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    She is feeling cold because the AC in the room is very strong.(Is this grammatically incorrect?)
    She is cold because the AC in the room is very strong.(Is this correct?)

    In India :"She's cold." implies that 'she's rude' or 'she's frigid' or 'she's distant and uninviting'.

    "She's hot." Implies "She's sexy."

    If one feels hot or cold because of the weather it's expressed as 'I am feeling cold.' or 'I am feeling hot.' (If these constructions are incorrect please suggest some other expressions other than 'I'm hot' or 'I'm cold' as this would cause confusion over here.

    Please clarify.

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    Re: feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by keen learner View Post
    She is feeling cold because the AC in the room is very strong.(Is this grammatically incorrect?)
    She is cold because the AC in the room is very strong.(Is this correct?)

    In India :"She's cold." implies that 'she's rude' or 'she's frigid' or 'she's distant and uninviting'.

    "She's hot." Implies "She's sexy."

    If one feels hot or cold because of the weather it's expressed as 'I am feeling cold.' or 'I am feeling hot.' (If these constructions are incorrect please suggest some other expressions other than 'I'm hot' or 'I'm cold' as this would cause confusion over here.

    Please clarify.
    If I say "I am cold" it means the temperature is too low for me too feel comfortable. For "She/he is cold" the context should make the meaning clear.

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    Re: feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If I say "I am cold" it means the temperature is too low for me too feel comfortable. For "She/he is cold" the context should make the meaning clear.
    Let me try to explain my problem again... In India if you say ...I/He/She/they/you/ am/is/are hot.It would imply that the person is means sexy as a sexual overture and is frowned upon.
    Similarly for "be+cold" would imply frigid, rude , uninviting.
    To express one's discomfort because of heat or cold one uses "feeling hot/cold" for example "I am feeling hot/cold." If this is grammatically incorrect can you suggest some other expression for this other than "I am hot/cold." or She/He is hot/cold."
    Thank you.

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    Re: feeling

    "I'm feeling hot" is fine grammatically.

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    Re: feeling

    Thank you. So can I use it?
    Will a native speakers be able to understand me even though it may sound odd to them?

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    Re: feeling

    Yes, you can use it. It doesn't sound odd at all.

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    Re: feeling

    What does sound odd to me is '...the AC in the room is very strong'.

    I'd say '...the AC in the room is turned up high'.

    Rover

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