Personality

French personality terms
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Personnalité

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but friendliness is in the heart and kindness is in the soul. Check out this French vocabulary to learn how to describe someone’s personality.

Asking about someone’s personality

To ask what a person is like, you need the verb être (to be):

What is he like?   Comment est-il ?
What is she like?   Comment est-elle ?

Describing someone’s personality

When describing someone, use être and remember to make the adjective agree with the person’s gender.

He / She is…   Il est Elle est
boring   ennuyeux ennuyeuse
brave   courageux courageuse
cowardly   lâche lâche
cunning, shrewd   malin maline
friendly   amical amicale
funny   drôle drôle
hard-working   travailleur travailleuse
impatient   impatient impatiente
interesting   intéressant intéressante
kind   gentil gentille
lazy   paresseux paresseuse
mean   méchant méchante
naive   naïf naïve
nice   sympathique
sympa
sympathique
sympa
open-minded   sans préjugés sans préjugés
outgoing   ouvert ouverte
patient   patient patiente
patriotic   patriotique patriotique
playful   taquin taquine
quirky   excentrique excentrique
serious   sérieux sérieuse
shy   timide timide
smart   intelligent intelligente
snobbish   snob snob
sophisticated   raffiné raffinée
studious   studieux studieuse
stupid   stupide stupide
unfriendly   froid froide
well-behaved   sage sage

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