Student or Learner
Could you help me with this question.
In the textbook Wordbuilder published by MacMillan, in the chapter "Build" there is an expression that astonishes me a little:
on the short side.
It is about the build of a person. Could you comment?
Sometimes such phrases can contain some deep and not obvious meaning, I mean some allusions. To how classmates lined up in the class in phisical education or something.
Ok, if everything is obvious, it is simpler.
Just because my first language is the same as yours, Michael, I understand what exactly "astonished" you about the espression: How different it sounds compare with your native language, how strange and at the same time -- perfectly acurate and simple. Right? It never ceases to amaze me either.
Generally, I think you touched an interesting subject to contemplate over: The differences between languages.