Download in PDF and listen its pronunciation in the audio. Practica Español has selected more than 100 words in the Spanish vocabulary which could be used to describe from the most basic level. These are 100 adjectives more used by Spaniards and we provide them in alphabetic order.
It’s a vocabulary that you can use for building phrases or sentences and giving more information or to characterize at the moment of the communication, to express emotional states such as joy, sadness, happiness, and also to think or to value something or someone.
Juan está contento.
Andrés está triste.
The word “adjective” comes from the Latin word “adiectivus”, which means to add something.
La mesa blanca.
Un buen hombre.
Un cuadro bonito.
La toalla está seca.
El ojo derecho.
Among adjectives, there are some that are common in the oral or colloquial language, as well as the specific jargon in a society. These are heard on streets but aren’t in the dictionary.
There are always exceptions, and those that become more widespread and continue over time, become part of the Dictionary of the Spanish Language that is edited by the Academy.
¡Está muy chungo (very difficult) conseguir un aprobado!
Es un chico guay (great, good).
Esa película es muy cutre (poor quality).
Don’t forget that the meaning of an adjective can change depending on the verb or the context of the sentence.
Juan es bueno (good).
Juan está bueno (handsome).
Ese bar es muy cutre (poor quality).
¡Eres un cutre (stingy)!