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"Длина улицы около километра."

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

July 20, 2016

12 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"


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

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


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

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


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

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


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??


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


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

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


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

km not kg as is written in the answer.


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

I agree with If Butt. It is terrible that so many volunteers give up their time to help on a program which is completely free for the end user.


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

A prime example of the inconsistency you will continuously come across in Duolingo.I will be glad when I have finished the tree and will never return.


[deactivated user]

    Your comment doesn't really explain what exactly is inconsistent.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

    If it's really so bad, why not just leave and never return right now?

    Alternatively, you could say what the problem is so the moderators can fix it. They actually do listen. Or maybe it's something you're not understanding, that people could help you with if you would describe the problem.

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