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    usig the word "like" or "look like"

    Hi there,
    obviously I'm not a teacher.
    would you be so kind as to tell me in which way I can ask a people description?
    If I say "What's she/he like?" which description do I get? Physical or characterial?
    How can I ask a different description?
    tks a lot
    laura54


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    Re: usig the word "like" or "look like"

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura54 View Post
    Hi there,

    If I say "What's she/he like?" which description do I get? Physical or characterial?
    laura54
    This question may refer to both aspects of a person but i think it's more common for character traits.


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    Re: usig the word "like" or "look like"

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura54 View Post
    Hi there,
    obviously I'm not a teacher.
    would you be so kind as to tell me in which way I can ask a people description?
    If I say "What's she/he like?" which description do I get? Physical or characterial?
    How can I ask a different description?
    tks a lot
    laura54
    What's she like?
    She's a bit of an introvert but she's a very nice person.

    What does she look like?
    She's got long blond hair and blue eyes.

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    Re: usig the word "like" or "look like"

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura54 View Post
    Hi there,
    obviously I'm not a teacher.
    would you be so kind as to tell me in which way I can ask a people description?
    If I say "What's she/he like?" which description do I get? Physical or characterial?
    How can I ask a different description?
    tks a lot
    laura54
    Start with "What's he like?"
    If you get a physical description, you can follow up with:
    "No, I meant his personality" or, "Yes, but I mean 'as a person'".
    If you get a personality description and wanted a physical one, say:
    "Yes, but what does he look like?"

    Or you could ask:
    "What sort of person is he?" (Quel tipo e`?)

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