The Ultimate List of Adjectives to Describe Someone in Spanish like an Argentinian

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If you’re looking to add some extra flair to your conversations with natives, having a list of adjectives to describe someone in Spanish is a must. 

Learn all about the different words you can use when talking about people in Spanish and bring more color to your conversations!

Study this list of Spanish adjectives to sound more like native Argentines. Think of this list of Spanish adjectives to describe a person when talking to your friends and family from Argentina. 

Piola – Cool

Just like the word “copado”, you can use this word to describe any person, situation or experience that you consider “cool”.  See examples below.

Using “piola” to talk about a “cool” experience or situation

  • “¿Así que te vas de viaje che? ¡Qué piola!”. 
  • “¿Te dieron vacaciones? ¡Re piola!”.
  • “Vimos la obra de teatro que nos recomendaste. Está re piola para los chicos”. 
  • “El evento estuvo re piola, nos divertimos un montón”. 

Say “es piola” when you like a person and think they are nice

  • “Ayer conocí a tu amigo. ¡Es piola el pibe!”.
  • “Por suerte, mi jefe es piola y me da vacaciones”. 
  • “Re piola la profe, me aprobó y me deseó felices fiestas”. 
  • “Muy piola tu hermana, me re ayudó con la tarea”. 

Macanudo/a – Nice

Someone who is deemed macanudo (macanuda for a woman) is nice, kind and remarkably sociable. They are usually very generous and willing to help others. 

If you want to praise someone for their generous nature, using this term will show how much you appreciate them.

Synonyms of Macanudo/a

Words like “copado”, “piola” and “buena onda” are also synonyms of “macanudo/a”. 

Examples

  • “Tu viejo me dio unas cervezas. Es macanudo”. 
  • “Che, qué macanudo tu perro, me trajo las pantuflas”. 
  • “Mi amiga es re macanuda, siempre tiene buena onda”. 
  • “El mecánico siempre me hace descuento. Es re macanudo.”

Laburador/a – Hardworking

Laburar (or laburar mucho) is often used to describe someone as hardworking or working hard. It is a Spanish verb meaning “to work”. 

The adjective laburador/a is what we say in Argentina when we talk about a ‘a go-getter’ who puts in a lot of effort to get the job done. 

To show your respect for someone’s dedication, you can call them laburador/a to congratulate them on their consistency and perseverance.

Examples using “laburador/a”

  • “Mi hermana la mayor es la más laburadora de las tres”. 
  • “Su papá siempre trabajó duro. Es super laburador”. 
  • “Claudia nunca fue muy laburadora, pero hacía bien las cosas”. 
  • “No me gustan los hombres tan laburadores. No saben disfrutar la vida”. 
  • “¡Cómo trabaja nuestro hijo! ¡Es todo un laburador!”.

Capo/a – Genious

If you have a genius or innovator on your hands, look no further than “capo/a” for Spanish adjectives to describe someone. 

This word is used to describe incredibly intelligent individuals who can think out-of-the-box and bring about positive change in the world!

Most of the time, though, we use this word to compliment someone when they do a big favor to us. See examples below.

Examples using “capo/a”

  • “Lionel Messi es el argentino más capo del mundo”.
  • “Aprobó todos los exámenes con un 10. ¡Es una capa!”
  • “¿Compraste helado? ¡Qué capa que sos! ¡Genia!”
  • “¿Pudiste conseguirme la tela? ¡Qué capo! Muchas gracias”. 
  • “Mi perro por fin me dio la pata. Qué capo”. 

Bicho/a – Smart

Bicho/a is an adjective which refers to someone who is incredibly smart and enterprising. 

You can use this word – with friends or family members – if one has achieved something special because of their quick thinking and shrewdness. See examples below.

Examples using bicho/a

  • “María es muy bicha para los negocios. Se le da muy bien”.
  • “Sergio es el profesor más bicho que conozco”. 
  • “No entendió el chiste porque no es muy bicho, el tonto ese”.
  • “Soy muy bicha con las matemáticas, pero no tanto con la química”.
  • “Cuidado con el abuelo que es re bicho con el ajedrez”. 

Want to learn more about adjectives to describe someone in Spanish?

Check out this blog post: 11 Spanish Adjectives to Describe a Person Like an Argentinian.

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