Weirdly special

If someone from France says to you, 'You are very special,” don't smile. He's probably not complimenting you. 'Special” is one of those French/English words which look the same but don't necessarily have the same meaning. If I tell my wife in English that she's special (and she is), I mean that she's got a place that no other has in my life. But if I said to her in French, 'Tu es tr