https://www.duolingo.com/MirabilisSum

"The woman is big."

February 22, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MirabilisSum

What about lourde?

February 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Actually the French do not use "lourde" in that case of a physical description.

If someone is qualified "lourd", it is rather a mental trait: someone pushy, with a slow understanding

February 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jim.thomson

when should one use grosse as opposed to grande?

April 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Use "grande" when the English is "tall".

April 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nabl83

I don't understand why is "grand" wrong answer, when I choose two versions ("gros" and "grand"), but it is right, when I translate it from French to English like 'big"? What is difference?

May 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eugene.V

"Grand" is wrong answer because it must be "grande"

May 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nabl83

Oops! You're right )

May 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tigran_Margaryan

thanks :)

May 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fletch00

this one taught me the distinction btw grand (great) and grande (tall == big) I'd estimate the pronunciation difference to meaning difference is big here ;)

June 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nabl83

grand and grande are one adjective, which means great, tall, big and so on. Grande just is female form of grand. according to the rules of French phonetics, the last letter d (grand) isn't readable, but in the female form (grande), it is not the last letter, therefore it is readable.

June 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fletch00

merci, et bon nuit!

June 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

"nuit" is feminine: bonne nuit

June 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nabl83

It was 3 p.m. in my city, but now it is really midnight here. How did you know that I read your comment now?! ))))))

June 21, 2013
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