Describing people and characters in Estonian
In this lesson you will learn how to describe the character of a person.
Adjectives to describe characters in Estonian
How to describe people in Estonian?
In the table below you can find out how to ask about someone's personality.
|What is he/she like?||Milline ta on?|
|How would you describe his/her character?||Kuidas sa kirjeldaksid tema iseloomu?|
|Is she nice?||Kas ta on kena?|
Now let's have a look how to answer the questions above using personal pronouns.
|I am ...||Mina olen ...|
|You are ...||Sina oled ...|
|He/She is ...||Tema on ...|
|We are ...||Meie oleme ...|
|You are ...||Teie olete ...|
|They are ...||Nemad on ...|
In Estonian all the adjectives are neutral (there is no masculine or feminine gender). However, the adjective has to be changed according to the plural form.
Ta on sõbralik ja avameelne. Mõnikord võib ta tunduda tõsine, aga ta on lihtsalt mõtlik.
She is friendly and open-minded. Sometimes she might seem serious, but she is just thoughtful.
Ma olen tark ja viisakas. Mõnikord olen ka natuke hull, aga ma pole taktitu.
I am smart and polite. Sometimes I am a little crazy, but I am not rude.
Me oleme rõõmsameelsed ja naljakad. Lisaks oleme enesekindlad, aga natuke laisad.
We are smiling and funny. Also we are confident, but a little lazy.
Continue to the exercises to practice describing people in Estonian.
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