Colors & Appearance in Italian

Colors & Appearance in Italian 2017-03-20T16:56:59+00:00

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

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishItalianPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clear
Luce
chiaro

dark
scuro
color
color
colore
colored
colored
colorato
white
white
bianco
black
black
nero
yellow
yellow
giallo
orange
orange
arancione
red
red
rosso
pink
pink
rosa
violet
violet
viola
blue
blue
blu
green
green
verde
brown
brown
marrone
grey
grey
grigio

Appearance & attributes

EnglishItalianPronunciation
(Audio)
new
nuovo
old
vecchio
small
piccolo
large / big
grande
ampio

young
giovane
kind / pleasant
gentile
piacevole

unkind / unpleasant
scortese
spiacevole

patient
paziente
tall (When talking about people)
alto
middle sized (When talking about people)
di taglia media
small (When talking about people)
piccolo
fat
grasso
thin / slim
sottile
magro

nice / pretty
carino
bello

beautiful
bello
ugly
brutto
ill / sick
ammalato
malato

healthy
sano
happy / cheerful
felice
allegro

sad
triste
sporty
sportivo
ambitioned
ambito
intelligent
intelligente
creative
creativo
active
attivo
sentimental
sentimentale
rational
razionale
emotional
emotivo
natural
naturale
romantic
romantico
nice / amiable
gentile
amabile

spontaneous
spontaneo
energetic
energetico
stressed (out)
ansioso
relaxed
rilassato
frustrated
frustrato
talented
talentuoso

Questions & phrases

EnglishItalianPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
A cosa assomiglia?
What does she look like?
A cosa assomiglia?
What is he like?
Com'è lui?
What is she like?
Com'è Lei?

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