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A list of German adjectives for describing people's appearance

Photo copyright D Nutting: beer garden, Munich

Biergarten (mit 7.000 Sitzpl├Ątzen) am Chinesischen Turm im Englischen Garten, M├╝nchen, Deutschland.

»Wie sieht dein Freund aus

»Er sieht gut aus. Er ist mittelgroß und stabil, und hat blaue Augen.«

Notice Ich sehe cool aus = I look cool / Du siehst cool aus = You look cool / Sie sieht cool aus = She looks cool / Wir sehen cool aus = We look cool / Ihr seht cool aus = You (plural) look cool / Sie sehen cool aus = You (formal) look cool / sie sehen cool aus = they look cool...

This list of adjectives is alphabetical in two columns. You can search this page for a specific adjective or phrase by using the combination of Ctrl and F on your keyboard. If you want to enter a German word that contains an Umlaut, you can copy and paste from one of these here: ä ö ü ß

This list gives two or more alternative words for some meanings. Furthermore, if you do not find an adjective you want, try the opposite form, eg sportlich/unsportlich.

Haare:

hellbraune Haare = light-brown hair

schwarze Haare = black hair

braune Haare = brown hair

blonde Haare = blond hair

lange Haare = long hair

kurze Haare = short hair

glatte Haare = straight hair

wellige Haare = wavy hair

lockige Haare = curly hair

stachelige Haare = spiky hair

gefärbte Haare = dyed hair

Augen:

braune Augen = brown eyes

schwarze Augen = black eyes

grüne Augen = green eyes

blaue Augen = blue eyes

große Augen = large eyes


Allgemein:

Sie hat Sommersprossen = She has freckles

Er trägt eine Brille = He wears glasses

Er hat eine Glatze = He has a bald head


athletisch = athletic

attraktiv = attractive

blass = pale

cool = cool

dick = fat, thick

dünn = thin

elegant = elegant

energisch = energetic; assertive

fett = fatty

geheimnisvoll = mysterious, mystical

gesund = healthy

groß = big, large, tall

ziemlich groß = fairly tall

gut angezogen = well-dressed

gutaussehend = good-looking

hässlich = ugly

hübsch = handsome, pretty

klein = small, little, short

kräftig = strong, brawny, hefty

krank = sick

lang = long

mager = skinny

mittelgroß = average height

modisch = fashionable, stylish

mollig = plump, chubby

mysteriös = mysterious

riesig = gigantic

rundlich = rounded

schlank = slim

schmächtig = slender, slight; thin

schön = beautiful

sexy = sexy

sportlich = athletic

stabil = solid/well-built, sturdy

stark = strong

tot = dead

unheimlich = weird, sinister

winzig = tiny

wunderschön = beautiful, fabulous

zierlich = graceful; petite, delicate