https://www.duolingo.com/FERNANDRESFFFUUU

"Women's big dresses."

1/25/2013, 9:02:00 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/FERNANDRESFFFUUU

Isn't Gross and Grand the same thing?

1/25/2013, 9:02:00 PM

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

1/25/2013, 9:19:30 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/charlon

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

2/9/2013, 1:47:17 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Levee44
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It is NOT necessary.

2/16/2013, 10:25:45 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Zubey

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

4/30/2013, 2:09:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

4/30/2013, 11:56:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mandarinemiss

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

6/29/2013, 8:02:41 PM
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