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    expressions to describe people/characters

    Can a Russian speaker read my phrases and correct them or suggest better ways of describing details about people.

    тонкая фигура
    выглядет превосходно
    носит элегантные одежды
    краснит её волосы
    улыбается лёгко и прекрасно
    лицо у неё красивое
    эмоциоальный характер
    становится расстроиной и быстро плачет
    наидёт решение на каждый вопрос
    не поддаётся уговором
    решительная , хочет планировать жизнь
    ей не нравятся изменичивости
    работает в малоплачиваемом месте
    готовить обеды за детей в детском саду
    у неё верность в свою семью
    как балун семей - надёжна
    когда дети заболены, она заботливая
    когда они плачят, она хочет узнать причину

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    Re: expressions to describe people/characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandy
    тонкая фигура
    выглядит превосходно
    носит элегантную одежду
    красит свои волосы
    улыбается легко(also you can say "непринуждённо") и прекрасно
    лицо у неё красивое
    эмоциональный характер
    Быстро расстраивается и начинает плакать
    найдёт решение(or "ответ") на каждый вопрос
    не поддаётся уговорам
    решительная, заботится о будущем
    ей не нравятся изменичивости(?) - Hard to pick up a meaning but maybe "перемены" must be here.
    работает в малооплачиваемом месте
    готовит_ обеды для детей(or "готовить детям") в детском саду.
    у неё есть вера(or "Она верит") в свою семью.

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    как валун семья надёжна(?). -
    когда дети больны - она заботлива_(When no, she's not? :P)
    когда они плачут - она хочет узнать причину
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    Семья прочна их как кремень,
    Она заботится о детях, особенно когда больны они...
    Когда же маленькие плачут, причину слёз узнать она стремится...

    Who is "she"?
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    God granted me the serenity to accept the things
    I cannot change
    Courage to change the things I can
    And wisdom to know the difference

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    Re: expressions to describe people/characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabus
    ей не нравятся изменичивости(?) - Hard to pick up a meaning but maybe "перемены" must be here.
    Who is "she"?
    Thank you Scrabus for such exellent corrections!

    I do not know this person very well but these are things I noticed about her. She is a migrant from the Baltics.

    The meaning here I meant was "uncertainty"....not knowing what is going to happen next. She doesn't like uncertainty.

    Семья прочна их как кремень, The other expression I was trying to say is that she "is like a rock" .... when everyone is running around making problems for themselves, she is busy supporting her family and trying to solve their problems and often she has to put up with a lot of inconvenience. She is very reliable.

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    Re: expressions to describe people/characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandy
    Семья прочна их как кремень, The other expression I was trying to say is that she "is like a rock" .... when everyone is running around making problems for themselves, she is busy supporting her family and trying to solve their problems and often she has to put up with a lot of inconvenience. She is very reliable.
    Yes it is exactly the same meaning in Russian . So I got it right. But we don't say "Валун"(boulder) but we can say "Скала"(rock) or "Кремень"(flint).

    We don't say usually "семья надёжна"(family is reliable) but we can say - "семья прочна"(family is solid) or "семья благополучна"(family is safe). It just a common way to say the first meaning in russian.

    You can say "надёжно"(reliable) about the person but not about family in a whole.

    The meaning here I meant was "uncertainty"....not knowing what is going to happen next. She doesn't like uncertainty.
    Ok, here is a correct meaning then -

    Она не любит неопределённость.
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    Re: expressions to describe people/characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabus
    Quote Originally Posted by Mandy
    Yes it is exactly the same meaning in Russian . So I got it right. But we don't say "Валун"(boulder) but we can say "Скала"(rock) or "Кремень"(flint).
    В данном случае, кстати, ударение ставится на вторую "е" - "кремЕнь".

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