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"Une fille ronde"

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/csueiras

Is this slang to call a girl fat?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf
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No, it is the polite way of saying she is fat...

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/csueiras

Merci

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackSea
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Then why is "fat" not accepted?! Who in the world says "round girl"?!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macklebeed

because in the expression it means she is fat, not in the actual meaning. une pomme ronde, means a round apple NOT a fat apple.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yxxc68

Oh, I see.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tavolesliv

I could not understand this attribution. What does mean (someone to be "ronde")? Is this acceptable in the real life? Thanks.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/djami_duo

it means very fat that the person seems almost round

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/northernguy
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You could say someone was round in appearance or you could say they were quite round but it is hard to imagine that you would say that to someone in person.

The usual place for such a phrase would be when writing and trying to generate an image of a person.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mcalvo123

I always hear grande instead of ronde

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/derek3x

So this is acceptable to call someone round? Of course not your wife, but lets say your sisters asks if she looks "round" in this dress?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf
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As far as I remember, the English translation for "round" is "plump"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yxxc68

Is "lourd" another way of saying someone is fat? Or is it more used to describe animals/things other than people? Merci beaucoup!

5 years ago

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I think we would use "lourd" for objects, but also for people, if for example someone steps into the elevator and you fear his weight adds too much for safety. There is also a figurative meaning for "lourd": someone understanding slowly...

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yxxc68

I see. Many thanks.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/traviswood

You don't see too many of these in France!

5 years ago
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