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あなたの性格を英語でいうと・・・

2012年3月22日

自分や他人の性格をどのように英語で表現するかというトレーニングはあまり一般的ではないようです。「頑固」「直観的」「思いやりがある」「一言多い」「へこたれない」などなど、人の性格を表す表現をできるだけご紹介します。そのなかにご自分の性格に当てはまるものがきっとあるはずです。ぜひ使ってみてください。

Yesterday and Today’s lesson, I asked the students talk about their strong points and weak points so that they can learn how we express our characters in English. We had many expressions such as “stubborn,” “intuitive,” and “attentive to others.” Below, I would like to introduce words and phrases to express our characters as many as possible. You must find some expressions suitable for your own character. Please find and use them.

頑固stubborn, obstinate
素直 candid, open, plain, obedient, docile, straightforward
一言多い saying one word more than I need to, wordy, loose lipped, talkative, garrulous
思いやりがある/気配りができる sensitive, empathetic, sympathetic, affectionate, considerate, attentive, compassionate, tender, supportive, understanding, warmhearted, benign, caring, kindhearted, loving, vicarious,
直観的 intuitive
集中力がある an ability to concentrate,
集中力がない distracted
思い込みが強い be possessed with
意思強固 adamant, determined, decisive, resolved
へこたれない/前向き tough, strong, robust, confident, resilient, positive, forward-looking
神経質 nervous, sensitive, disturbed, annoyed, bothered,
ずぼら slovenly, sloppy, loose, untidy
きっちりしている tidy, neat
やさしい gentle, tender, kind
冷静 calm, sedate, composed
思慮深い sensible, thoughtful
短気 short-tempered, hot-tempered
のんき easygoing, carefree, optimistic, happy-go-lucky
粘り強い tenacious, unyielding, persistent, pertinacious
想像力豊か imaginative, visionary
感情の起伏が激しい emotional
人見知り/内気 shy, timid, bashful
でしゃばり/高慢な intrusive, arrogant, insolent, impertinent, impudent
控え目 modest, reserved, reticent, humble, self-conscious, diffident
まぬけな foolish, stupid, silly, bonehead
抜け目ない clever, smart, sharp, shrewd, astute, cunning, alert
うぬぼれが強い conceited, egotistical, swollen, arrogant, phony

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