"I am short."
Translation:Je suis petit.
Im not sure i understand how to differentiate between saying im short or that i am slim/small size. how do french people interpret meaning from the same word that means different things. I understand there similar words in english but not like this, for example if i was asking a lady over the phone to describe herself she could say je suis petite, and i wouldnt wether she was slim or short.
"petit" is masculine, used to modify masculine objects/subjects. "PUH-tee" (exaggerated pronunciation)
"petite" is feminine, used to modify feminine objects/subjects. "puh-TEET" (again exaggerated, not particularly strong emphasis but trying to illustrate the contrast).
Donc, il est petit. Elle est petite. Le garçon est petit et la fille est petite.