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

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishSpanishPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearclaro
darkoscuro
colorcolorcolor
coloredcoloredcolorado
whitewhiteblanco
blackblacknegro
yellowyellowamarillo
orangeorangenaranja
redredrojo
pinkpinkrosa
violetvioletvioleta
blueblueazul
greengreenverde
brownbrowncafé
greygreygris

Appearance & attributes

EnglishSpanishPronunciation
(Audio)
newnuevo
oldviejo
smallpequeño
large / bigGrande
youngjóven
kind / pleasantamable / placentero
unkind / unpleasantpoco amable
patientpaciente
tall (when talking about people)alto
middle sized (when talking about people)mediano
small (when talking about people)chico
fatgordo
thin / slimdelgado
nice / prettybonito
beautifulhermoso
uglyfeo
ill / sickenfermo
healthysaludable
happy / cheerfulfeliz / alegre
sadtriste
sportydeportivo
ambitionedambicionado
intelligentinteligente
creativecreativo
activeactivar
sentimentalsentimental
rationalracional
emotionalemocional
naturalnatural
romanticromántico
nice / amiablegentil / amigable
spontaneousespontaneo
energeticenergético
stressed (out)estresado
relaxedrelajado
frustratedfrustrado
talentedtalentoso

Questions & phrases

EnglishSpanishPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?¿Cómo se ve él?
What does she look like?¿Cómo se ve ella?
What is he like?¿Cómo es él?
What is she like?¿Cómo es ella?
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