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Lesson 10 - Descripción de Personas (Describing People)
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This page: Learn how to describe people's physical characteristics in Spanish.


Physical Descriptions

Vocabulary Lesson

Physical description words in Spanish

Click on the words below to hear the pronunciation and repeat.


Note: Remember that adjectives that end in a letter O, would be changed to an A when referring to a woman.

  • Él es alto. → Ella es alta.



Section 1
Select the correct translation.

 1.   old      

 2.   ugly      

 3.   short      

 4.   tall      

 5.   beautiful      

 6.   handsome      

 7.   thin      

 8.   strong      

 9.   young      

10.   bald      

11.   braces      

12.   freckles      

13.   braids      

14.   straight      

15.   a beard      

16.   a mustache      

17.   a ponytail      

18.   curly      

19.   wavy      

20.   blond/blonde      



Section 2
Write the Spanish translation of the word.

 1.   strong          

 2.   ugly          

 3.   young          

 4.   a mustache          

 5.   curly          

 6.   brunette (brown hair)          

 7.   blond/blonde          

 8.   wavy          

 9.   braids          

10.   braces          



Section 3
Select the correct words to describe the person in the picture. Select one word for each sentence.


1.   Ella es .    

2.   Tiene el pelo .    

3.   Tiene los ojos .    



4.   Él tiene .    

5.   Tiene el pelo .    

6.   Es .    



7.   Ella es .    

8.   Tiene el pelo .    

9.   Tiene el pelo .    

10.   Tiene los ojos .    


      old man

11.   Él es .    

12.   Es .    


      young woman

13.   Ella es .    

14.   Tiene .    

15.   Es .    



Write a physical description of someone you know.

  • Example:
  • Mi mamá es delgada. Tiene el pelo negro y corto. Tiene los ojos verdes.

If you want to type a special character (like an accented letter) in the comments section, you could do one of the following . . .

  • Select and copy the character that you need → á é í ó ú ü ñ ¿ ¡ Á É Í Ó Ú Ü Ñ « »
  • Use special codes on your computer if you have numeric keypad (instructions HERE).
  • Type your sentences into the text box below and use the special character buttons provided. Then select and copy your text and paste it into the comments section.

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Lesson 10 - Descripción de Personas (Describing People)
Physical Descriptions - ser/estar/tener - Dialogue - Reading - Quiz




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