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    Clothes

    Tight- тесный
    Loose- просторный(?)

    This shirt is too tight- Эта рубашка слишком тесная
    These pants are too loose- Эти штаны слишком просторные(???)

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    Re: Clothes

    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    Tight- тесный
    Loose- просторный(?)

    This shirt is too tight- Эта рубашка слишком тесная
    These pants are too loose- Эти штаны слишком просторные(???)

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    Эта рубашка слишком тесная - correct
    I would translate loose as "свободный".
    Эти штаны слишком свободные.
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    Tight- тесный or маленький.
    Loose - свободный or большой.

    I'd say, there is a slight difference. You say тесный (or, vise versa, свободный) if a piece of clothes is tight or loose, but still wearable. You say маленький or большой when it's too tight or too loose to wear.

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    Thanks.

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    I see. Nice that you work on it.
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    Usually the phrasing of these types uses the short-form adjective, without the слишком. You could say Эта рубашка мала, meaning "too small".
    штаны велики pants are too big.

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