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Exclamation Descripción física

Es alto y moreno = descripción física.
Es simpático y generoso = descripción moral
Me gustaría saber el término en inglés, se puede decir moral description?

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descripción física =
description/appearance

descripción moral =
character/demeanor
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that means that moral rescription doesn´t exist in English? Or it is a bit too formal like in SPANISH

So to say describe somebody physically or describe sb´s appereance, and to describe sb´s demeanor, describe sb what is the adverb???

Another question:
I have heard:
What is he like? for both physical and moral description Is this correct?
ANs what does he look like? for only physical , is this correct too?.

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Another question:
I have heard:
What is he like? for both physical and moral description Is this correct?
ANs what does he look like? for only physical , is this correct too?.

Yes, What is he like? for both physical description/appearance & character.

What does he look like? is of course clearer if asking about appearance.
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Yes, What is he like? for both physical description/appearance & character.
It could also mean ability, like what is he like at football? or how good is he?
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that means that moral rescription doesn´t exist in English? Or it is a bit too formal like in SPANISH
Well, you can talk about a "moral" description in English. But the "moral" would usually be associated with "ethical". That is slightly different than "character".

I would say that "character" is the broad umbrella, and that "moral/ethical" would be one component of someone's character.
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ok, and how do you use it in context in a question or imperative, describe Peter´s character, other possibilities?
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ok, and how do you use it in context in a question or imperative, describe Peter´s character, other possibilities?
Is Peter an ethical scientist?
What is the nature of Peter's character?

John is a fine man, who lives his life in a very moral manner.
John is an ethical person, given that he is involved in polotics!
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To further clarify, might we say that one's demeanor can refer to one's
behavior, attitude, etc. which reveals character?
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Is there any difference between demeanour and behaviour?
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