https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkStephen

У него странное лицо

"He has a poor memory for faces." There is a condition in which a person cannot recognize other people by their faces. In extreme cases they can't even recognize a photograph of themselves. In English it is called "face blindness" or in neuro-speak "prosopagnosia". It is frequently caused by damage to the ventral medial temporal lobe. Does anyone know what this condition is called in Russian? Thanks in advance.

February 20, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/MyaRexa

Pretty much the same, only written in Cyrillic: Прозопагнозия (or лицевая агнозия). Term "лицевая слепота" is more common. ;)

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter594672

Just to add:

"He has a poor memory for faces." - "У него плохая память на лица."

That's for the non-clinical thing, just... well, for the poor memory for faces, as laymen say.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkStephen

Спасибо @ Peter594672

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/1Pozin2

It’s about me.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter594672

Cool! Nothing hurts and you meet new people every day! ;)

Mirrors must be frightening though, there are always some creepy dudes staring at you from there.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MyaRexa

У меня плохая память на лица - completely true ;)

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RayC628481

Я уверен, что у меня плохая память на посуду Does that work?

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter594672

Yes, it's grammatically correct, but it means "I am sure I have a bad memory for utensils (dishes, kitchen vessels)."

So I am not sure it conveys the meaning you wanted it to, because it means basically that you positively don't remember where the cups and plates you have came from.

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RayC628481

Oh well, I meant to say dirty dishes tend to be forgotten in my home. :)

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkStephen

Спасибо @MyaRexa

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MyaRexa

Пожалуйста :)

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurianaB

Ha! I've finally found what's up with those people who have met me 10 times and still don't remember me...thanks, ClarkStephen).

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/1Pozin2

No, no, no! I do remember you!

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter594672

Do you remember her face though?

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurianaB

Maybe he means my avatar?

February 20, 2018
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