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

"Women's big dresses."

January 25, 2013

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

Isn't Gross and Grand the same thing?


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

They both can translate to "big" however "gros" typically refers to something that is big in a sense of being fat, where as"grand" implies height.

If you told a woman she has a "des grosses robes" she might be offended, but that is just speculation.


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

Why is it necessary to have the "Les" there when it isn't "THE women's big dresses"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Levee44

It is NOT necessary.


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

Why are both "de" and "des" correct?


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

Because 'de' would refer to all women's dresses that are big just generally, and des would refer to a specific women's large dresses. When used with context only one or the other is correct.


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

Why could not it be "Les robes grandes des femmes"?

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