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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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/profile/MyaRexa

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClarkStephen

Спасибо @ Peter594672


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

It’s about me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyaRexa

У меня плохая память на лица - completely true ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RayC628481

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RayC628481

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClarkStephen

Спасибо @MyaRexa


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyaRexa

Пожалуйста :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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).


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

No, no, no! I do remember you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter594672

Do you remember her face though?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaurianaB

Maybe he means my avatar?

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