Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 35 How to describe people negatively in Spanish Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis?

Hoy vamos a practicar adjetivos de carácter negativos en español. Today we are going to practice negative Spanish character adjectives and related sentences.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

To go back and watch the original video lesson please follow this link:

Intermediate theory video lesson 35

1. Let´s see first if you understand the following Spanish character adjectives:


2. Next, what are the following character adjectives in Spanish?

Annoying/A pain/A bore

3. Now, I will say a few sentences in Spanish and I would like you to reply with an expression describing the person I am speaking about negatively. For example, if I say “Antonio siempre se mira al espejo y dice que es muy guapo” You could say “¡Será creído!”:

Lola nunca quiere hacer nada.
A Miguel no le gusta ir de copas, prefiere quedarse en casa leyendo un libro.
Jorge nunca invita a sus amigos.
Ana no para de hablar de su vida.

4. Next, can you understand the following sentences?

María no es muy divertida que digamos.
Alicia va de supermodelo.
Mi padre se hace el sordo cuando le pido dinero.
Marcos se hace el tonto cuando no quiere hablar conmigo.
Cristina es un poco tontilla.

5. Finally, please translate the following sentences from English to Spanish:

She is really silly!
What a boring man!
She really is a clown!
He is so arrogant!
She is a huge bore!

Esto es todo por la clase práctica de hoy.

I hope you have found this practice lesson interesting and useful. This is the kind of Spanish you might not find in text books will almost certainly encounter a lot in when speaking with and listening to native speakers. Slang and popular expressions are also an important thing to learn if you want to be fully confident in conversation.

Que tengais una muy buena semana y hasta la próxima clase.


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Old fashioned/Fuddy duddy


3. Possible answers
¡Qué muermo!
¡Será carca!
¡Mira que es agarrado!
¡Será plasta!

María is not the most fun to be with.
Alicia thinks she is a supermodel.
My father turns a deaf ear when I ask him for money.
Marcos plays dumb when he doesn´t want to talk to me.
Cristina is a bit silly.

5. Possible answers
¡Es un pedazo de tonto!
¡Qué muermo!
¡Mira que es payasa!
¡Será chulo!
¡Es una plasta monumental!

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.