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    STRONG

    Hello .

    Today I am submitting this question about " strong".
    I want to know when people say " you are strong" " it's strong".

    I know " strong'' is opposite meaning of weak.

    But for whatever reason when I hear people saying " you are strong" , I feel they are saying " you are stupid" or " you are strange". . I am not sure if I could be right about it.

    Any opinions are appreciate it.
    Thank you.

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    Re: STRONG

    It depends entirely on the context. Generally, if someone said to me "You are strong", I would understand it to mean (depending on the context) that I was physically strong, or emotionally strong (able to cope with mental stress).
    In other contexts, "strong" might not be a compliment, as in "using strong language" (saying rude words).
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: STRONG

    I agree that ' strong might not be use as a compliment. as well as ' you are smart' does not mean " you are academically smart''

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    #4

    Re: STRONG

    "You are strong" does not, under any circumstances, mean "You are stupid" or "You are strange".

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    Re: STRONG

    so. I should take that as is. I am physically or emotionally strong. .

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    #6

    Re: STRONG

    Probably.

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    Re: STRONG

    Ok. thank you so much.

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    Re: STRONG

    [QUOTE=missie123;1101040]OK. Thank you so much.[/QUOTE

    There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.



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