How to describe a person in Dutch
This chapter will be all about describing a person in Dutch. Describing his or her face, body and character traits using adjectives, and colours.
Adjectives to describe someone in Dutch
To ask someone about their physical appearance, the question: 'Hoe ziet hij eruit?' (What does he look like?) can be used. To answer this question you can use 'Hij ziet er ... uit.' (He looks ...) or by using the verb 'zijn' (to be), you can find some adjectives you can use in the table below.
- 'Hij ziet er oud uit.' (He looks old.)
- 'Wij zijn lang.' (We are tall.)
- 'Jullie zijn gespierd.' (You are muscled.)
- 'Zij zien er klein oud.' (They look small.)
Personality traits can also be used to describe someone.
Parts of the face in Dutch
The table below will show some specific parts of the face in Dutch that you can describe by not only using the adjectives above but also the colours.
- 'Zij heeft blauwe ogen.' (She has blue eyes.)
- 'Wij hebben lang haar.' (We have long hair.)
- 'Zij hebben een kleine neus.' (They have a small nose.)
These parts of the face can also be replaced by the other body parts in Dutch.
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