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19:09 Nov 10, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:a handsome, clear-eyed Russian girl
a handsome,clear-eyed russian girl of about twenty-years
Is it the word "handsome" that bothers you? This adjective is almost always applied to a man, and adjectives like "pretty" and "beautiful" are usually applied to women. But "handsome woman" is not wrong and is sometimes used to achieve a certain effect.
3: marked by skill or cleverness : adroit4: marked by graciousness or generosity : liberal <handsome contributions to charity>5: having a pleasing and usually impressive or dignified appearance
synonyms see beautiful
1. having an attractive, well-proportioned, and imposing appearance suggestive of health and strength; good-looking: a handsome man; a handsome woman.
2. having pleasing proportions,
3. exhibiting skill, taste, and refinement; well-made
6. adroit and appealing; graceful: a
airmailrpl Brazil Local time: 18:11 Works in field Native speaker of: English, Portuguese PRO pts in category: 64