This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in English. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning English“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishPronunciation
(Audio)
light
clear

dark
colorcolor
coloredcolored
whitewhite
blackblack
yellowyellow
orangeorange
redred
pinkpink
violetviolet
blueblue
greengreen
brownbrown
greygrey

Appearance & attributes

EnglishPronunciation
(Audio)
new
old
small
large
big

young
kind
pleasant

unkind
unpleasant

patient
tall (when talking about people)
middle sized (when talking about people)
small (when talking about people)
fat
thin
slim

nice
pretty

beautiful
ugly
ill
sick

healthy
happy
cheerful

sad
sporty
ambitioned
intelligent
creative
active
sentimental
rational
emotional
natural
romantic
nice
amiable

spontaneous
energetic
stressed (out)
relaxed
frustrated
talented

Questions & phrases

EnglishPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
What does she look like?
What is he like?
What is she like?
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