Personality Traits

If you want to describe someone's personality traits rather than physical traits, you need a different kind of vocabulary. Here are some helpful words.

USEFUL DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVES

athletic

atlethisch/sportlich

aht LAY tish/SHPAWRT lich

boring

langweilig

LUNG vye lik

brave

tapfer

TAHPF uh

conceited

eingebildet

INE gheh bill det

cowardly

feige

FYE gheh

forgetful

vergesslich

fare GHESS lich

friendly

freundlich

FROYNT lich

funny

komisch

KOE mish

generous

großzügig

GROHS tsueg ik

hardworking

fleißig

FLY sik

impatient

ungeduldig

OON gheh dool dik

interesting

interessant

in tare eh SAHNT

kind

nett

net

likeable

sympathisch

zuem PAH tish

lazy

faul

fowl

mean

gemein

gheh MINE

naïve

naiv

nah EEF

open-minded

aufgeschlossen

OWF gheh shlaws en

outgoing

kontaktfreudig

kawn TAHKT froy dik

patient

geduldig

gheh DOOL dik

patriotic

patriotisch

pah tree OH tish

playful

scherzhaft

SHAIRTZ huft

reserved

zurückhaltend

tsoo RUEK hult ent

serious

ernst

airnst

shy

schüchtern

SHUECH tuhn

smart

klug

klook

sophisticated

kultiviert

kool tee VEERT

strong

stark

shtahrk

studious

lerneifrig

LAIRN ife rik

stupid

dumm

doom

weak

schwach

shvuhch

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