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My question is about the English translation of 'gras' and 'grass.'

Diane L.A1Kwiziq community member

My question is about the English translation of 'gras' and 'grass.'

In the question above, "Le bacon est gras mais la salade n'est pas grasse." is translated to: "Bacon is fat but salad is not fat." Wouldn't: "Bacon is fatty but salad is not fatty." be a more accurate translation? "Fat" is a noun or adjective describing size, whereas "fatty" describes something that is more caloric. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Asked 7 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Diane ! Thanks so much for this precision, and the example has now been updated! Merci et à bientôt !

Annelise K.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Mes félicitations à Dianne pour avoir relevé la différence entre « fat » et « fatty ». 

My question is about the English translation of 'gras' and 'grass.'

In the question above, "Le bacon est gras mais la salade n'est pas grasse." is translated to: "Bacon is fat but salad is not fat." Wouldn't: "Bacon is fatty but salad is not fatty." be a more accurate translation? "Fat" is a noun or adjective describing size, whereas "fatty" describes something that is more caloric. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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