44 Adjectives With A To Describe A Person In Spanish

Are you looking for adjectives with ‘a’ to describe a person in Spanish?

You’ll find 44 words to do just that in this blog post. 

They will come in handy whenever you are writing and run out of adjectives.

However, if you are looking for a wordlist like this, and your goal is to learn these words by memory so that you can speak fluently, let me warn you:

That’s one of the worst activities you could ever do to learn a language.

Why? 

Because a lonely word is way too hard to memorize and to use correctly in different contexts. 

And since this blog is for you to learn Spanish, I decided to include an example phrase for each adjective you see on this list.

Let me show you:

27 Adjectives With ‘A’ To Describe Personality In Spanish

When you need to describe someone, one of the most important aspects of a description is personality. 

In the following table, you’ll find 27 adjectives with ‘a’ to describe a person and highlight his or her personality traits.

By the way…

Whenever you see “/a” in this list, it means the vowel at the end may change depending on the genre of the word.

You know, like:

  • Atrevido (male adjective)
  • Atrevida (female adjective)

Here’s the table:

ADJECTIVEMEANINGEXAMPLE PHRASE
AmableKindSiempre es amable con sus compañeros de trabajo (You’re always kind with your workmates).
Aventurero/aAdventurousJuan es muy aventurero, le encantan los deportes extremos (Juan is very adventurous; he loves extreme sports).
Apasionado/aPassionateMarta es apasionada por la música clásica (Marta is passionate about classical music).
AltruistaAltruisticNunca había conocido a una persona tan altruista (I had never met such an altruistic person).
Atrevido/aDaringQué hombre tan atrevido, creo que es hasta irrespetuoso (What a daring man, I think it’s even disrespectful).
AdaptableAdaptableMaría era adaptable con cada uno de sus clientes (María was adaptable with each of her clients).
Auténtico/aAuthenticElla nunca miente, es auténtica con todo el mundo (She never lies; she is authentic with everyone).
Analítico/aAnalyticalFernando es muy analítico, necesita datos exactos para todo (Fernando is very analytical; he needs accurate data for everything).
AlegreJoyfulCuando era niño, era una persona muy alegre (When he was a child, he was a very cheerful person).
Ambicioso/aAmbitiousDarío lo quiere todo, es una persona muy ambiciosa (Darío wants everything; he is a very ambitious person).
AfableFriendlySi eres es afable y cortés, harás que todos se sientan bienvenidos (If you are affable and courteous, you will make everyone feel welcome).
Atento/aAttentiveAndrés está atento a las necesidades de los demás, ofreciendo ayuda sin que se lo pidan (Andrés is attentive to the needs of others, offering help without being asked).
Asertivo/aAssertiveEn el mundo de los negocios, su actitud asertiva le ha llevado al éxito (In the business world, his assertive attitude has led him to success).
Activo/aActiveLiz hace ejercicio todos los días, es una persona muy activa (Liz exercises every day; she is a very active person).
Artístico/aArtisticAleja siempre hace que todo se vea bonito, ella es muy artística (Aleja always makes everything look beautiful; she is very artistic).
AgradablePleasantMe encanta estar con Lucia, ella es tan agradable (I love being with Lucia; she is so pleasant).
AudazBoldSi eres audaz te enfrentarás a desafíos profesionales difíciles (If you are bold, you will face difficult professional challenges).
AmigableAmicableCon su personalidad amigable, hace amigos fácilmente en cualquier situación (With his friendly personality, he makes friends easily in any situation).
ApaciblePeacefulSer apacible no significa ser débil (Being gentle doesn’t mean being weak).
Atinado/aAptEn el juego de estrategia, siempre toma decisiones atinadas que le llevan a la victoria (In the game of strategy, he always makes astute decisions that lead to victory).
Animado/aLivelyJuliana es muy animada, le encanta viajar y estar en fiestas (Juliana is very lively; she loves to travel and be at parties).
Aplomado/aPoisedAplomado ante la adversidad, enfrenta desafíos con calma y determinación (Steadfast in adversity, he faces challenges with calmness and determination).
Asombroso/aAmazingSu actuación en el escenario fue asombrosa, es un excelente actor (His performance on stage was amazing; he is an excellent actor).
Astuto/aCleverCon su astucia, encontró soluciones ingeniosas para los problemas planteados (With his cunning, he found ingenious solutions to the problems presented).
Aplaudido/aApplaudedManuel fue aplaudido por su dedicación y esfuerzo en el proyecto (Manuel was applauded for his dedication and effort in the project).
Alentador/aEncouragingSiempre me motivas, eres muy alentadora (You always motivate me; you are very encouraging).
Acertado/aAccurateTomó una decisión acertada al invertir en esa oportunidad de negocios (He made a wise decision by investing in that business opportunity).

17 More Words With ‘A’ To Describe Someone’s Physical Appearance

Great! 

So when describing another human being, you don’t just talk about his personality.

You need to mention his physical appearance. 

And to achieve that, here’s 17 more adjectives with ‘a’ to describe a person: 

ADJECTIVEMEANINGEXAMPLE PHRASE
Atractivo/aAttractiveJuan tiene un rostro muy atractivo. (Juan has a very attractive face.)
Atlético/aAthleticMaría tiene una figura atlética por practicar deportes. (Maria has an athletic figure from playing sports.)
Agraciado/aGracefulSu andar es tan agraciado como su mirada. (Her walk is as graceful as her gaze.)
Alto/aTallCarlos es alto y destaca en la multitud. (Carlos is tall and stands out in the crowd.)
Ancho/aWideLos hombros anchos le dan una apariencia imponente. (The broad shoulders give him an imposing appearance.)
AngelicalAngelicCon sus ojos azules y su sonrisa, parece angelical. (With her blue eyes and smile, she seems angelic.)
Armonioso/aHarmoniousSu figura es armoniosa y bien proporcionada. (His figure is harmonious and well-proportioned.)
Apuesto/a Handsome/BeautifulElla es una mujer realmente apuesta. (She is a truly handsome/beautiful woman.)
rrugado/aWrinkledEl anciano tiene un rostro arrugado por la edad. (The old man has a wrinkled face due to age.)
AdorableAdorableEl bebé tiene rasgos adorables. (The baby has adorable features.)
Atildado/aElegantLucía viste de manera atildada, siempre elegante. (Lucia dresses in a refined way, always elegant.)
AtemporalTimelessA pesar de los años, su belleza es atemporal. (Despite the years, her beauty is timeless.)
Acicalado/a Well-groomedSiempre está acicalado, con una apariencia pulcra. (He is always well-groomed, with a neat appearance.)
ÁgilAgileA pesar de su altura, es ágil y ligero en sus movimientos. (Despite his height, he is agile and light in his movements.)
Adornado/aAdornedLa novia estaba bellamente adornada para la boda. (The bride was beautifully adorned for the wedding.)
Afinado/aWell-proportionedCon sus proporciones bien afinadas, parece una modelo. (With her well-proportioned figure, she looks like a model.)
Aperlado/aPearlescentLa piel aperlada le da un brillo natural. (The pearlescent skin gives her a natural glow.)

Conclusion

And there you go! 

These were 44 adjectives with ‘a’ to describe a person in Spanish. 

As I said at the beginning of this post, if you want to memorize any of these words, try to do it by learning the example phrase. 

And keep in mind that beyond ‘a’, you’ll find way more expressions to describe people in this language. 

There are idioms and slang expressions from specific areas of the world! 

A while ago, for example, I wrote three more posts that will teach you expressions like this:

Or Different ways to say handsome and beautiful in Spanish:

Keep increasing your vocabulary, and eventually, you’ll be able to describe people naturally in Spanish. 

Finally, one question for you:

Are there more adjectives with ‘a’ to describe a person?

Perhaps something I didn’t cover in this post? 

Let me know in the comments below:

Diego Cuadros is a blogger and a Spanish online teacher. He uses stories to help Spanish lovers understand fast-speaking native speakers, so they don't freeze and panic in conversations.

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