"Её дом стоит возле железной дороги."

Translation:Her house is near the railway.

February 4, 2016


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What is that famous 20th-Century novel where the protagonist's house is very near a railway? His name is Григор and he imagines he turns into a bug. I think the author is German.

May 20, 2016


Do you mean The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka?

May 22, 2016


That's the one. Молодец!

May 22, 2016


Спасибо :)

May 22, 2016


I think some of the answers are uncommon/awkward in English.

I would probably say "near train tracks" or "near the train tracks" if the person I was talking to could assume which tracks I meant.

Less commonly I could say "near railroad tracks" or "near the railroad tracks" but never "a railroad tracks". "Tracks" is plural. You don't say "a pants" or "a glasses".

May 1, 2016


Дом can mean house and home right? Is there a difference?

February 4, 2016


Yes, there is no difference. In Russian "дом" is for both of these words, the meaning depends on the context.

February 5, 2016


But it's marked wrong if you use home, they always say it has to be house.

May 28, 2016


would you ever say "her home is near the railway" though? I feel like it's a very physical concept, which means "house" to me.

June 28, 2016


I would use home or house, depending on whether I wanted to focus on the actual structure or the place lived in. I think there's probably a lot of regional variation for this one.

June 30, 2016


Is railway literally "iron road"? That's kinda cool.

March 13, 2016


It's the same in French "chemin de fer", Spanish "ferrocarril", Turkish "demiryolu", Greek "σιδηρόδρομος" and Romanian "cale ferata". It's not that rare.

March 26, 2016


Same in Swedish as well, järnväg. Järn means iron. I didn't realise it until now when i thought about it.

August 27, 2018


"Her house is near the train tracks" sounds much better in English even though i would understand the intention of the translation. "Railway" sounds like an outdated adjective.

September 29, 2018
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