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"Les bébés ont souvent de grosses joues."

Translation:Babies often have fat cheeks.

April 22, 2020



chubby is the same as fat but is more usual when applied to children


It's more usual to say they have chubby cheeks.


"Babies often have chubby cheeks." is a sentence one might hear. It would evoke images of a cute, wholesome, smiling child. To call a baby's cheeks "fat" would be considered very rude and offensive.


To end up with the usual English description of "chubby cheeks" I think the French might be "Les bébés ont souvent les joues potelées". - It would be useful to know what is usual in France!


Its brown fat it helps them keep warm

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