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HEIGH (= how many metres)
Mary Pimm is very tall woman. (высокая)
[NOT Mary Pimm is very high woman]
Tom Jakes is quite short. (низкий)
[NOT Tom Jakes is quite low]
If you aren’t tall or short, you are medium height.(среднего роста)
To ask if someone tall or short, we say:
How tall is Mary/Tom? She’s 1.60 metres tall.
WEIGHT (= how many kilos)
Dolly Ryan is really slim. (худая)
I was very thin when I was in hospital. (тощий)
(Thin is a more negative word)
A rather fat man opened the door. (толстый, жирный)
(Fat is quite negative)
The doctor said I am overweight. (= more kilos than is good for me)
How much do you weigh? I weigh 62 kilos/ 74 kilos, etc.
FACE and HEAD
Sally has dark hair (темные волосы) and dark skin (смуглая кожа).
She has brown eyes (карие).
Polly has blonde (or fair) hair (светлые волосы) and fair skin (светлая кожа).
She has blue eyes (голубые).
Billy has a beard (борода) and long hair (длинные волосы).
He has green eyes (зеленые).
Harry has a moustache (усы) and short hair (короткие волосы).
You can also use has got, for example, Sally has got dark hair and dark skin.
My grandmother is 97. She’s very old (старая). My sister is 14. She’s young (молодая), but would like to be older (старше). My father is 56. He is middle-aged (среднего возраста), but would like to be younger(моложе)!
This hospital is for elderly (пожилых) people (more polite than old).
LOOKS: positive (+) and negative (-)
My sister is quite pretty (хорошенькая). (+++) (usually girls/women only). She is a very beautiful (красивая)girl (++++)/ Jim’s a very handsome (красивый) man (++++) (usually for men only). Bob’s a rather ugly(уродливый) man (- — -).
I’m not ugly or beautiful, I’m just ordinary-looking (невзрачный, обычный)! (+/-)