Can you describe a person if someone asks you? Or, if you want to let someone know how beautiful or handsome, as the case may be, someone else is, are you able to describe them?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) To describe the key characteristics of another person

(2) How to ask someone else about a person they just met

Dialogue: B has been on a blind date, and his friend A is really curious about what the lady looked like…

A-听说你昨晚去相亲啦?怎么样啊?I heard you went out for a blind date last night, how was it?

B-嘿嘿,她挺不错的。Haha, she was really nice.

A-是吗?她长得怎么样?Really? What does she look like?

B-挺好看的。长头发,眼睛很漂亮。Very good looking. Long hair, with beautiful eyes.

A-她个儿高么?Is she tall?

B-高!大概有一米七呢。Quite tall. About 1. 7 metres.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

听说:heard

你:you

昨晚:yesterday evening

去:go

相亲:blind date

挺不错:not bad

她:she

挺好看的:pretty good looking

长头发:long hair

眼睛:eyes

漂亮:beautiful

个儿高:tall—as used to describe a person

大概:about

一米七:1.7 metres

Cultural note: in China, blind dates are is still quite popular. They are usually arranged by parents or friends and are especially popular for those over 30 who are still not married.

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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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