Collocations about Physical Appearance

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If you want to speak a foreign language properly, you need to learn the words that ‘collocate’ (go together) to sound natural. Collocations are especially important if you talk to native or advanced native speakers because they are chunks of words that are common and natural expressions. In that sense, here are some commonly used collocations about physical appearance. Hopefully, they’ll come ‘handy’ 🙂

Collocations about Physical Appearance

Jim’s hair is going grey so he started dying it.

I don’t put much make-up during the summer months.

I look horrible! Look at my dry hair and my oily skin.

She wasn’t the prettiest girl in the class but she had beautiful, white, even teeth. (opposite – crooked teeth)

You don’t look your age; I’d never thought you’re over fifty.

Our boss is a man in his early/late thirties.

 Collocations about Physical Appearance

His badly-cut hair and scruffy clothes will not make a good impression on the interviewer.

I haven’t seen you for some time. Have you gained/lost weight?

Jane has a very good dress sense; she always looks great.

Paul is a swimmer. Look how well-built he is!

Collocations about Physical Appearance

I take after my mum’s family – we have broad/narrow shoulders.

Judith was always dressed in fashion while being a student.

It’s no use buying this shirt if it doesn’t suit you.

Isn’t George too young to go bald?

Curly/straight hair is so boring.

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