Tom är lång och smal.

The translation says “Tom is lean and tall.” - surely this should be “Tom is tall and thin”?

The order is mixed around, true. But I think lean is good for smal. Doesn’t thin somehow imply weak?

Hallå. No, i would say - thin means slim of build. I would say, on a percentage basis, we Brits use slim way, way more than we would say lean. Lean implies someone who is kind of athletically built (muscular with no fat on - like we would say a joint of meat is lean) - whereas slim / thin just mean that, while you are not carrying extra weight, you are not necessarily muscular.

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