Do the exercises to learn words to describe people's appearance.

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Elementary: A2

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hello, i'm 160cm tall, not tall or short, by the way, what word can i use to describe my height (medium height).
I weighs 165kg, so i think i am overweight but not fat, i am an eye-browned girl with dark hair and a fair complexion.

I'm 32 and 165cm tall and weighs 62kg. I'm slim and I have dark hair.

Let me say something about me and describe my appearance. I'm not tall, even I'm the shortest in my family. I'm 150cm and 45 kg. I think I'm slim with that proportion of height and weight. I have dark hair and dark eyes like every Asian girl. I'm very happy to join to BC team. I want to say thanks British Council for giving me chance to learn English. I really hope to communicate with everybody here.

I'm rather old then young but in my country there is saying "People are as old/young as they feel" and according to my feelings I am young.
I'm 169cm tall and 64kg fat, people usually say that I'm thin. I've medium dark hair and eyes.
My son is handsome, young man, 186cm tall and 84kg fat. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He runs about 10-15km every day and is in very good condition.

I am a tall and thin man, I have long hair but still attached.

My daughter is very beautiful, it's true even if I'm her father and therefore not really impartial :)

I'm a bit fat with medium hight and short, black hair. I'm a mother, and I'm Vietnamese. Nice to meet all of you

what does the word "youngster" mean compared to young?
thanks in advance

Hi Al-Hussaini mohamed,

'youngster' is a noun and 'young' is an adjective, though it's true that we speak about 'the young' (and here it is like a noun). 'youngster' tends to be used to refer to children who are not very young, say from about the age of 12 and up, but this is not always true. Otherwise, there is no general difference I can think of, though 'youngster' is used less commonly than 'the young'. If there's a specific context you're curious about, please don't hesitate to ask us about it.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Well... what about 'oldster'? Is it commonly used, Kirk?

Hi Rafaela1,

'oldster' is not a word in standard British or American English. There is the word 'elderly', which is used to speak of older people, e.g. 'The elderly are undervalued in modern society'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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