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    I could I explain the difference between skinny & slim, to a person with limited command of the English language

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexis&jason
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    I could I explain the difference between skinny & slim, to a person with limited command of the English language
    Use slim in connection with people in the sense of petite, slender.
    Use slim explaining a range such as a slim chance of rain, a slight chance of rain.

    Use skinny in connection with people and their body size.

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    'Slim'is positive- it means not fat and the right size. 'Skinny' is negative- it means a bit underweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexis&jason
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    I could I explain the difference between skinny & slim, to a person with limited command of the English language
    Don't explain it. Find pictures that show the difference and show them to the person.

    :wink:

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    Wouldn't that be explaining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Wouldn't that be explaining?
    It surely would, wouldn't it? An explanation doesn't have to be verbal.
    :wink:

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