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

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishPortuguesePronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearluz
claro

darkescuro
colorcolorcor
coloredcoloredcolorido
whitewhitebranco
blackblackpreto
yellowyellowamarelo
orangeorangelaranja
redredvermelho
pinkpinkrosa
violetvioletvioleta
blueblueazul
greengreenverde
brownbrowncastanho
greygreycinzento

Appearance & attributes

EnglishPortuguesePronunciation
(Audio)
newnovo
oldvelho
smallpequeno
large / biggrande
youngjovem
kind / pleasantsimpático
agradável

unkind / unpleasantindelicado
desagradável

patientpaciente
tall (when talking about people)alto
middle sized (when talking about people)médio porte
small (when talking about people)pequeno
fatgordo
thin / slimfino
magro

nice / prettysimpático
bonito

beautifulbelo
uglyfeio
ill / sickdoente
healthysaudável
happy / cheerfulfeliz
alegre

sadtriste
sportydesportivo
ambitionedambicionado
intelligentinteligente
creativecriador
activeactivo
sentimentalsentimental
rationalracional
emotionalemocional
naturalnatural
romanticromântico
nice / amiablesimpático
amável

spontaneousespontâneo
energeticenérgico
stressed (out)stressado
relaxeddescontraído
frustratedfrustrado
talentedtalentoso

Questions & phrases

EnglishPortuguesePronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?Como é que ele é?
What does she look like?Como é que ela é?
What is he like?Como é ele?
What is she like?Como é ela?
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