Jenny Nguyen
what are the words in Mandarin I am compiling some chinese words regarding human's characteristics. (幼稚: naive, 成熟: mature, 慷慨: genorous,善良:kind-hearted, 体贴:considerate....脾气不好: irascible,responsible: 有责任感,开通:open-minded ) I'm wondering which are good words for describing a person: 1. who is pragmatic, realistic or practical? 2. who is shrew and clever (they are also pragmatic, i guess, 聪明 不太一样) 3. who is straightforward or frank (we may use 诚实, but the meaning is a bit different) 4. who is narrow-minded there are many other characteristics that i didn't cover. I'll really appreciate if you guys can add up to the list. thanks a lot!
Apr 5, 2011 6:25 PM
Answers · 4
1. who is pragmatic, realistic or practical? 务实、实在 2. who is shrew and clever 精明 3. who is straightforward or frank 坦率、直率 4. who is narrow-minded 小气、心胸狭隘 5. lazy 懒的 6. punctual 守时的 7. efficient 办事高效率的 8. strict 严厉的 9. patient 有耐心的 10. forgetful 健忘的 11. reliable 可靠的 12. boring 令人乏味的 13. traditional 思想保守的,传统的 14. fractious 易怒的,倔强的,脾气不好的 15. cute 可爱的 16. pessimistic 悲观的,厌世的 17. optimistic 乐观的 18. coy/shy 腼腆的, 害羞的 19. smart聪明的 20. valorous 勇敢的, 勇武的, 无畏的 21. cranky 任性的, 暴躁的 22. easy-going 随和的 23. selfish 自私的 24. coward 懦弱的, 胆小的 25. gentle温和的,文雅的 26. trickish 狡猾的 27. cheeky 无耻的 28. humorous 幽默的
April 6, 2011
1.务实 2.伶俐 3.坦率 4.心胸狭窄
April 6, 2011
1. who is pragmatic, realistic or practical? pragmatic:务实的,一般描述工作,例如:他工作很务实。 realistic:现实的,一般描述社会,例如:这才是现实的社会。 practical:实际的,可以描述人。例如:他是一个很实际的人,不会夸夸奇谈。 2. who is shrew and clever (they are also pragmatic, i guess, 聪明 不太一样) shrew:泼妇,悍妇,形容凶悍﹑不讲道理的女人。 clever:形容人很聪明。 3. who is straightforward or frank (we may use 诚实, but the meaning is a bit different) straightforward :形容人直率。 frank:坦白的,率直地说。 4. who is narrow-minded narrow-minded:形容人狭隘,心胸不宽广。
April 6, 2011
1.稳重,脚踏实地 2.厉害 3.直爽 4.小气?not sure
April 6, 2011
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Jenny Nguyen
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, Korean, Vietnamese
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Korean