“He's an incredibly charismatic and personable guy.”

English Lesson: He's an incredibly charismatic and personable guy.

You're telling a friend about the pastor of your church, who you like a lot. You say this.

He's an incredibly charismatic and personable guy.

a guy

A "guy" is a man. It's a casual word.

You use this word instead of "man" when you're talking to your friends or in a casual situation like at a party. The person you're talking about can either be someone that you know, or someone who you don't know but don't have high respect for.

For a stranger who seems older and more respectable, "man" or even "gentleman" are more polite.

Note that you can use the plural form, "guys", when you're talking to a group of men or women:

Great job today, guys. Keep up the good work.

But "guy" (singular) always refers to a man.

(someone) is charismatic

A "charismatic" person is interesting and exciting. They're the type of person that people want to follow.

Some other common qualities of charismatic people include:

  • being successful
  • being a good storytelller
  • being outgoing

(someone) is personable

A "personable" person is outgoing, friendly, and easy to talk to.

We mostly use "personable" to talk about someone who's famous or in a position of authority (like an executive in a company), but is friendly toward "ordinary people".

incredibly (something)

"Incredibly" means "very", but it's a lot stronger.

Another word that's a stronger version of "very" is "extremely". "Incredibly" is stronger than "extremely". 


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