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"Длина улицы около километра."

Translation:The length of the street is about a kilometer.

July 20, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/username23124

i typed "The length of the street is about a km" and was told it was a typo and the correct answer is "The length of the street is about a kg"

August 20, 2017

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

Can this not be "the length of the road is about a kilometer"?

February 10, 2017

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

We prefer to keep "street" and "road" distinct. Are they not?

February 10, 2017

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

Ah, I suppose so. All streets are roads, but not all roads are streets... Guess I hadn't thought about that. Thanks!

February 10, 2017

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

Shady-arc, I have a question for you: How do you say "block" in Russian. I am confused by this sentence "длина улицы - около километра" because a street could be very long in the sense of having many blocks i.e. more than a kilometer. One block in latin America is 180 meters long so a street could have 100 blocks which would amount to 18,000 meters or 18 km. How long is a block in Russia??

June 2, 2017

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

Julio, whew on Latin America? Brazil for instance might have some regulation about this, but you need to be lucky to find blocky blocks all nicely of the same size... You need to be in a fairly recently built city for that to be true, like Palmas in the North/Centre of the country

January 5, 2018

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

I don't know, what's the difference?

June 8, 2018

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

km not kg as is written in the answer.

November 10, 2017
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