Hay personas que realmente no nos gustan, pero es demasiado directo si decimos directamente que son malas. Cuando alguien nos pregunta: “¿Cómo es él?”, es bastante útil tener algunas palabras o expresiones negativas para describir rasgos negativos de personas en inglés o de las personas que no nos gustan.
Vocabulario para Describir rasgos negativos de personas en inglés
|aloof||someone who is generally unfriendly/cold towards others||distante|
|aggressive||someone who is always ready to argue or forceful to get what they want||agresivo/a|
|armchair critic||someone who often gives unhelpful criticism and rarely offers their ideas or solutions||pedante; dogmático; teórico|
|big-headed||someone who believes that they are more important than other people||pretencioso/a|
|lazy||someone who doesn’t like to do very much||vago/a|
|couch potato||a lazy person who spends a lot of time sitting, watching tv or other things that don’t involve physical activity||persona sedentaria|
|somebody who gets angry quickly or often in a bad mood or bad temper||irritable; irascible|
|stupid / dim-witted||someone who is not intelligent||estúpido/a|
|mean / stingy||someone who does not give things or help very much||tacaño/a|
|boring / dull||someone who is not interesting||aburrido/a|
|bossy||someone who always tells other what to do||mandón/a|
|inconsiderate / thoughtless||someone who does not care or show concern for others and doesn’t think about other people when making decisions||desconsiderado/a|
|strict / authoritarian||someone who often tells others what to do and makes very hard rules and makes other people keep these rules||estricto/a; autoritario/a|
|unreliable||someone who doesn’t do things they said they would do||poco fiable|
|dishonest||someone who tells lies or who steals things from other people||deshonesto/a|
|busybody||someone who is too involved or interferes too much in other people’s lives||entrometido/a|
|clingy||someone who needs emotional support all the time||pegajoso/a|
|full of hot air||someone who talks a lot without meaning or value||con mucha palabrería|
|goody-goody / goody two shoes||someone who is always good or always follows the rules but is always arrogant about it||arrogante|
|impulsive||someone who does things without thought or care||impulsivo/a|
|indecisive||someone who cannot make a decision||indeciso/a|
|know-it-all||someone who pretends to be an expert in everything||sabelotodo/a|
|materialistic||someone who is focused with material wealth and possession||materialista|
|obnoxious||someone who is annoying or offensive||odioso/a; detestable|
|pain in the neck||someone who is annoying; a situation that is annoying or inconvenient||pesado/a|
|picky||someone who is never happy with their choices||difícil|
|set in one’s way||someone who is inflexible||inflexible|
|wet blanket / killjoy /|
|someone who spoils other people’s fun; disapproving||cortarrollos|
Ejercicios de vocabulario para describir personas en inglés
Usando las palabras de la caja, rellena los huecos con los términos /frases correctos de vocabulario
|pain in the neck||know-it-all||thoughtless||materialistic||wet blanket|
- I don’t like Mila. She pretends to be an expert in everything. She’s ______. (know-it-all)
- Our lady boss is a ________. She doesn’t like to go out with us after work. If we invite her for a little get-together, she spoils our fun and plans. (wet blanket)
- Guys don’t like her. She is ______. She always goes with rich guys who can buy things she wants. (materialistic)
- This situation is such a ________. This is annoying me. (pain in the neck)
- The lady is so _______. The answer to the question was right under her nose, she didn’t even know. (stupid)
- That was ______ of you. You don’t even care what she feels. (thoughtless)
- I don’t like you. You’re interfering too much in my decision. This is my life! You’re a ______. (busybody)
- His girlfriend is so _____. She always goes to him for emotional support. Almost all the time! (clingy)
- Michael is a _____. He sits all day watching TV. (couch potato)
- My boss is _____. He thinks he is more important than the others. (big-headed)
Une la columna A con la columna B
b.set in one’s way
e. armchair critic
h.full of hot air
Speaking para describir rasgos negativos de personas en inglés.
- How will you tell a person that you don’t like him/her without hurting him/her?
- Every person has a negative character. What is your bad character?
- What makes a person bad?
- How are men and women’s personalities differ?
- What are some of your bad personality traits?