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    English expression

    Using a english as a second language may bring a person to face embarassing situations when a student does not fully master all the subtleties of the language. For example, can we say that a women is hot without inferring any sexual connotation ?

    It would be perfectly acceptable to say that a women is cold because of the freezing temperature prevailing in the winter time. Similarly, could we safely say a women is hot when the temperature is hot in the summer time? Or is there a better way to express the idea to avoid any confusion of sense?

    Thank you.

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    Re: English expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Using English as a second language may bring a person to face embarrassing situations when a student does not fully master all the subtleties of the language. For example, can we say that a women is hot without inferring any sexual connotation ?

    It would be perfectly acceptable to say that a woman is cold because of the freezing temperature prevailing in the winter time. Similarly, could we safely say a women is hot when the temperature is hot in the summer time? Or is there a better way to express the idea to avoid any confusion of sense?

    Thank you.
    The context would establish the intended meaning.

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