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English Adjectives

This page contains a table with a List of Adjectives in English as well as 3 other languages (Spanish, French and Japanese), so that if English is not your first language you can still understand the meaning of those prepositions. Try to memorize them because they're very important in communication, and might be very helpful to convey your most important expressions. If this page is not what you're looking for then here is a more detailed English Adjectives. Make sure to check our Learn English page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.

In English, an adjective is a word whose main role is to modify a noun or pronoun, giving more information about the noun or pronoun's definition. Some examples are:


  • That is a green tree
  • That is a tall building
  • I met a very old man
  • The old red building is here
  • That's a very nice dress


  • List of Adjectives Spanish French Japanese
     
    ColorsColores Couleurs
    BlackNegro Noir
    BlueAzul Bleu
    BrownMarrón Marron 茶色
    GrayGris Gray 灰色
    GreenVerde Vert
    OrangeNaranja Orange オレンジ
    PurplePúrpura Purple 紫色
    RedRojo Rouge
    WhiteBlanco Blanc
    YellowAmarillo Jaune 黄色
    SizesTallas Tailles サイズ
    BigGrande Grand 大きい
    DeepProfundo Profond 深い
    LongLargo Long 長い
    NarrowEstrecho Étroit 絞る
    Short (in height)Corto (de altura) Short (en hauteur) 短期の高さ( )
    Short (in length)Corto (de longitud) Court (de longueur) 短い長さ( )
    Small, littlePequeño, poco Petit, petit 小さな、小さな
    TallAlto Grand 背が高い
    ThickDenso Épais 厚い
    ThinDelgado Fin 薄い
    WideAncho Large 幅広い
    ShapesFormas Shapes 図形
    RoundRonda Round ラウンド
    StraightRecto Droit 真っ直ぐな
    SquareCuadrado Carré 広場
    TriangleTriángulo Triangle 三角
    TastesSabores Saveurs
    BitterAmargo Bitter 苦い
    FreshFresco Fresh 新鮮な
    SaltySalado Salty 塩辛い
    SourSour Sour 酸っぱい
    SpicyPicante Spicy スパイシー
    SweetDulce Sucré 甘い
    QualitiesCalidades Qualités 資質
    BadMalo Mauvais 悪い
    CleanLimpio Propre 汚れのない
    DarkOscuro Sombre 暗い
    DifficultDifícil Difficile 困難
    DirtySucio Sale 汚い
    DrySeco Sécher 乾く
    EasyFácil Simple 簡単な
    EmptyVacío Vide 空の
    ExpensiveCaro Cher 高価な
    FastRápido Rapidement 速い
    ForeignRelaciones Exteriores Étrangères 外国人
    FullLleno Complet 満腹
    GoodBueno Bien 良い
    Hard (firm)Duro (firme) Hard (entreprise) ハード(会社)
    HeavyPesado Lourd 重い
    InexpensiveBarato Economique 安価な
    Light (weight)La luz (el peso) Light (poids) 光(重量)
    LocalLocal Local ローカル
    NewNuevo Nouveau 新しい
    NoisyRuidoso Noisy ノアジー
    Old (about things)De edad (las cosas) Ancien (de choses) 昔(のこと)について
    Old (about people)De edad (las personas) Vieux (à propos de personnes) 昔の人( )について
    PowerfulPotente Puissant 強力な
    Quiet (person)Silencio (personas) Quiet (personne) 静かな(人)
    Right / CorrectDerecha / Correcto Droit / Corriger 右/修正
    SlowLento Lent ゆっくりした
    SoftSuave Soft ソフト
    VeryMuy Très とても
    WeakDébil Faible 弱い
    WetHúmedo Mouillé 湿った
    Wrong / IncorrectEquivocado / incorrecto Wrong / Incorrect 間違った/間違い
    YoungJoven Jeune 若い
    QuantitiesCantidades Quantités 数量
    Few / LittlePocos / Pequeña Peu / Little 数/リトル
    Many / MuchMuchos / Mucho Beaucoup / Beaucoup 多く/多く
    PartParte Partie 一部
    Some / A fewAlgunos / A pocos Certains / A quelques いくつかの/数
    WholeEnteroL'ensemble全体


    More Examples

    I am so excited about my trip to Italy in March.

    The floor feels rigid and sturdy. I know we won’t fall through!

    My friend is so tan, but I am pale!

    The atmosphere in the room felt tense because nobody was talking.

    I had a terrific day!

    Modern art is as wonderful as classic art, but there are many differences between them.

    This house feels natural because it has so much wood in it.

    I hope that car will be cheap because I don’t have a lot of money.

    The weatherman said tomorrow will be cloudy, so we shouldn’t go to the beach.

    The man in his suit was charming as he helped the girl out of the car.

    People in poor countries often feel helpless because they cannot change their lives.

    The most important detail about buying a house is that you are comfortable in it.

    You shouldn’t be selfish and only think about your own needs and desires.

    My friend is flaky: she always cancels our plans five minutes before we are supposed to meet.

    Be courageous and don’t back away from challenges.

    The little boy was fearful when he saw the monster at the theme park.


    Adjectives A-Z Table

    Below is a table featuring a large selection of adjectives in English. To hear how they are pronounced, to help you with learning spoken English, please click on the audio controls underneath the table:

    Adjectives English Adjectives English Adjectives English Adjectives
     
    Acrookedflat J Oshakytiny
    ablecrowdedflimsyjealousobedientsharptired
    adorablecuddlyfluffyjitteryobeseshinytough
    adventurouscumbersomefoolishjollyoddshorttremendous
    acidiccurlyfrailjoyousoldshrilltricky
    afraidcurvyfreejuicyold-fashionedshytroubled
    aggressivecutefreshjumpyopensicktruthful
    agreeablefriendlyorangesilent
    alert Dfrightened Kordinarysilky U
    alivedamagedfrighteningkeenoutgoingsillyugly
    amazingdangerousfullkindoutrageoussimpleunequal
    amuseddarkfumblingkindlyoutstandingsimplisticuneven
    amusingdazzlingfunnyskinnyunhealthy
    ancientdeadfuzzy L Psleepyunique
    ashameddeeplamepaleslimunkempt
    attractivedefiant Glargepaltryslimyunknown
    averagedeliciousgiantlastperfectslipperyunnatural
    awesomedelightfulgiganticlateplainslowunruly
    awfuldeliriousgiftedlazyplasticsmallunsightly
    descriptiveglamorousleanpleasantsmartuntidy

    B
    desertedgleaminglightpolitesmoggyunused
    baddisastrousglisteninglimpingpoisedsmoothunusual
    beautifuldisgustinggloriouslittlepoorsoftunwieldy
    beneficialdifferentgoodlongpowerfulsolidunwritten
    betterdifficultgorgeouslong-termprecocioussophisticatedupset
    bestdirtygracefullooseprettysoreused
    bigdistinctgratefulloudprecioussouruseful
    bite-sizeddizzygraylovelyprevioussparklinguseless
    bitterdrabgreatlovingpriceyspicy
    blackdrygreedylowpricklyspiffy V
    black-and-whitedullgreenluckyproudspitefulvaluable
    blushinggrotesquelumpypunyspotlessvast
    boiling Egruesomepurplespottedvictorious
    bouncyeagergrumpy Mpushysquareviolet
    braveearlygulliblemagnificentpuzzledstalevivacious
    breakableeasymarvelouspuzzlingsteep
    briefelated
    H
    mammothsticky W
    brightelderlyhandymassive Qstingywarm
    brokeneleganthappymeatyquaintstormywatery
    brownembarrassedhardmeekquickstrangewealthy
    bumpyemptyhard-to-findmellowquietstraightweak
    bustlingenchantedhatefulmelodicquirkystripedweary
    busyenchantinghealthymessystrongwell-groomed
    energeticheavenlymilky Rstupendouswell-made
    Cenviousheavyminiaturerapidstupidwell-off
    calculatingequalhelpfulmistyraresturdywell-to-do
    calmevenhelplessmodernrealsubstantialwet
    carefulevilhideousmotionlessredsuperwhite
    carelessexcellenthighmountainousremarkablesuperbwhole
    caringexcitedhomelymuddyrichsuperficialwicked
    charmingexcitinghorriblemundanerigidsweetwide
    chubbyexpensivehotmurkyrightwide-eyed
    cheapextra-largehungrymushyripe Twiggly
    cheerfulextra-smallhuskymysteriousroastedtallwild
    cleanrobusttamewindy
    clear F I Nrottentanwitty
    closedfairickynarrowroughtartwonderful
    cloudyfamiliaricynaturalroundtastywooden
    clumsyfamousignorantnaughtyrudetediousworried
    clutteredfancyill-fatedneartenderwrong
    coldfarill-informedneat Stense
    colorfulfar-flungimpolitenewsadterrific Y
    comfortablefastimportantnextsafetestyyellow
    concernedfatincrediblenicescaredthankfulyoung
    coolfearfulinfamousnimblescarythinyummy
    cooperativefearlessinsidiousnippyscrawnythird
    coordinatedfilthyintelligentnoisysecondthirsty Z
    courageousfineinterestingnormalsecond-handthoughtfulzany
    crazyfirstirritatingnutritiousselfishtidyzealous
    creepyflakyitchynuttyserioustightzesty


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