Spanish Verbs Tener, Ser, Llevar And How To Describe Individuals

On this Spanish lesson, we’ll discover ways to use the Spanish verbs tener, ser and llevar in an effort to describe individuals. A few of you already know the essential vocabulary to explain individuals; nevertheless, typically we need to make a complete and extra descriptive description of an individual, to speak about his bodily look and character. On this lesson we’ll study what verbs you should use and what verbs you can’t, in addition to some new vocabulary.

To talk of the traits thought-about everlasting or goal in an individual we use the verb SER.

For instance:

Tom Cruise es bajo, castaño y lindo. (Tom Cruise is brief, has brown hair and is cute.)

Additionally SER is used to debate the everlasting options within the character of an individual:

Steve Jobs es inteligente, creativo e innovador. (Steve Jobs is sensible, artistic and progressive.)

Once we need to spotlight specific elements of the physique, we should use TENER:

Tiene ojos grandes ( She has huge eyes), ojos chicos (small eyes), ojos verdes (inexperienced eyes), ojos azules (blue eyes), ojos negros (black eyes), ojos grises (grey eyes). Él tiene frente ancha (He has a big brow), frente angosta (small brow). Alguien puede tener nariz grande, linda, fea, pequeña (Somebody can have an enormous, cute, ugly, small nostril). Orejas grandes, chicas, puntiagudas (Giant, small, pointy ears). Boca ancha, finita, grande (A large, finite, giant mouth). Mentón largo (Lengthy chin). Pelo rubio, castaño, morocho, pelirrojo/colorado, lacio, rizado, corto, largo. (blonde hair, brown hair, dark-haired, purple hair, straight hair, curly hair, brief hair, lengthy hair). BUT: no tiene pelo, ES calvo/pelado (He does not have hair, he’s bald).

Additionally: Tiene un lunar (She has a mole), tiene pecas (She has freckles), tiene anteojos (glasses), aparatos (braces), aros (piercings), tatuajes (tattoos).

Can we use “Llevar”(Wears)? Sure, in some instances we will do it:

Lleva anteojos (Wears glasses), pelo atado (hair tied), pelo largo (lengthy hair), pelo corto (brief hair), lleva barba (wears a beard), bigote (mustache), lleva sombrero (wears hat).

However the next will NOT work: lleva nariz grande, lleva ojos azules (put on an enormous nostril, put on blue eyes). It’s because these will not be private selections. To have lengthy hair is a private choice however to have an enormous nostril isn’t. So simply keep in mind, if a bodily attribute of somebody is a selection, you should use “llevar.” But when it isn’t a selection and is an inherent bodily attribute, you should use “Tener.”

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