Monday 1 August 2011

Movie & Vocabulary: The Smurfs

My student Angus suggested a nice topic for my blog today. At first, he would like to know the name of a Smurf which I was unable to answer, then he got back to me with his own finding, so here I share his good work with you and believe that it will definitely assist those of you who are planning to watch the 3D movie -- The Smurfs, which is to be released in Hong Kong on the 4th August. And of course, to learn some adjectives.

Papa Smurf

Poet Smurf

Painter Smurf 

 Baker Smurf

Clockwork Smurf 

Reporter Smurf

Tailor Smurf
Farmer Smurf
Dreamy Smurf

Harmony Smurf

Clumsy Smurf

Tracker Smurf

Vanity Smurf
Jokey Smurf
Grouchy Smurf
Hefty Smurf
Handy Smurf

Lazy Smurf 

Greedy Smurf

Wild Smurf

Brainy Smurf


Nat Smurfling

Sassette Smurfling

Slouchy Smurfling

Snappy Smurfling

Baby Smurf 
Nanny Smurf 


From a French comic created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo (Pierre Culliford) on the October 23, 1958, The Smurfs (a Dutch word which was adopted in English) is heading for its 53rd years of success.

harmony -- (n) [C or U] a pleasant musical sound made by different notes being played or sung at the same time
clumsy -- (adj) describes someone who often has accidents because they do not behave in a careful, controlled way
vanity -- (n) [U] disapproving when you are too interested in your appearance or achievements
grouchy -- (adj)  informal easily annoyed and complaining
hefty - (adj) large in amount, size, force, etc
handy -- (adj) [after verb] able to use something skilfully
brainy -- (adj) informal clever
gutsy -- (adj) informal brave and determined
-ette -- (suffix) female or small
slouchy -- (adj) from slouch (vb)  [Ito stand, sit or walk with the shoulders hanging forward and the head bent slightly over so that you look tired and bored
snappy -- (adj) from snap (vb) [I or T] to say something suddenly in an angry way


List of The Smurfs characters @ Wikipedia

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