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

"La femme est grosse."

January 18, 2013

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

grosse = fat grande = big


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

grosse = fat, big

grande = tall


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

shouldn't "the woman is tall" also be correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/derek3x

no. Grande would be accepted for tall. Grosse is big.


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

How do I know when La femme = the wife or the girl? Was this covered?


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

I asked this question somewhere else. The answer I got was that if there's a possesive form (ie: MA femme) it's wife, if not (ie: LA femme) it's woman. Made a certain kind of sense too! :)


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

La femme is the woman and the girl is la fille.


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

Why not "Gros" instead of "Grosse" ?? We used it in "Le chien est gros"


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

"Gros" is masculine. If you were talking specifically about a ❤❤❤❤❤, you'd have to say, "Le chienne est grosse."

... And that makes me curious: does "chienne" have the same slang meaning in French as "❤❤❤❤❤" in English?


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

Yes, chienne is used in very much the same way as ❤❤❤❤❤. You may also be interested to know that chatte is used in a similar, non-feline, sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evilg67

❤❤❤❤❤ for those wondering


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

I knew that "grosse" in french can also mean "pregnant", am I wrong?


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

Only for cows or other mammals. Not women who are "enceintes".

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