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Description Words / Palabras de descripción

How would you describe the people from the family with whom you are staying during your stay in Spain? Do you want to tell somebody what the best teacher in the school is like? Or do you simply want to write poetry to someone you find attractive in order to charm them and win their affections? If this is the case, take note of the terms which we are about to give you, as they can be used to describe the people that you meet on your travels.

There are a lot of ways in which you might need to describe someone, and a lot of situations in which it becomes necessary. For example, someone might ask you about your family, in which case you will want to tell them about your brothers and sisters or your parents in order to build up a picture of what they are like; in some cases you might want to talk about your significant other, or perhaps even what kind of significant other you would like to have! If you are out with your new friends from your course and you get split up then you might want to ask someone whether they have seen a person matching the description of someone that you are missing, or you may want to add colour to an anecdote that you are telling by describing the person who was involved. There are a limitless number of reasons why you might needs these words, so you should take the time to look them over and see if you can learn at least a few of them to start you off.

In this section of our helpful vocabulary lists, you can find words which refer both to the physical description and psychological mindset of a person, so that you can describe them in full. With this set of vocabulary that we have prepared, you will be able to thoroughly describe any aspect of any person, whether it is their looks or their personality. Just remember to be kind and try not to use words which might be insulting in front of their faces!

Baby
Child (boy / girl)
Adolescent
Adult

Handsome
Pretty
Beautiful
Attractive
Ugly

Tall
Short
Skinny
Thin
Fat

Light (hair)
Dark (hair)
Bald
Wrinkle
Moustache
Beard
Freckles

Intelligent
Funny
Crazy
Nervous
Optimist
Pessimist
Serious
Silly
Brave
Shy
Nice
Mean
Pleasant, sweet
Clever
Polite
Rude
Fun
Charming

Bebé
Niño / Niña
Adolescente
Adulto / Adulta

Guapo
Guapa
Hermoso / hermosa
Atractivo / atractiva
Feo / Fea

Alto / alta
Bajo / baja
Flaco / flaca
Delgado / delgada
Gordo / gorda

Rubio / rubia
Moreno / morena
Calvo / calva
Arruga
Bigote
Barba
Pecas

Inteligente
Gracioso / graciosa
Loco / loca
Nervioso / nerviosa
Optimista
Pesimista
Serio / seria
Tonto / tonta
Valiente
Tímido / tímida
Simpático / simpática
Antipático / antipática
Amable
Listo / lista
Educado / educada
Maleducado / maleducada
Divertido / divertida
Encantador / encantadora