"La jeune femme est sourde."

Translation:The young woman is deaf.

April 12, 2018



does anyone know why sourd does not take avoir, as in avoir soif, avoir faim, etc?

April 12, 2018


"sourd(e)(s)" is an adjective meaning "deaf". There is a noun meaning "the deafness": "la surdité", but it would appear the French don't say "Ella a surdité" any more than we say "She has deafness".

June 4, 2018

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It's only a guess, but I would say it's because it is a permanent condition, not a transitory one. One may be hungry, thirsty, hot, cold, xx years old, etc., and that will pass. But being deaf is not a temporary condition.

April 18, 2018


can 'malentendu' be used? i've seen it used in some translations of Shape of Sound/Koe no Katachi : "Je suis malentendu"

March 31, 2019
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