"יש פארק גדול באיזור."

Translation:There is a big park in the area.

July 14, 2016

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

Can't we say "vicinity" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sam.eckmann

There's no reason why that shouldn't be accepted


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

In that case, what's the difference between situations where you'd use בסביבה versus ones where you'd use באיזור?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danny912421

yesh park gadól ba-ezór.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sean870344

Large or big should be acceptable


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zdeka985336

Does is פארק and חונה interchangeable or is there a difference?


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

They are not interchangeable at all. They just happen to be homographs. פארק - park, a large public garden; חונה - park, as in to park a car.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aaron.Crowe

The area is an eye-sore


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aaron.Crowe

Welsh 'parc', Irish 'páirc' was originally one of the many words for 'field'. Hebrew has probably borrowed it from its English recreational sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danny912421

But even Welsh and Irish took it from French. Hebrew had very limited contact with English, at its rrevival. Even less with Celtic languages. It most probably came into Hebrew from Yiddish, since even the spelling is the same, or directly from German/French.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aaron.Crowe

So etymonline.com

Internal evidence suggests the West Germanic word is pre-4c. and originally meant the fencing, not the place enclosed. It is found also in Medieval Latin as parricus "enclosure, park" (8c.), which likely is the direct source of the Old French word, as well as Italian parco, Spanish parque, etc. Some claim the Medieval Latin word as the source of the West Germanic, but the reverse seems more likely. Some later senses in English represent later borrowings from French. OED discounts the notion of a Celtic origin: Welsh parc, Gaelic pairc are from English.

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