Translation:I go out to the hospital every week.
Guys, if I were using an app made and maintained by a country which goes to hospital and to university, I would have no trouble quickly using and adapting to that usage (and maybe even get a smile out of becoming "bidialectal." But as it is, it's American born and maintained, and sorry for that, but it's tough for the developers to enter every dialectal variant into the program when there are more pressing issues to fix. Duo is free (although after several years of use I've decided to kick in) and there is such a thing (in all of our dialects) as looking a gift horse in the mouth, no?
I do see where you are coming from, and "go out to the hospital" is not what I would immediately think of. Nor do I know of a hospital in the US where you would go out to go shopping (there are shops, but as Aelianos said, generally for those visiting people in the hospital). In some regions in the US, though, I might say go out to the hospital if the hospital is out of town. I live in a city, for instance, and teach in a school in a suburb, or maybe a sort of exurb. I often say "go out to the campus" or "go out to the school." If I knew someone in a suburban hospital, I can certainly picture telling someone that I went out to it once a week.
Thank you for this reasonable explanation. My first thought upon seeing this sentence was "Party at the hospital'? Go out in English sounded like a social engagement to me.
However, when my dog was dying, I often drove out to the animal hospital that was about 90 minutes away from my home.
In Japanese, dekakeru to go out, leave home 出かける. So, it doesn't seem to have any of the implications that I was carrying around in my head when I saw the English.
Nope, the particle へ indicates an action towards something or a direction. In this case it's going out towards the hospital.
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