Describing Character and Personality – 사람들의 성격 표현
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Joanne: What is your new teacher like? 새로운 선생님 어때요?
Michaella: She’s kind and funny. You will like her. 친절하고 재미있어요. 죠앤도 좋아할 거에요.
Joanne: That’s great. 잘됐네요.
우리는 일상생활에서 다른 사람들을 칭찬하기도 하고 혹은 비평하기도 하죠. 사람들의 성격을 설명하는 단어들을 배워보고 오해가 생기지 않도록 대화에 잘 적용해봅시다.
a very common word to describe an intelligent person
stupid / dumb – be careful with these words, as they are strong and insulting! Smart의 반대말. 모욕적일 수 있으니 사용 시 주의해야 해요.
someone who is intelligent in a creative way; a clever person can create unique and unexpected solutions to problems
someone who has life experience, lots of knowledge, and the ability to make good decisions.
foolish – that’s a person who doesn’t have common sense, and who does things that are not a good idea
someone who is modest and who does not call attention to their own greatness.
arrogant 오만한 A person who has too much confidence in themselves, and who considers themselves superior to others
(negative) someone who cares too much about their appearance
someone who makes strong, firm decisions and is confident in their choices.
indecisive/ wishy-washy 우유부단한/미온적인 someone who feels not confident and has difficulty making final decisions, or who constantly goes back and forth from one option to another without committing.
someone who works very hard
lazy – a person who is not active and doesn’t like to do work or make an effort.
신뢰할 수 있는
meaning you can depend on them; you know they will get things done
unreliable – you can’t have certainty that an unreliable person will do their work.
meaning someone who strongly desires a lot of success.
Someone gives serious attention to what you are doing, in order to avoid harm, damage, or mistakes.
careless –A careless person doesn’t pay attention or focus, increasing the possibility of making mistakes.
who loves being in social situations and interacting with other people
reserved or shy this is a quieter person who doesn’t like being the centre of attention. The word “shy” is stronger than “reserved.”
someone talks a lot
someone who treats others well
mean / nasty 못된, 고약한 someone who treats other people badly, behaves in an unpleasant way
pleasant and friendly
cruel 잔인한 a person who intentionally causes others to suffer.
사려 깊은, 배려하는
someone who thinks about other peoples’ feelings and tries not to hurt them
rude or inconsiderate
meaning someone who is not polite, and who doesn’t think about others’ feelings.
an easy-going person is relaxed, flexible, and easy to get along with
short-tempered 성마른 Someone who quickly gets angry
Someone who loves having new experiences
someone with a lot of courage
coward 겁쟁이 someone who has no courage
An even stronger word for “brave”, someone who seems never to be afraid
Someone who likes to share and give away their money, time, and possessions is
selfish someone who prefers to keep everything for themselves is.
is used specifically for a person who hates spending or giving money.
a person who wants to have much more than is necessary or appropriate.
· Ginny is a bit of a coward. 지니는 좀 겁쟁이에요.
· My husband is very easy-going. 제 남편은 항상 느긋해요.
· The people in my office are really friendly. 저희 사무실 직원은 정말 친절해요.
· My sister is very hard-working. 제 여동생은 정말 열심히 일해요.
· I don’t really know any nasty people. 저는 못된 사람은 못 만났어요.
· My grandfather was a very wise man. He taught me many things. 할아버지는 정말 지혜로운 분이셨고, 많은 것을 알려주셨어요.
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