To say someone is gorgeous what do people usually say? And for something nonliving? Would it just be “magnifique” and “merveilleux” and stuff like that?
For a drop dead kind of gorgeous woman, we could say canon :
'tain, elle est vraiment canon, la fille!
Applied to a man, I would use beau gosse :
Il est beau gosse
C'est un beau gosse.
Beau gosse has been recently abbreviated in bg /beʒe/. I first heard it two years ago used by my ten-year-old son. It can be used as a form of address more or less ironically :
Alors, bg, ça va!