Can this be both a physical, concrete (in the grammatical sense) path and an abstract pathway, and if not which of the two is it?
"Route" is suggested as acorrect answer, but it's not accepted. What's the matter?
Ah, you'll want to report it, then. They might not have updated the database yet and a reminder doesn't hurt.
Not really. Though it's much easier to remember than some words, a cognate would sound a lot more similar, like банк, паста, салат, суп, etc.