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

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishSwedishPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearljus
darkmörk
colorcolorfärg
coloredcoloredfärgad
whitewhitevit
blackblacksvart
yellowyellowgul
orangeorangeorange
redredröd
pinkpinkrosa
violetvioletviolett
blueblueblå
greengreengrön
brownbrownbrun
greygreygrå

Appearance & attributes

EnglishSwedishPronunciation
(Audio)
newny
oldgammal
smallliten
large / bigstor
youngung
kind / pleasanttrevlig
unkind / unpleasantotrevlig
patienttålmodig
tall (when talking about people)lång
middle sized (when talking about people)medelstor
small (when talking about people)liten
fatfet
thin / slimsmal
nice / prettysnygg
beautifulvacker
uglyful
ill / sicksjuk
healthyhälsosam
happy / cheerfullycklig
sadledsen
sportysportig
ambitionedambitionerad
intelligentintelligent
creativekreativ
activeaktiv
sentimentalsentimental
rationalrationell
emotionalkänslosam
naturalnaturell
romanticromantisk
nice / amiablesympatisk
spontaneousspontan
energeticenergisk
stressed (out)stressad
relaxedavslappnad
frustratedfrustrerad
talentedtalangfull

Questions & phrases

EnglishSwedishPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?Hur ser han ut?
What does she look like?Hur ser hon ut?
What is he like?Hur är han?
What is she like?Hur är hon?
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