Do you want to learn how to describe people's personality in Spanish? This is very useful when you are talkin

How to describe people’s personality in Spanish

Do you want to learn how to describe people’s personality in Spanish? This is very useful when you are talking with someone in Spanish. You just need to learn some adjectives and verbs. At the end of the article, you will find some interactive exercises to practice.

How to describe people’s personality in Spanish

How to describe people's  personality in Spanish

The verbs used to describe people’s personality in Spanish are «SER», (TO BE) in English and «PARECER» (TO APPEAR, TO SEEM) in English.

When we know well the person that we want to describe, we use «ser» but when we don’t know well the person, and we are not sure about how the personality of the person is, we use «parecer»

Juan es un chico paciente / Pablo is a patient boy

Laura parece una chica inteligente / Laura seems an intelligent girl

The intensifiers

muyvery
bastantequite
pocoa bit

María es muy trabajadora / Maria is very hard-working

Juan es bastante simpático / Juan is quite friendly

Usually, we use «un poco» to make softer the adjectives considered negatives.

Victor es un poco egoista / Victor is a bit selfish

Here you are the list with the previous personality adjectives and the opposites in English and Spanish.

divertido/afunnyaburrido/aboring
abierto/aopen-mindedcerrado/aclosed-minded
serio/aseriousalegrecheerful
simpático/a
majo/a
friendly
nice
antipático/aunpleasant
nasty
tímido/ashyextrovertido/aoutgoing
trabajador/ahard-working perezoso/alazy
interesanteinterestingaburrido/aboring
inteligenteintelligenttonto/astupid / idiot
agradablenicedesagradabledisagreeable/ unpleasant
sociablesociableinsociableunsociable
pacientepatientimpacienteimpatient
responsableresponsibleirresponsableirresponsible
egoistaselfishgeneroso/agenerous

Personality adjectives in Spanish: The gender

In Spanish adjectives ending in – O are masculine and adjectives ending in – A, are feminine

Adjectives ending in -ISTA like «egoísta» and adjectives ending in -E like «amable» can be both masculine and feminine, and they don’t change.

Es una mujer egoísta / es un hombre egoísta

Es una chica amable / es un chico amable

How to describe people’s personality in Spanish

LET’S PRACTICE…

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