TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE’S APPEARANCE
People come in different sizes and shapes, so there are plenty of ways to talk about physical appearance. Let’s see it step-by-step!
AGE - KOR
- My grandmother is quite old, in fact, she is an old age pensioner (she has a pension) or a senior citizen.
- My mother is 55, she is middle-aged.
- My sister is 24, she is a young adult.
- My brother is only 17, he is a teenager.
- The boy in the middle is 2 years old, he is a toddler.
- The baby is around 5 months old.
baby [ˈbeɪbi] – bébi
toddler [ˈtɒdlə] - totyogó, kisded
kid [kɪd] – gyerek
child/children [tʃaɪld ˈtʃɪldrən] - gyerek/gyerekek
teenager [ˈtiːneɪdʒə] – tizenéves
young [jʌŋ] – fiatal
young adult [jʌŋ ˈædʌlt] - fiatal felnőtt
in his/her 20s [ɪn ɪz hə ˈtwentɪz] - a 20-as éveiben
in his/her 30s [ɪn ɪz hə ˈθɜːtɪz] - a 30-as éveiben
middle-aged [ˌmɪdl̩ ˈeɪdʒd] – középkorú
elderly [ˈeldəli] – idős
old [əʊld] - öreg
As we’ve said before, people are built in all shapes and sizes. There are those who are fat and overweight. Some people are extremely overweight and are obese. Other people are naturally slim, but others look have absolutely no fat on them and are thin, or skinny. Personally, I am stocky –small, but well-built. My father is tall and lean – with very little fat. My sister is short, but wiry – she is quite thin, but muscular. Both my brothers are athletic and well-proportioned. My mother looks like a 1940's film star. She is curvaceous, with an hour-glass figure. My grandfather is fitfor his age and takes plenty of exercise. He doesn't want all his muscles to get flabby.
My sister has fair hair and fair skin. She doesn't tan easily and has to be careful in the sun. My mother is blonde, also with a fair complexion. I am a red-head – with red hair. Like many other people with a pale complexion, I get freckles from the sun – small brown dots on my face and arms. In contrast, my father has dark-brown hair and he is quite dark-skinned.
Faces, like build, vary a lot. Some people have oval faces – their foreheads are much wider than their chins. Other people have heart-shaped, square or round faces. Features also vary. My grandfather has bushy eyebrows, a hooked nose and high cheekbones. My mother has abroad nose, but she is lucky to have even or regular teeth. My sister corrected her crooked teeth by wearing a brace which straightened them. She has rosy cheeks, small ears and a snub nose, which goes up at the end.
I have long, curly hair, though my sister is the opposite, with short, straight hair. Her hair is fineand doesn't weigh very much, but mine is thick and heavy. My mother's hair is wavy – in between straight and curly. It's cut in a bob and she also has a short fringe, where it is cut horizontally across her forehead. My father is losing his hair – in fact he is going bald, which makes him very sad.
stocky – köpcös, zömök
small - kicsi
well-built - erős testalkatú
tall - magas
lean - sovány
short - alacsony
wiry - izmos, szívós
athletic - sportos
well-proportioned – arányos testalkatú
curvaceous – gömbölyded
hour-glass figure – homokóra alakú
fit - fitt
flabby - petyhüdt
fair hair – világos haj
fair skin – világos bőr
to tan easily – könnyen lebarnul
fair complexion – világos bőrű és hajú
red-head – vörös hajú
pale - sápadt
freckles - szeplő
dark-skinned – sötét bőrű
oval - ovális
forehead - homlok
heart-shaped – szív alakú
square face – négyszögletes arcforma (mint az enyém : )
round face – kerek arcforma
bushy eyebrows – bozontos szemöldök
hooked nose – horgas orr
high cheekbones – magas arccsont
snub nose – pisze orr
bob - bubifrizura
fringe - frufru