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Learn German A1: Describe Personalities in German Lesson 32

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Germans can be energetic, humorous, motivated, artistic, friendly and cheerful. Therefore, there are some basic German words used to describe a German person.

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1): sportlich: sporty

Dein Bruder ist sportlich. (Your brother is sporty.)

unsportlich: not sporty ; This word can be broken down into: un + sport + lich.

un” can negate some descriptive words: “sportlich” => sporty; “unsportlich” => not sporty

Ich bin unsportlich. Sport ist Mord! (I am not sporty. I hate sports!)

Bist du sportlich oder unsportlich? (Are you sporty or not?)

2): sympathisch: likeable

While, “sympathisch” has a silent “h”.

Mein Lehrer ist sympathisch. (My teacher is likeable.)

Meine Oma und mein Opa sind sehr sympathisch. (My grandma and my grandpa are very likeable.)

unsympathisch: unlikeable

Mari ist sympathisch, aber ihr Bruder ist unsympathisch. (Mari is likeable but her brother is unlikeable.)

We can make some words negative by adding “un-” to them, e.g. sportlich and sympathisch.

3): emotional: emotional

Ich bin so müde! Ich bin auch emotional. (I’m so tired! I’m also emotional.)

4): ruhig: calm

Ali ist ruhig. (Ali is calm.)

The ending “-ig” as in “ruhig” is quite common in words describing people, so watch out for more words like this! While, In standard German, “-ig” as in ruhig is pronounced like -ich.

For example:

Meine Schwester ist lustig. (My sister is funny.)

Mein Vater ist wichtig. (My father is important.)

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5): nervig: irritating

Meine Schwester ist nervig! (My sister is irritating!) ; The “v” in “nervig” (irritating) is pronounced like an “f“.

Meine Cousine ist ein bisschen nervig. (My cousin is a bit irritating.)

6): arrogant: arrogant

Meine Schwester ist ein bisschen arrogant. (My sister is a bit arrogant.)

7): langweilig: boring

Mein Vater ist ein bisschen langweilig. (My father is a bit boring.)

8): freundlich: friendly

Mein Großvater ist relativ freundlich. (My grandfather is relatively friendly.)

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