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The Vietnamese-English dictionary suggests me to use "the tree is shed or nude" to express all leaves on the tree fall off because of the weather.

But I am not sure if we say it in everyday conversation.

Do you say "the tree is shed in winter"?

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Shed as a noun is a house or a barn like structure to keep things (workshop) or for animals.

Shed as a verb means the leaves or flowers of a tree to fall off.

So the correct sentence would be:

The tree sheds (its leaves) in winter.

The trees shed (their leaves) in winter.

Source of the meanings

You may also consider using the following sentence:

The winter has left the tree bare.

The leaf fall has left the tree bare.

Source of the meaning

Now, I am just a teenager, hence I cannot tell which word or phrase is more readily understandable by a child or toddler. This may well be answered by a someone elderly. But I can at least tell that the sentence using adjective bare can be comparatively difficult to understand.

  • I am looking a friendly word that children can understand. Is "Shed" common in everyday conversation?
    – Tom
    Commented Nov 17, 2020 at 7:59
  • Sorry, for which country are you in search of a friendly word? The place determines the ordinary usage. It is better for you to check your question out on the Ngram site.
    – kngram
    Commented Nov 17, 2020 at 10:40
  • As Dhanishtha says, we would use bare, not nude. The tree has shed (or lost) its leaves or the leaves have fallen off the tree. Commented Nov 17, 2020 at 10:42

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