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Ch 2: Describing People in Spanish

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Watch video lessons and learn about how to describe people in Spanish. Discover vocabulary words for physical and personality traits. Take the corresponding quizzes that follow each lesson to test your progress.

Describing People in Spanish - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Do you know how to describe what your mom looks like to your Spanish speaking friend who is waiting for her to pick him up at the airport? If you don't, that could mean trouble for your poor friend and your mom. How will they ever find each other in the crowded airport? Don't worry, though. This chapter is here to give you some much needed help. You will learn how to describe your mom (and anyone else you want to describe) to your friend. Some of the things you will learn in this chapter include:

  • How to describe personality traits
  • How to describe physical traits
  • Conjugation of the verb ser in present tense
  • The rules for making adjectives and nouns agree

VideoObjective
Spanish Vocabulary: Personality Traits Get a basic introduction to describing personality traits, including these vocabulary words: inteligente, interesante, trabajador, timido, callado, hablador, deportista and perezoso.
Spanish Vocabulary: Physical Traits Discover how to describe someone's physical traits with vocabulary that includes alto, bajo, rubio, gordo, joven and guapo.
Ser: Definition and Present Tense Conjugation Explore the meaning and conjugation of ser in the present tense.
Adjective Agreement in Spanish Grammar Examine the Spanish rules regarding how adjectives must agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify.
Describing People in Spanish: Practice Comprehension Activity Expand your comprehension through various practice sessions where you read short paragraphs and listen to people describe family members.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Describing People in Spanish
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Personality Traits in Spanish: Vocabulary & Definitions

1. Personality Traits in Spanish: Vocabulary & Definitions

Are you interesting? Intelligent, sporty, or lazy? Do you talk and talk, or are you quiet and serious? Find out how to describe your personality and if you are 'buena gente' in this Spanish lesson.

Spanish Vocabulary for Physical Traits

2. Spanish Vocabulary for Physical Traits

What do you look like? What do your friends and family look like? And what about your pets? Learn how to describe physical traits in espaƱol in this lesson.

Subject Pronouns in Spanish

3. Subject Pronouns in Spanish

Subject pronouns - we use them all day, every day, to avoid repetition and for quick communication. Instead of saying 'John and Karen' 15 times, for example, we replace their names with 'they' and keep talking. Find out how to do it in Spanish in this lesson.

Vosotros vs. Ustedes

4. Vosotros vs. Ustedes

Ustedes vs. vosotros. What is vosotros and where is it used? Find out and compare these two pronouns - two ways to say 'you guys' - in this Spanish lesson.

Ser: Definition and Present Tense Conjugation

5. Ser: Definition and Present Tense Conjugation

Ser! It's probably the most used verb in the Spanish language. It's used to identify people and things, origin, possession, and time. Plus, it's fun to conjugate! Learn how 'to be' in this lesson.

Adjective Agreement in Spanish Grammar

6. Adjective Agreement in Spanish Grammar

Do Spanish adjectives really have a plural form? Do Spanish speakers really say things like 'reds,' 'bigs,' and 'littles?' Find out in this lesson on adjective agreement and placement.

Describing People in Spanish: Practice Comprehension Activity

7. Describing People in Spanish: Practice Comprehension Activity

See how well you do on these practice activities! Test your adjective agreement and vocabulary knowledge with this interactive lesson of fill-in-the-box, listening, and reading sections.

Chapter Practice Exam
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