April 15, 2021 by Michelle Margaret Fajkus Spanish Vocabulary 0 comments
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to learn some excellent words to describe your mom in Spanish!
This article gives you the basic tools you need to fully answer the question, ¿Cómo es tu mamá? (“What is your mom like?”). Keep reading for a gold mine of adjectives, nouns, phrases, and sentences to describe your beloved madre any day of the year.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Practical Words to Describe Your Mom in Spanish
- A Reminder About Spanish Adjectives
- Flowery Words to Describe Your Mom in Spanish
- Improve Your Spanish-Speaking Skills
Practical Words to Describe Your Mom in Spanish
First, let’s take a look at how to describe your mother in terms of her appearance, experience, marital status, or other aspects of her life and background.
Her name — su nombre
Her age — su edad
Her marital status – su estado civil
- Married — casada
- Single — soltera
Her profession — su profession
Her nationality — su nacionalidad
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Her appearance — su apariencia
Other characteristics — otras características
Mi mamá se llama Linda.
My mom’s name is Linda.
Mi madre está casada con mi padre.
My mother is married to my father.
Mi madre tiene sesenta y ocho años.
My mother is 68 years old.
Mi madre era una maestra de educación especial.
My mother was a Special Education teacher.
Mi madre tiene un hermano mayor y una hermana menor.
My mother has an older brother and a younger sister.
Mi mamá es baja y gordita.
My mother is short and chubby.
Mi madre es bonita.
My mother is beautiful.
Mi madre es mexicana.
My mother is Mexican.
Mi madre usa gafas.
My mother wears glasses.
Mi mamá nació en California.
My mom was born in California.
Mi madre tenía 27 años cuando yo nací.
My mother was 27 when I was born.
Mi mamá tiene dos hijas y un hijo.
My mom has two daughters and a son.
¡Quiero mucho a mi mamá!
I love my mom very much!
To learn more, check out Talk About Your Family in Spanish.
A Reminder About Spanish Adjectives
When you use Spanish adjectives, remember that each describing word in English usually has not one but four corresponding describing words in Spanish!
This is because Spanish adjectives must agree with the gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) of the noun they describe.
That’s why most Spanish describing words have similar but separate words for each of the two genders (for example, bajo or baja for the word “short”). If they’re referring to plural people, places, things, or ideas, an -s must be added at the end (bajos, bajas).
However, some adjectives end in -e and thus have just one form, such as
- inteligente – intelligent
- alegre – joyful, cheerful
- valiente – brave
All the vocabulary in this post refers to one mother. I’ve provided the singular feminine form of many Spanish adjectives for you below!
Flowery Words to Describe Your Mom in Spanish: 82 Singular Feminine Adjectives
In honor of Mother’s Day, it’s a lovely idea to use more flowery words to describe your mom in Spanish.
To discuss your mother in the third person, the most basic sentence to use is
Mi mamá es __________.
My mom is __________.
To address your mom directly, use any of the following options:
Mama, eres __________.
Mom, you are __________.
Gracias por ser __________.
Thank you for being __________.
Te amo por ser ____________.
I love you for being ____________.
Siempre ha sido __________.
You’ve always been __________.
Te agradezco por ser tan __________.
I appreciate you for being so __________.
Simply fill in the blank with any relevant adjectives from the alphabetical list below.
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Affectionate — afectuosa
Amazing — increíble
Appreciative — agradecida
Attentive — atenta
Beautiful — hermosa
Beloved — amada
Blessed — bendita
Bold — intrépida
Brave — valiente
Calm — tranquila
Careful — cuidadosa
Caring — cariñosa
Cautious — cauta, cautelosa
Cheerful — alegre
Cherished — querida
Clever — lista
Compassionate — compasiva
Confident — segura
Considerate — considerada
Direct — directa
Delightful — preciosa, agradable
Eccentric — excéntrica
Efficient — eficiente
Elegant — elegante
Emotional — sensible
Exquisite — exquisita
Friendly — amigable
Fun — divertida
Funny — graciosa
Generous — generosa
Good — buena
Graceful — agraciada
Grateful — agradecida
Great — estupenda
Happy — contenta
Hard-working — trabajadora
Helpful — ayudante
Honest — honesta
Humble — modesta, humilde
Imaginative — imaginativa
Impulsive — impulsiva
Independent — independiente
Inspiring — inspiradora
Joyful — alegre
Kind — amable, bondadosa
Loving — amorosa
Lovely — linda, encantadora
Mature — madura
Memorable — memorable
Motherly — maternal
Nice — simpática, amable
Patient — paciente
Peaceful — pacífica
Persevering — perseverante
Playful — juguetóna
Pleasant — agradable
Polite — educada
Positive — positivo
Powerful — poderosa
Practical — práctica
Precious — preciosa
Protective — protectora
Proud — orgullosa
Quiet — reservada
Realistic — realista
Reliable — fiable, de confianza
Resourceful — ingeniosa
Respectful — respetuosa
Responsible — responsable
Sassy — atrevida
Sensible — sensata
Sentimental — sentimental
Serious — seria
Skillful — hábil
Smart — inteligente
Special — especial
Stable — estable
Strong — fuerte
Super — súper
Sweet — dulce
Talented — talentosa
The best — la mejor
Thoughtful — pensativa
Tolerant — tolerante
Vivacious — vivaz
Wise — sabia
Wonderful — maravillosa
Young at heart — joven de corazón
See also: Positive Adjectives in Spanish for Any Person or Occasion
Improve Your Spanish Speaking Skills
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