanish

What about their eye and skin color?

Él tiene ojos marrones.

He has brown eyes.

Ella tiene ojos verdes.

She has green eyes.

Él tiene ojos azules.

He has blue eyes.

Ella tiene ojos azul-grises.

She has blue-grey eyes.

Ella tiene piel morena.

She is dark-skinned.

Él tiene piel blanca.

He is fair-skinned.

Ella tiene piel pálida.

She is pale-skinned.

Talking about noses in Spanish

There are a few expressions to describe the type of nose your friend may have...

Ella tiene la nariz aguileña.

She has a Roman nose.

Él tiene la nariz chata.

He has a button nose.

Ella tiene la nariz grande.

She has a big nose.

Él tiene la nariz de boxeador.

He has a boxer's nose.

Ella tiene la nariz respingona.

She has an upturned nose.

Él tiene la nariz torcida.

He has a broken nose.

To describe someone with a beer belly, say...

Él tiene la curva de la felicidad

He has a beer belly

Which literally means, 'He has the curve of happiness!'

Now, what about other abilities and features?

Ella es linda.

She is sweet.

Él es guapo.

He is handsome.

Ella es bella.

She is pretty.

Él es feo.

He is ugly.

Ella está bien arreglada.

She is well-dressed.

Él está desaliñado.

He is scruffy.

What sort of a person is she? What kind of personality does he have?

If you spot someone who’s very beautiful on the street, you can comment to your friend…

¡Que guapa!

She's really beautiful!

And your friend (who happens to be a girl) can turn to you and say...

¡Él no está nada mal tampoco!

He's not bad either!

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See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio Mauricio Evlampieff Rocket Spanish