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Apuntes - Conversaciones (November 12, 2020)


Describing appearances and personalities


 

Kim: Sonya, is that your friend, Juan?

Sonya: Juan? Dónde?

Kim: Alli! Right there! You don’t see him? A tall guy with brown hair!

Sonya: Oh, that’s not Juan. That’s my cousin, Felipe.

Kim: I thought he was Juan. He looks like Juan.

Sonya: He does! Felipe actually lost a lot of weight these days. He looks taller than before.

Kim: I see. Who is the lady right next to Juan?

Sonya: A woman with blond hair?

Kim: No, she is wearing a red dress with high heels.

Sonya: I don’t know. Maybe she is Felipe’s girlfriend?

Kim: Let’s go say hi to them!


 

Vocabulary about Appearance (aspecto)


Attractivo/a: Attractive

Alto/a: Tall

Bajo/a: short

Bonito/a: pretty

Delgado/a: thin (skinny)

Feo/a: ugly

Gordo/a: fat

Rechoncho/a: chubby

Sobrepeso: overweight

Hermoso/a: beautiful (woman), handsome (man)

Musculoso/a: musculine

Pálido/a: pale

Rubio/a: blond


Cabello/pelo rizado: curly hair

Cabello liso: straight hair

Cabello canoso: grey hair

Cabello castaño: Brown hair

Cabello corto: short hair

Cabello largo: long hair


El color de piel:

Light-skin

Dark-skin

Luz o oscuridad


She has a light skin.


Ojos azules blue eyes

Ojos negros black eyes

Ojos verdes Green eyes


Joven: young

Mayor: old



¿Cómo es él/ella? / ¿Cómo luce él/ella? - What does he/she look like?

Él/ella se ve así… - He/she looks like this…


¿Puedes describirlo/la? - Can you describe him/her?

Él/Ella es (adjetivo) - He/she is (adjective)

Él/ella tiene (sustantivo+adjetivo) - He/she has (noun + adjective)


 


Ximena Sariñana

What does she look like?


She has black hair.

She has brown eyes.

She has light skin.

She is wearing makeup.

Trenza – braid

She has long braided hair.


She is pretty.

She is a little girl.

She has two baby teeth.

She has big black eyes.

She has brown straight hair.




James McAvoy (actor)


He is handsome. He is attractive.

He has blue eyes.

He has dark brown hair.

He has light skin.

He has a brown beard.

He is wearing a black shirt.


Barba – beard




Toni Morrison (writer)


She looks older.

She has grey hair.

She has brown-colored skin.

She has curly hair.

She is wearing earrings.

She is wearing a necklace.

She is wearing lipstick.

She is wearing a beautiful shawl. (chal)


 

Activity:

Please describe one of your family member (your spouse, esposo/a, hermana/o, brothers or sisters, your son or daughter, hijo/a, cousin)

What does he/she look like?

He/she is ____.

He/she has ___.


 

Kim: Sonya, is that your friend, Juan?

Sonya, ¿es tu amiga, Juan?


Sonya: Juan? Dónde?



Kim: Alli! Right there! You don’t see him? A tall guy with brown hair!

Allí! ¡Justo allí! ¿No lo ves? ¡Un tipo alto con el pelo castaño!


Guy = man

You guys = men or women , everyone, amigos,


Sonya: Oh, that’s not Juan. That’s my cousin, Felipe.

Ese no es Juan. Ese es mi primo, Felipe.


Kim: I thought it was Juan. He looks like Juan.

Pensé que era Juan. Se parece a Juan.


I think = I thought (pasado)


Mayra’s son looks like Mayra.

Joseline looks like Laura.

I look like my father.



Sonya: He does! Felipe actually lost a lot of weight these days. He looks taller than before.

¡Lo hace! Felipe perdió mucho peso en estos días. Se ve más alto que antes.


Gain weight: aumentar de peso

Lose weight: Perder peso, bajar de peso

(pasado) lost weight


Tall (alto) + er = taller (mas alto)

Alturo is taller than Ivan.

Short (corto) = mas corto, shorter

Pretty (bonita) = mas bonita, prettier. Amy is prettier than Maya.


Kim: I see. Who is the lady right next to Juan?

Ya veo. ¿Quién es la dama al lado de Juan?


Next to: al lado de o junto a


Enfrente de o delante de: in front of


Detrás de: behind of


En medio de: between, in the middle,



Sonya: A woman with blond hair?

¿Una mujer de pelo rubio?


Kim: No, she is wearing a red dress with high heels.

No, lleva un vestido rojo con tacones altos.


Jewerly (joyas)

un sombrero hat

unas gafas glasses

unas gafas del sol sunglasses

unos arretes earrings

una bufanda scarf

un chal shawl

un collar necklace



Sonya: I don’t know. Maybe she is a Felipe’s girlfriend?

No lo sé. ¿Quizás es la novia de Felipe?


Kim: Let’s go say hi to them!

Vamos a saludar a ellos!

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