Describing

This lesson will teach you how to describe people, such as their facial characteristics and physical appearance. If you joined Uzbek 101, you'll find quiz questions and flashcards at the end to help you study!

Facial Characteristics

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soch - hair

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quloq - ear

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burun - nose

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qosh - eyebrow

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ko'z - eye

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og'iz - mouth

Descriptions

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yosh - young

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xunuk - ugly

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ozg'in - skinny

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o'rta yosh - middle aged

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keksa - old

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chiroyli - pretty

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sog'lom - healthy

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semiz - fat

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bo'y - height

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Size & Strength

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past - low

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kalta - short

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kuchsiz - weak

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kambag'al - poor

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kichik - small 

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baland - high

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uzun - long

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baquvvat - strong

Money

boy - rich

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katta - big

💡To indicate height, use baland (high) and past (low).

            Ex. Uning bo'yi baland: He is tall (Literal: His height is high)

To indicate length, use kalta (short) and uzun (long)

            Ex. Uning sochi kalta: He has short hair (Literal: His hair is short)

Colors

  • qora - black

  • ko'k - blue

  • yashil - green

  • jigarrang - brown

  • oq - white

  • qizil - red

💡Use ko'k (blue) in the following circumstances:

                 ko'k choy - green tea

                 ko'kat - greens (cilantro, dill, etc. )

In other cases use yashil (green)

Test Your Knowledge!

Uzbek 101 participants can access practice quiz questions and flashcards​. To join the course, click "Self-Paced Course" at the top of the website.