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

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishPolishPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearjasny
darkciemny
colorcolorkolor / farba
coloredcoloredkolorowy
whitewhitebiały
blackblackczarny
yellowyellowżółty
orangeorangepomarańczowy
redredczerwony
pinkpinkróżowy
violetvioletfioletowy
blueblueniebieski
greengreenzielony
brownbrownbrązowy
greygreyszary

Appearance & attributes

EnglishPolishPronunciation
(Audio)
newnowy
oldstary
smallmały
large / bigduży
youngmłody
kind / pleasantmiły
unkind / unpleasantniemiły
patientcierpliwy
tall (when talking about people)wysoki
middle sized (when talking about people)średniego wzrostu
small (when talking about people)niski
fatgruby
thin / slimszczupły
nice / prettyładny
beautifulpiękny
uglybrzydki
ill / sickchory
healthyzdrowy
happy / cheerfulwesoły
sadsmutny
sportywysportanowy
ambitionedambitny
intelligentinteligentny
creativekreatywny
activeaktiwny
sentimentalsentymentalny
rationalracjonalny
emotionalemocjonalny
naturalnaturalny
romanticromantyczny
nice / amiablesympatyczny
spontaneousspontanyczny
energeticenergiczny
stressed (out)zestresowany
relaxedzrelaksowany
frustratedsfrustrowany
talentedutalentowany

Questions & phrases

EnglishPolishPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?Jak on wygląda?
What does she look like?Jak ona wygląda?
What is he like?Jaki on jest?
What is she like?Jaka ona jest?
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