Describing people and things


What are some good ways to describe

  • people?
  • things?
  • feelings?
  • yourself?
  • personality?

See the phrases below for examples of descriptions in English.


does Leila / the house look like?
can you tell me about Leila / the house?
is Leila / the house like?
me about Leila / the house!


Well, she's
old, young, middle aged, fat, overweight, slim, thin, skinny, blonde, red-head, well-built, tall, dark, beautiful, funny, cute, really rich, gorgeous ...
She has got
oval face, square face, round face, long, black hair, straight hair, curly hair, blue eyes, round face, long nose, fair skin , bushy eyebrows, regular teeth, crooked teeth, rosy cheeks...
She's kind of
chubby, thin, slim, obese, tall, skinny, short, intelligent, silly, nice, naughty...
big, small, comfortable, clean ...

Short dialogues:

Martha wants Liza to describe the new secretary:

Martha: What's the new secretary like?
Liza: She's cute. She's got long hair and a round face.

Martha wants Liza to describe the new apartment:

Martha: Tell me about your new apartment!
Liza: It's big. It has got three bedrooms, a comfortable living room, and a spacious kitchen.