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

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishTurkishPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearaçık
temiz

darkkaranlık
colorcolorrenk
coloredcoloredrenkli
whitewhitebeyaz
blackblackSiyah
yellowyellowsarı
orangeorangeturuncu
redredkırmızı
pinkpinkpembe
violetvioletmor
blueblueMavi
greengreenyeşil
brownbrownkahverengi
greygreygri

Appearance & attributes

EnglishTurkishPronunciation
(Audio)
newyeni
oldeski
yaşlı

smallufak
large / bigbüyük
younggenç
kind / pleasantnazik
güzel

unkind / unpleasantnezaketsiz
kaba

patientsabırlı
tall (when talking about people)büyük
middle sized (when talking about people)orta boy
small (when talking about people)kısa
fatŞişko
thin / slimince
zayıf

nice / prettyHoş
Güzel

beautifulGüzel
uglyçirkin
ill / sickhasta
healthysağlık
happy / cheerfulmutlu
neşeli

sadüzgün
sportysporsever
ambitionedhırslı
intelligentzeki
creativeyaratıcı
activeaktif
sentimentalduygusal
rationalmantıklı
emotionalduygusal
naturalelbette
romanticromantik
nice / amiableHoş
Nazik

spontaneouskendiliğinden
energeticenerjik
stressed (out)stresli
relaxedrahatlamış
frustratedHayal kırıklığına uğramak
talentedyetenekli

Questions & phrases

EnglishTurkishPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?Nasıl görünüyor?
What does she look like?Nasıl görünüyor?
What is he like?Nasıl görünüyor?
What is she like?Nasıl görünüyor?

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