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"Где папа? Он стоит около стадиона."

Translation:Where is dad? He is standing near the stadium.

November 20, 2015



What are the difference between возле, около and блиско?

November 20, 2015


Близко is an adverb. "Близко к стадиону" is "close to the stadium" and not very idiomatic, so we focus primarily on у, около, возле (with Genitive) and рядом с (with Instrumental).

Возле and около are largely interchangeable in the meaning of "near". Около is a bit more popular and is also used in the meaning "around, about" (approximately).

November 20, 2015


it sounds like oculo, eyeglasses in portuguese. It is easy to remember this word.

April 26, 2019


I am very grateful for all of your comments in these forums. I find them immensely helpful. Thank you very much.

October 1, 2019


Why he's standing but not he stands.... in previous sentences you've accepted both version of the present tense in English, it's a little confusing why you don't here

December 5, 2015


What declension is стадиона?

June 18, 2017


Около always takes genitive. You can look up стадион or any other word on En.OpenRussian.org or Ru.Wiktionary.org to find the declension. I like OpenRussian because most of the time, it has a pronunciation to go along with the word in the same speaker's voice (if not I turn to Forvo).

Here also is a table of prepositions, so you can see what case each preposition takes. http://russianlearn.com/grammar/category/table_of_prepositions

August 16, 2017


Why doesn't it accepts "Where is the father"

June 7, 2018


Because Father = Отец and папа = dad

November 18, 2018



June 7, 2018


why "my father" was not accepted

February 17, 2019


See Andyaitchs answer above you :D

August 9, 2019


this answer may not make it any easier to find dad

October 16, 2019


I mistyped "окола" instead of "около" and all the rest was correct but was marked wrong. Why not treat that as a typo, which it clearly was since окола doesn't appear to be a word?

November 18, 2019


Standing можно опустить в переводе

December 2, 2019


Gee, "near the stadium"... so helpful

November 26, 2018
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