I came across this sentence (from the Core 1000 material of iknow) while learning vocabulary:

彼女は青い目をしています。 She has blue eyes.

Doing some searching I found this answer explaining that ~をする can mean 'to have some characteristic'.

Before that, I only knew of the following construction to express such:

~は~が~。 彼女は目が青いです。 She has blue eyes.

Is there any difference in meaning/implication between these two different structures? Or can I use them interchangeably in any circumstance?


They are almost the same. However, when they mean that her eyes happen to be unusually blue in the moment, the latter 目が青い is more likely to be used.

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