What's the difference between gros and grosse? I have no idea when to use which
gros is masculine, singular or plural = un gros chien, de gros chiens
grosse is feminine singular = une grosse pomme
grosses is feminine plural = de grosses pommes
Note: the plural of un/une is "des", but "des" becomes "de" in front of an adjective.
Thanks! That was helpful. Wosh duolingo educated on these than just a trial and error way of learning.
I actually like the way Duolingo doesn't feed every bit of knowledge to us. When we are ready to learn, we ask or look at the comments. It does mean more work for the moderators, though.
If you use the web version instead of the mobile app, it has notes on those sort of things.
- un gros chien = a fat dog
- une grosse chienne = a fat female dog
- deux gros chiens = two fat dogs
- deux grosses chiennes = two fat female dogs
when you hold your mouse over gros it lists thick as an alternative meaning- if you write "the dog is thick" the answer is wrong..
The sentence would be unatural. You wouldn't say a person is thick. Either it is fat, or big, even large, but never thick. An object could be thick.
An easy way to remember that 'gros' means big/thick/fat is to remember 'grossir' which means to gain weight
bruhhh I put "heavy" for gros and i got it wrong, even though that was the literal translation.
No, "gros" is not necessarily related to weight, only to volume: "un gros ballon" (a big balloon) is not particularly heavy.