"She is almost as tall as you."
Translation:Elle est presque aussi grande que vous.
"She is almost also tall like you." is a more literal translation.
The also specifies that she is almost the same height as you, and not just tall like you are.
Aussi in this sentence means "as".
Aussi Grande que tois = As tall as you.
"haute" means "high", that is not the way to express that someone is tall
in English, comparisons are made with "as... as". In French the construction is "aussi... que".
We don't use "hauteur" for that measure but "la taille": elle a presque la même taille que vous.
"si grande" is used differently: "elle est si grande qu'elle pourrait jouer au basket-ball" = she is so tall that she could play basket-ball.
"autant" is not used in front of an adjective to express a comparison and expresses a quantity in itself:
- elle a presque autant de chaussures que moi
- j'ai beaucoup de chaussures, mais elle en a presque autant que moi.
- j'ai beaucoup de chaussures, mais elle en a presque autant.
What if the vous you are talking to is male? Can't the person you're talking to be a subject too?
It's Elle who is grande "as you". So you make it agree with Elle.
"tu" is exclusively the familiar "you" in its subject form.
"te" is its form of direct object (je te vois, je t'aime)
"toi" is its form for other object forms and with prepositions.
In previous question, i had to place the presque at the end, here it come before the compared property. Any tips ?
Elle. You can tell because if you take out the "as you" (que vous), the adjective obviously applies to "she" (elle).
Because "tu" is the subject form of the pronoun and in this sentence "tu" is not a subject. After a preposition or phrase like "aussi... que", you need the stressed/disjunctive pronoun: "toi".
"Tu" can only be used as a single subject.
"Aussi... que" is followed by disjunctive pronouns: moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles.
To get "tu" again in this sentence, you would need to add a verb for "tu":
- Elle est presque aussi grande que tu l'es (the l' stands for "grande") = She is almost as tall as you are.