How to Describe Physical Appearance in Spanish: Spanish Vocabulary List
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How to Describe Physical Appearance in Spanish

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Wondering how to describe physical appearance in Spanish? Whether someone is good-looking or plain, muscular or slender, young or old, here is a list of Spanish words that will help you describe how somebody looks.

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Now here’s your list!

English Word
Spanish Translation
attractiveatractivo
averagepromedio
beautifulguapa
blondrubio
fatgordo
lovelylindo
plumprechoncho
prettybonita
shortbajo
slimdelgado
smallpequeño
strongfuerte
tallalto
thinflaco
uglyfeo
weakdébil
baldcalvo
black haircabello negro
fairrubio
brown haircabello castaño
curly haircabello rizado
darkmoreno
dark haircabello oscuro
grey haircabello canoso
handsomeguapo
lamecojo
light haircabello claro
long haircabello largo
maimedmutilado
medium heightde estatura media
muscularmusculoso
one-eyedtuerto
overweightcon sobrepeso
palepálido
plainpoco atractivo
redheadpelirrojo
scruffydesaliñado
short haircabello corto
slenderesbelto
squintbizco
stoutcorpulento
straight haircabello lacio
tannedbronceado
tinypequeño
well-builtfornido
oldviejo
youngjoven
obeseobeso
braidtrenza
ponytailcola
beardbarba
birthmarkmarca de nacimiento
frecklepeca
molelunar
moustachebigote
scarcicatriz
sideburnspatillas
tattootatuaje
wartverruga
wrinklearruga
elegantelegante

Let’s take a look at some examples:

  • Se ve guapa como una rubia. She looks beautiful as a blonde.
  • Puedes ser gordo pero aún así ser encantador. You can be fat but still be lovely.
  • José es bajo y delgado.  Jose is short and slim.
  • Las mujeres pelirrojas son hermosas. Redhead women are beautiful.
  • Todavía somos jóvenes, así que vamos a aprovecharlo al máximo. We’re still young so let’s make the most of it.
  • Tienes que saber cuándo ser elegante.  You have to know when to be elegant.

How would you describe yourself in Spanish using the listed vocabulary? Do share in the comments section!

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About the Author Janey

Janey is a fan of different languages and studied Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Japanese in college. She has now added French into the mix, though English will always be her first love. She loves reading anything (including product labels).

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