Colors & Appearance in French

Colors & Appearance in French 2017-03-20T16:56:35+00:00

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

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishFrenchPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clear
lumière
clair

dark
sombre
color
color
couleur
colored
colored
coloré
white
white
blanc
black
black
noir
yellow
yellow
jaune
orange
orange
orange
red
red
rouge
pink
pink
rose
violet
violet
violet
blue
blue
bleu
green
green
vert
brown
brown
brun
grey
grey
gris

Appearance & attributes

EnglishFrenchPronunciation
(Audio)
new
nouveau
old
vieux
small
petit
large / big
grand
gros

young
jeune
kind / pleasant
genre
agréable

unkind / unpleasant
méchant
désagréable

patient
patient
tall (When talking about people)
haut
middle sized (When talking about people)
taille moyenne
small (When talking about people)
petit
fat
graisse
thin / slim
mince
nice / pretty
joli(e)
beautiful
beau
ugly
laid
ill / sick
malade
healthy
sain
happy / cheerful
heureux
joyeux

sad
triste
sporty
sportif
ambitioned
ambitionnait
intelligent
intelligent
creative
créatif
active
actif
sentimental
sentimental
rational
rationnel
emotional
émotionnel
natural
naturel
romantic
romantique
nice / amiable
sympathique
spontaneous
spontané
energetic
énergique
stressed (out)
souligné (sur)
relaxed
détendu
frustrated
frustré
talented
talentueux

Questions & phrases

EnglishFrenchPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
À quoi ressemble-t'il?
What does she look like?
Que veut-elle ressembler?
What is he like?
Comment est-il?
What is she like?
Comment est-elle?

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