lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2010

Ejercicios y gramática sobre la apariencia fisica en ingles/ Exercises and grammar about the physical appearance in English

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Ejercicios interactivos interactivo con ejercicios, descripción de personas

Tipos de cabello
Tipos de cabello

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Whether it's for writing a story, or for witnessing in court or for police records, being able to describe a character can be important!
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Start with a general impression of body type./Inicia con la impresiòn general del tipo de cuerpo

The body can be a general description of main features. At about what height was your subject? Were the legs long and slender, or short and muscular? What about weight - overweight, underweight, sturdy? Long, elongated/delicate neck, or no neck at all? Short or long arms? Things like this give the listener/reader, etc. an overall idea. What is their general shape?

2Focus on detail.
What color was the hair?/ De que color era el cabello
Instead of using words like brown, blonde, black, red and so on, use words like chocolate, honey-wheat, raven-black, fiery orange. If the hair was brown, was it light brown, dark brown, shiny, matted, sweaty? If it was blonde, what type of blonde; honey-blonde, white-blonde, ash-blonde, dirty-blonde? Was the person's red hair more orange then red? Or was it buttery orange? The ethnicity? Notice the person's probable ethnic origin - African, Mexican, Asian, Caucasian. These are things to pay attention to.

Pay close attention to details3
Describe the face and eyes./ Describe rostro y ojos.
Close your eyes and visualize the person's features. This can be a little more difficult, but here are some pointers. One of the most obvious things when looking at a person can be any significant birth marks, scars, shape of face, freckles, etc. If they have no obvious markings, look at the eyes. Again, try to substitue words like blue, green, brown, hazel for words like steely blue, royal blue, sky/baby blue, or jade green, ivy green, apple green. If the eyes are brown, or brown hazel, you can say honey colored, or light chocolate with flecks of green. What kind of green? Clear, misty, dark, emerald? What sort of hazel: Grey-green, brown-green?

Describe the Face and Eyes
Recall the other features. Eyebrows, nose and lips. Were the eyebrows thin an arched? Were they thick and straight? Dark or light? Expressive or dull? The nose: Was the nose short, long, thin, wide? Was the bridge straight, concave, convex? Roman nose, pug nose? The lips, were they full or thin, cherry red, or soft pink? Were they open in smiles, or cruel? Try to give as much information as possible. Don't be an ordinary passer-by. Think, concentrate, pick up information.

Focus on other features5

Watch for piercings, tattoos and other artificial marks. /  Observa si tenia piercings(perforaciones), tatuajes o otras  marcas o cicatrices artificiales
These can be very distinctive and hard to hide. Look for scars on the hands and forearms. Look on the back of the neck for tattoos, notice whether there are additional piercings in the ears, eyebrows, lips or nose, cheeks, and examine the wrists or forearms for tattoos. Try to describe the tats as accurately as possible, including color.

Watch out for distinctive markings's-Looks-Well

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010

Adjetives to describe the personality and some to describe each temperament:sanguine,choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic/ Adjetivos para describir la personalidad añado lista de adjetivos de acuerdo al temperamento

The question to ask how somebody is, is the next:

What's he/ she like? Is he/ she nice?
¿Cómo es él / ella (de caracter)? ¿Es él / ella agradable?

boring----aburrido----exciting, engaging
clever----listo---------dumb, stupid, unclever,foolish
crude---descortes, grosero
easy-going---relajado, tranquilo----tense, excitable
fair----justo-------unfair, unjust
fearful----miedoso----brave, fearless
kind ---amable----unkind, mean, cruel,
lustful----lujurioso---puritinical,proper, chaste
naive---ingenuo, inocente----- streer smart, sophisticated
open-minded---de actitud abierta, sin tabus---narrow minded
self-confident---seguro de si mismo-----insecure
shallow---superficial------deep, profound
shy---timido-----outgoing, extrovert
stubborn--terco, obstinado-----meek
stuck-up----creido------humble, modest
tactful-----con tino, con tacto-----tacless
trustworthy---digno de confianza----untrustworthy
--------------Choleric Colérico
Active Activo
Aggressive Agresivo
Analytical Analítico
Bad-tempered Mal humorado
Changeable Inconstante, voluble
Competitive Competitivo
Cranky Irritable
Excitable Nervioso
Grumpy Gruñón
Impulsive Impulsivo
Independent Independiente
Logical Lógico, coherente
Optimistic Optimista
Restless Inquieto
Skeptical Escéptico
Touchy Susceptible, quisquilloso, delicado
Tough-minded Duro, severo
Melancholic Melancólico
Anxious Ansioso, preocupado
Calm Tranquilo, calmado
Introspective Introspectivo
Intuitive Intuitivo
Loyal Leal
Moody De humor variable
Pessimistic Pesimista
Reserved / Quiet Reservado, callado
Rigid Rígido, inflexible
Sensitive Sensible
Sentimental Sentimental
Shy Tímido
Sober Formal, serio


Phlegmatic Flemático
Agreeable Simpático
Charitable Caritativo
Compassionate Compasivo
Considerate Atento,considerado
Cooperative Cooperativo, servicial
Easy-going Tranquilo, relajado
Faithful Fiel, incondicional, leal
Imaginative Imaginativo
Indecisive Indeciso
Intuitive Intuitivo
Passive Pasivo
Peaceful Pacìfico
Reliable De fiar
Sympathetic Comprensivo, compasivo
Trusting Confiado, crédulo
Warm Cariñoso
Sanguine Sanguineo

Carefree Despreocupado, jacarandoso
Cheerful / lively Alegre
Cordial Cordial
Creative Creativo
Decisive Decisivo, resuelto, enérgico
Impetuous / Impulsive Impetuoso, impulsivo, precipitado
Liberal Liberal
Optimistic Optimista
Outgoing Extrovertido
Responsive Receptivo
Self-confident Seguro de sí mismo
Sociable Sociable
Talkative Parlanchìn