## "そのいすはひくいです。"

Translation:That chair is low.

July 17, 2017

Why doesn't "short" work in this context?

As a word, "short" is not restricted to a single dimension, it can be height or depth. In terms of tables, calling one "short" would intuitively refer to one of the table's horizontal dimensions; similarly, calling a table "low" intuitively invokes the height of the table.

If you called a chair "short", though, I would damn near never interpret that as saying that the chair is narrow; height is the only dimension that comes to mind.

There are obviously exceptions to everything, but in this case, they would be quite rare.

September 7, 2017

I have to agree. "Short" is usually used for length and height. "Low" is usually used for measurements in volume and distance from the ground. While a chair can be called "low," it would really be "the seat is low," since we are measuring just the sitting part's distance from the ground, the chair as a whole would be called "short"

A table could be called short for both its length and height, depending on context. When a table is called "low" that it refers to the tabletop is implied. (The same with desks and counters)

October 29, 2017

"Short" would mostly only apply to the height of a table. Horizontal dimensions would more likely be "narrow" or "wide" or even "long". "Short" for the length of a table isn't a typical usage IMO.

February 24, 2018

we are supposed to be learning what's normal in Japan, tho

December 27, 2018

その椅子は低いです

August 2, 2017

What's wrong with "That is a low chair"?

February 24, 2018

それは

November 25, 2018

I think "That's a long chair" would be あれはひくいいすです。

November 25, 2018

そのいす means that chair, and it can mean those chairs, too, can it not? DL marked "those chairs are low" wrong when I experimented. Any thoughts?

December 18, 2017

I was about to suggest 'tachi' but a little bit of googling taught me that this implies that you consider the object a 'person'. So my guess is you're correct, but it depends on context.

January 20, 2018

I typed this with a kanji and it wasn't accepted. I'm disappointed.

November 11, 2018

January 14, 2019

I used low and it was correct

September 1, 2018

その椅子は低いです was marked wrong for me ....

February 25, 2019

Hikui is small

July 17, 2017

Hikui is low. Chiisai means small.

July 30, 2017

Why soo many negatives just because one wrong answer? There children who use Duolingo too. More tolerance please.

July 30, 2018