Collocations about Physical Appearance

If you want to speak a foreign language properly, you need to learn the words that ‘collocate’ (go together) to sound natural. In that sense, here are some commonly used 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

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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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