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Describe different types of people in Chinese

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In English, we have nouns or adjectives to describe different types of people. What are they like in Chinese? Today we'll focus on Chinese expressions about 10 types of people. 

英文里常有些词可以形容那些形形色色的人,那中文里有没有呢?今天就来学习下10种形形色色人的说法。

1. one track-minded 一根筋儿 

Stop reasoning with him. Don't you know he is one track-minded?

别跟他较劲了,他一根筋,你还不知道? 

bié gēn tā jiào jìn le, tā yī gēn jīn, nǐ hái bù zhī dào?

2. a lulu 出众的人

Talking about being pretty, our company's new secretary is indeed a lulu.

要说漂亮,我们公司新来的秘书可算是个相貌出众的女孩子了。 

yào shuō piāo liàng, wǒ men gōng sī xīn lái de mì shū kě suàn shì gè xiàng mào chū zhòng de nǚ hái zi le

3. two-faced 两面派

I know how to handle two-faced people and can even tell at the first glance who are in the habit of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds.

我知道怎样对付两面派,而且一眼就能看出谁是一贯两面讨好的人。

wǒ zhī dào zěn yàng duì fù liǎng miàn pài, ér qiě yī yǎn jiù néng kàn chū shuí shì yī guàn liǎng miàn tǎo hǎo de rén

4. a lummox 傻大个儿

It is said that the lummox has loused up their company's whole business.

听说那个傻大个儿把他们公司的买卖搞得一团糟。 

tīng shuō nà gè shǎ dà gè er bǎ tā men gōng sī de mǎi mài gǎo dé yī tuán zāo

5. a rag man 收破烂儿的人

Those rag men going from door to door sometimes may also earn quite a handsome sum of money.

那些收破烂儿的人走街串户,有时也能挣不少钱。 

nà xiē shōu pò làn er de rén zǒu jiē chuàn hù, yǒu shí yě néng zhèng bù shǎo qián

6. a hayseed 乡巴佬

She insisted that she would not marry herself off to a hayseed, no matter how rich he was.

她说她决不会嫁给一个乡巴佬,不管他多有钱。

tā shuō tā jué bù huì jià gěi yī gè xiāng bā lǎo, bù guǎn tā duō yǒu qián

7. riff-raffs 不三不四的人

There are always riff-raffs hanging around in Lao Zhang's home, which gives you the feeling that Lao Zhang is not a good guy.

老张的家里总来些不三不四的人,可想而知老张不是什么好东西。

lǎo zhāng de jiā lǐ zǒng lái xiē bù sān bù sì de rén, kě xiǎng ér zhī lǎo zhāng bù shì shén me hǎo dōng xi

8. doormat 受气包儿

She's born a doormat, afraid of going against anything.

她天生就是个受气包儿,什么事都不敢说个不字。

tā tiān shēng jiù shì gè shòu qì bāo er, shén me shì dōu bù gǎn shuō gè bù zì

9. a deadpan 面无表情的人

You feel choked to work with those deadpans.

和那些面无表情的人在一起工作真让人憋气。 

hé nà xiē miàn wú biǎo qíng de rén zài yī qǐ gōng zuò zhēn ràng rén biē qì

10. a jinx 扫帚星

She's said to be a jinx, who would bring bad luck to whoever she marries.

有人说那个女人是个扫帚星,谁跟她结婚谁倒霉。 

yǒu rén shuō nà gè nǚ rén shì gè sào  zhǒu xīng, shuí gēn tā jié hūn shuí dǎo méi

2016-06-21

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