Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Describing People:
Personal characteristics 個人的特徴{こじん てき とくちょう}

Here are two videos from Real . The words below are used to describe Americans and the British. Watch the videos. Which words are used to describe the British? Which words are used to describe the Americans? Some other words are used to describe the Americans. What are they?

Fair - 公平
Bossy - 偉そうな
Reserved - 〔性格{せいかく}が〕控えめな
Arrogant - 尊大{そんだい}な、ごう慢な、無礼{ぶれい}な、横柄{おうへい}
Snobbish - 俗物{ぞくぶつ}(根性{こんじょう})の、上にへつらい下に威張る、紳士気取
Sophisticated - 洗練
OK in small doses - OKだが、あまり一緒にいたくない
Awful - 嫌な
Well educated - 十分な[立派{りっぱ}な]教育を受けた、教養のある、教育の行き届いた、
Stuffy - 格式{かくしき}が高い
Pompous - 思いあがった
Self confident - 自信のある、自信過剰{じしん かじょう}
Outgoing - 社交的
Outspoken - 率直{そっちょく}
A bit over the top - 少しやり過ぎる
brash - 性急{せいきゅう}
Over confident - 自信過剰{じしん かじょう}
Over weight - 太り過ぎ

What are the British like?

What are the Americans like?

1 comment:

  1. i heard these words many times in the film called Pride and Prejudice. it is interesting to hear the sterotype of other countries ppl:-P