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metrosexual • too much • lipstick
shock • gay • dig
  1. Most older women do not leave the house without .
  2. This is a very popular club.
  3. That dress is a bit for a party like this. You should wear something more casual.
  4. I really this band's sound.
  5. Living in the city turned him into a bit of a .
  6. It came as a to most of us that they decided to get married.
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Answer the following questions about the interview.

1220 Metrosexual
Daniel talks with Vella about the concept of some men being metrosexual.

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I have no problem with someone being metrosexual, because everyone has the right to look good.

A 'metrosexual' is an urban male who pays a lot of attention to his physical appearance and clothing. Notice the following:

  1. My favorite people to go shopping with are metrosexuals.
  2. You can tell he's from the city because of his metrosexual appearance.

too much

Do you think a man taking care of his nails is too much?

Something is 'too much'  when it is past the point of being acceptable. Notice the following:

  1. The earrings look good with that outfit, but the necklace is a bit too much.
  2. Three dogs is a little too much to handle right now.

eyeliner, blusher, lipstick

I mean, eyeliner is fine, but if he starts wearing blusher or lipstick, something is definitely wrong with him.

These are different types of make-up used on your eyes, cheeks and lips. Notice the following:

  1. That lipstick is too bright for your skin color.
  2. He always wears eyeliner when he performs.

a shock

We're not used to men wearing makeup and stuff. It's kind of a shock.

Something that is 'a shock' surprises you because you do not expect it. Notice the following:

  1. Her marriage announcement was a real shock for everyone.
  2. Moving to a new country is always a shock in a lot of ways.


In Chile, it's not always clear if he's a metrosexual or he's gay.

A 'gay' man is romantically attracted to other men. Notice the following:

  1. There are many gay men in this area.
  2. All of his friends kind of knew he was gay before he declared it.


A lot of my friends really dig the metrosexual look.

If you 'dig' something, you really like it. Notice the following:

  1. He doesn't really dig my music.
  2. I really dig the new clothing store that just opened by my house.