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"Мой дом возле кафе."

Translation:My house is near the cafe.

November 20, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s4chao

Is кафе here genitive but appears normal because it is indeclinable?


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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s4chao

    i just saw that you have answered this question several times aready. sorry and thanks! here's a ligot for your trouble :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duuuuuoo

    But isnt that a preposition "near"? so wouldn't it be prepositional case? Sorry...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diego692907

    Кафе is one of those few words that doesn't decline. I don't know what other words don't decline though.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/northernguy

    Most of those that don't decline are foreign imports like the one in this example.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BaconChomper

    Can возле be interpreted as by? My house is by the cafe?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/savourtardis

    It's...ah, not currently accepted. I'm going to report in in that case.


    [deactivated user]

      Yes, it's one of the translations suggested in dictionaries.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rfariadutra

      i wrote "near by" and it got wrong too.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tT933

      I don't know if this is acceptable. if it is, it would be written as one word "nearby" in order to be accurate in English


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PalaeoJoe

      Is "возле" in a specific case?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berniebud

      No. Prepositions don't have cases, but the nouns they modify do require certain cases depending on the preposition. "Возле" requires the noun to be in the genitive case.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/avi1katz

      Where is the genitive here? Did кафе change?


      [deactivated user]

        Кафе is indeclinable, so all its forms (all the cases, both in plural and singular) are the same. This happens with foreign words sometimes.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FilipTirke93

        can we use" близко" (near) here ?


        [deactivated user]

          Theoretically you could say «Мой дом располо́жен бли́зко к кафе́», but this is not the phrase I would use. «Во́зле кафе» sounds better. But I can't explain why, though, sorry!


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mosfet07

          These are words with different meanings, I think.
          For example, my house is close to the subway - близко к метро (it's best to say "недалеко от") - five-minute walk, but it's not near the subway as the park is.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zauber32

          On some sentences, you are allowed to translate возле as "by", but not on others. Why the discrepancy?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juls_1974

          could около be used here?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keinemeinung

          In a regular informal conversation that would be fine, or if you add the verb находиться then it also sounds alright.


          [deactivated user]

            Is «возле» a preposition that requires genetive? And is «кафе» a foreign word so it should not be declined?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amawaku

            That is exact (both questions).


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GingerSK_

            I wrote 'My house is near to a cafe' but it marked it wrong :(


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanaMack2

            It is marked wrong, because it is wrong. Whilst it would be understood, the grammar is totally wrong.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amawaku

            What difference is there between возле and около ?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Teo890628

            "Дом" means "home" . Yes it can be translated to house, but the more accurate translation of the sentence as a whole would be "My home is near the cafe"


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David695834

            So is it right to say "Мой дом далеко кафе" as "my house is far from the café"?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keinemeinung

            @David695834 - You would need to add the word "from" in that case, and it would sound best with the addition of the verb "to be situated; to be located" - мой дом находится далеко от кафе.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EastSideArtemis

            If дом is in the genitive, why is it not дома?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ns_shadow

            Дом is in nominative here.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntiokusIV

            what's the difference between возле и рядом?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Squonkalini

            Why is the "е" of возле pronounced "ee" but the "e" of кафе "uh"?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Psychness

            My house is near by the cafe. Why is putting both 'near' and 'by' not correct?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Squonkalini

            Maybe because nearby is one word.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luv-Simon

            It it not "My house is near 'to' the café"?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaliforniaTheda

            Can возле also be written восле? I thought I misspelled it, but Duolingo didn't mark it incorrect...


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keinemeinung

            @KaliforniaTheda - Sometimes Duo accepts typos, but it should tell you that it accepted it with mistakes.

            Возле is only возле.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cagatay0404

            We can use also около here which more or less has the same meaning. We could also use у here but it does not indicate exactly the same meaning.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KalihmanTh

            Is it also, my house is near a cafe?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrankS951154

            why was мой дом рядом с кафе not accepted?

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