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There are many Spanish adjectives to describe different things. Here is a list of top eight that might ease your vocabulary task and make you sound like less of an American tourist!
– Alegre: cheerful, happy, joyful. It’s not so much the word but the feeling this adjective transmits when used in context. You can use it for people or situations. Remember though that its opposite is triste (sad) which has more negative connotations than just being unhappy or upset about something – as if someone had died or been through some hardship recently. Note that there is no such thing as “pleased” in Spanish; instead we say contento/a (happy).
*Alegre means cheerful, happy, joyful. It’s not so much the word but the feeling this adjective transmits when used in context.
– Arriesgado: daring; risky or reckless
This is a good one for describing people who take risks because they are confident about how things will turn out and know themselves well enough to have faith that their own judgement is worth trusting – no matter what other people say! Be careful with arriesgada (risky) as it has more negative connotations than just being adventurous or brave. As an example of its use in sentence: “Es muy arriesgado pero creemos que es la mejor opción” which translates into “It’s very risky but we believe it’s the best option”.
– Deseoso: desirous, eager; wanting
This is a good adjective to use in context when you want to describe people who are very passionate about something. As an example of its use in sentence: “Estoy muy deseosa de ver el nuevo libro” which translates into “I am really looking forward to seeing this new book.”
– Intenso/a (intense): intense or strong This one can be used as both an intensive and qualitative adjectives depending on how you choose to put it in your sentences – for instance, intencionado could mean that somebody has done their homework well. The word intensa/o also has the meaning of “strong” or intense”, so this word is good to use when you want to describe something that’s very powerful.
– Dedicado (dedicated): dedicated; committed
The Spanish adjective dedicado translates into English as “devoted”. This can be used in sentences like: “Estoy muy dedicada a mi trabajo” which translates into “I am devoted to my work.” Translation: I am really focused on it, and not distracted by anything else. You may hear someone say that they are dedicating their life to something – living only for a specific purpose. For instance, somebody who wants nothing more than being an actor could say “Soy totalmente dedicado a mi carrera de actor, y solo vivo para eso.” which translates into “I am totally devoted to my career as an actor and that’s all I live for.
– Paciente (patient): patient; tolerant
The word paciente is used in Spanish when you refer to somebody who has the ability or capacity to wait patiently for something, without being bothered by it. Translation: This adjective can be used with sentences like “Estoy bien paciente” which means “I have a good amount of patience.” It would also work well with this sentence: “No hay nada que me sea mas molesto que la gente que no tiene paciencia.” which translates to “Nothing bothers me more than people who lack patience.
– Pacífico (peaceful): peaceful; calm
This adjective is used when you are talking about something that has an intense, powerful tranquilizing effect on your mind and body. Translation: This word can be paired with other adjectives like “Soy una persona tranquila” which means I am a person of peace or it also works well in this sentence: “Eso es la paz y el silencio” meaning That is the peace and silence
– Rápidamente (quickly): quickly; rapidly; swiftly; right away/right now
The Spanish word rápido is an adjective that can be used to describe someone who does things quickly or a place where something happens very fast.
– Encantador (charming; enchanting): charming, delightful, captivating
This word has a positive connotation and in Spanish it means what you want it to mean: It could refer to the personable quality of the guy who smiles nonstop at everybody he meets or to how your date made you feel last night. Translation: “Yo soy una persona encantadora” which translates I am a charming person or “Él tiene un carisma encantador.” meaning He has such charisma/charm. The word also works well with this sentence:
– Débil (weak): lacking strength or power; feeble. Translation: “Ella se sintió débil” meaning She felt weak, she was feeling so sad that she didn’t feel like doing anything anymore.
The word malo is an adjective in Spanish and it can be translated as bad. It’s also a noun which means something harmful to somebody such as germs, bacteria etcetera. The following sentence shows the indirect translation for this word with its use of adjectives: “Lo que ella tomó estaba muy contaminado con bacterias y virus.” meaning What she took had been contaminated by bacteria and viruses.(Note: This article does not talk about diseases) You can also use the word malo in a sentence for if you are informing somebody about something bad that happened.
The word pequeño is an adjective and it can be translated as small or little (depending on context). This next sentence shows its usage with adjectives: “Ella fue una niña muy bonita y hermosa, pero era completamente imposible que fuera tan pequeñita.” meaning She was a very beautiful girl but she couldn’t have been so small.(Note: This article does not talk about children) You would say someone is diminutive when they’re shorter than average. Another example of how this term could be used is in reference to things such as golf courses, elevators and other things that are small in size.
The word pobre is an adjective meaning poor or miserable. “Los niños son los más vulnerables a la desigualdad de ingreso” which means, children are the most vulnerable to income inequality.(Note: Children’s vulnerability) You would say someone is mezquino when they’re stingy with money or possessions because they feel their needs should come before anybody else’s (even if it hurts somebody). Another example of how this term could be used is in reference to people who act selfishly even though there may be others around them who need help more than they do.
A imponente person has qualities such as power and greatness. This is a good word to describe someone who has an imposing personality like the ones with whom you would not want to mess around because they seem capable of doing anything.
The word generoso refers to generosity, especially when it comes from giving another person something such as money or gifts that are expensive and valuable. It’s important for people in need to reach out for help but sometimes what they really need is monetary support which can be given by those more fortunate than them, such as generous donors.
La palabra sensata means sensible on top of prudent (i.e., having sound judgment). A lot of times this term will refer specifically to somebody’s intelligence level or their ability to judge situations correctly before taking action. It can also refer to a person’s ability to make decisions that are in their own best interest. La palabra escrupuloso refers to conscientiousness, meaning someone who is scrupulous about following every detail of the law or doing what they know will be right even if it means going against popular opinion. For example, somebody with this trait would not hesitate when he sees an opportunity for wrongdoing but instead would go out of his way to do something good and moral because he knows what it feels like on top of how wrong it is. The word terco describes somebody as stubborn-minded over time, often referring specifically to children who refuse to listen no matter how many times adults plead with them or