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Common Spanish descriptive adjectives

29 Aug, 2017 Popular Articles
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Below you will find a list of common descriptive adjectives in Spanish. With these adjectives, you can easily describe people, places, and things around you.

Common Spanish descriptive adjectives

  • pretty - lindo
  • ugly - feo
  • beautiful - hermoso
  • tall - alto
  • short - bajo
  • big - grande
  • small - pequeño
  • thin - delgado
  • fat - gordo

See also: Physical appearance in Spanish

  • fun - divertido
  • boring - aburrido
  • modest - modesto
  • intelligent - inteligente
  • stupid - tonto
  • polite - cortés
  • honest - honesto

See also: Spanish personality adjectives

Common Spanish adjectivesCommon Spanish descriptive adjectives

  • disgusting - repugnante
  • rich - rico
  • poor - pobre
  • delicious - delicioso
  • new - nuevo
  • old - viejo
  • young - jovan
  • open - abierto
  • closed - cerrado
  • happy - feliz
  • sad - triste
  • worried/concerned - preocupado
  • tired - cansado
  • awake - despierto
  • hot - caluroso
  • cold - frío
  • warm - tibio
  • right/correct - correcto
  • wrong/incorrect - equivocado
  • expensive - caro
  • cheap - barato
  • good - bueno
  • bad - malo
  • heavy - pesado
  • light - ligero
  • fast - rápido
  • slow - lento
  • crazy - loco
  • tranquil - tranquilo
  • noisy - ruidoso
  • complicated - complicado 
  • easy - fácil
  • difficult - difícil 
  • hard - duro
  • sick- enfermo
  • healthy - sano
  • strong - fuerte
  • weak - débil
  • clean - limpio
  • dirty - sucio
  • savory - salado
  • sweet - dulce
  • bitter - amargo
  • salty - salado
  • fair - justo
  • unfair - injusto
  • dry - seco
  • wet - mojado
  • empty - vacío
  • full - lleno
  • married - casado
  • single - soltero
  • hardworking - trabajador
  • lazy - perezoso
  • necessary - necesario
  • private - privado
  • safe - seguro
  • dangerous - peligroso
  • perfect - perfecto
  • ridiculous - ridículo
  • fabulous - fabuloso
  • marvelous - estupendo
  • foreign - extranjero

Note:

Unlike in English, Spanish adjectives often go after nouns.

For example:

Tiene unos ojos azules preciosos - He has beautiful blue eyes

So this means that instead of saying "He has beautiful blue eyes," you would say "He has eyes blue beautiful" in Spanish.
Another thing that you should bear in mind is that each adjective can be masculine or feminine, singular or plural. So forms of adjectives must match the noun they are modifying.

For example:

¡Qué lindas palabras! - What beautiful words!

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