While not all girls are similar to Xiaolin's ideal type of girl, I do think this is a good essay example in describing a person's appearance. It covers some of the basic words in describing someone's stature and personality, while also adding some more complex "personalities".
The special highlight is the idiom 騎驢找馬. The literal meaning of this idiom is "to look for a horse while riding a donkey". It is usually used to describe people who look for better jobs while still working on current ones, but nowadays this idiom can also be used in relationships, too.[otw_shortcode_tabslayout tabs="2" tab_1_title="Simplified Chinese" tab_1_content="
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Speaking of the ideal type, my most ideal appearance is that the figure is neither thin nor fat. The body height is not short, and not as tall as me. I don't want her to be as perfect as a star, and I also don't want the one that looks particularly strange. I think that's enough for me. In addition to the body stature, there is also a pair of very eye-catching eyes. That's the kind of feeling that I was knocked down by her eyes, that I couldn't divert my sight for a moment.
In terms of personality, I feel that people with gentle personality and who are not easy to get angry are more suitable for me. I don't really want the one who is too docile and clingy, because I think we still have to have our own life. This way will not bother me all the time, and will not always ask me to accompany her during my spare time. I really want to find the other half that is considerate and understanding, to cross the rest of our lives together.
However, the most important thing is to see if the two sides are getting along well or not. There are some people, in order to find a "better one", accommodating oneself to the current partner and started "looking for a horse while riding a donkey". During our life, we may not be able to fulfill our ideal; your current half may be the best gift of your life. Therefore, we must be content with each other and understand each other's strengths and weaknesses.
- 外貌 - wàimào - appearance
- 身形 - shēn xíng - figure (esp a woman's)
- 撼動 - hàndòng - shake
- 眼光 - yǎnguāng - eye
- 目光 - mùguāng - gaze, look
- 溫順 - wēnshùn - docile, saying yes to everything
- 黏人 - nián rén - stick to a person
- 閒暇 - xiánxiá - leisure
- 嚮往 - xiàngwǎng - yearn for, look forward to
- 體貼 - tǐtiē - thoughtful, considerate
- 善解人意 - shàn jiě rényì - [idiom] good at understanding others
- 有生之年 - yǒushēngzhīnián - [idiom] one's remaining years
- 騎驢找馬 - qí lǘ zhǎo mǎ - [idiom] to look for a horse while riding a donkey
- 知足 - zhīzú - to content with one's condition
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