Relationships with family and friends are a key part of our lives. It's important to be able to talk about the people that matter to us. Family is very important in Spain, with many young people living with their parents well into their twenties, and then staying nearby when they move out.
Here are some useful words to talk about family members:
|el/la hijo/a único/a||only child|
Here are some words to describe what people look like:
|Es ...||He/she is ...|
Words like muy (very), bastante (quite) and un poco (a little) can make descriptions more interesting, eg creo que mi hermano es un poco feo (I think that my brother is a little ugly).
It's also useful to describe hairstyle and colour:
|Tiene el pelo ...||He/she has ... hair|
|... largo/corto/liso/rizado||... long/short/straight/curly|
|... y rubio/moreno/blanco/negro/castaño/pelirrojo||and blond/dark/white/black/brown/red...|
eg mi hermano tiene el pelo corto y negro (my brother has short black hair).
You can also mention eye colour:
|Tiene los ojos ...||He/she has ... eyes|
|... azules/marrones/verdes||... blue/brown/green|
Other useful phrases are:
|lleva gafas||he/she wears glasses|
|tiene pecas||he/she has freckles|
|tiene barba/bigote||he has a beard/moustache|
|es calvo/a||he/she is bald|
Read the descriptions and choose the correct person.
Es bastante alto. Tiene los ojos marrones, es calvo y tiene barba.
D. He is quite tall. He has brown eyes, he is bald and he has a beard.
Es muy pequeño y bajo. Tiene el pelo corto y rubio y lleva gafas.
C. He is very small and short. He has short, blond hair and he wears glasses.
Tiene el pelo muy largo y pelirrojo. Tiene los ojos verdes y tiene muchas pecas.
B. She has very long, red hair. She has green eyes and she has lots of freckles.
Tiene el pelo corto, rizado y negro. Tiene los ojos marrones y no lleva gafas.
A. He has short, curly, black hair. He has brown eyes and he doesn't wear glasses.