I am starting with the most basic of French and this is one of the exercise questions in my book.
"L'arbre est plus grand que la fleur"
A direct translation on Google tells me that "The shaft is greater than the flower."
Does l'arbre in this case refer to 'tree' and does the sentence mean that the tree is grander (visual) or bigger (physical) than the flower?
I don't know if my question is weird or silly but I really do appreciate your help!
Edit: I could and should have phrased my question better. And used a real dictionary.
My response to a helpful user, that might shed light on my confusion when trying to understand the sentence in question:
"Thank you for pointing out - I will ask better questions in future. :) Just to clarify a little, on hindsight since "grand" means 'magnificent' or 'important' in English, I perhaps convoluted my understanding of the simple sentence. I was wondering if there was a deeper meaning to the sentence to native speakers. i.e. The flower although beautiful, is not at magnificent as the tree that gives it life. Thanks once again.