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"The school is that way."

Translation:学校はそっちです。

July 11, 2017

21 Comments


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

Huh! Shouldn't そちら work too? Because it marked it as wrong.


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

Correct. そちら is more formal than そっち.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V2Blast

Marked me wrong for 学校はそちらです as well. I've reported it (11/19).


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

そち、そちら、あち、あちら should all work here. As should あそこ. This course would benefit greatly from explaining these things in the tips.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JSnow20

It works now. 6 / 1 3 / 19


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vic.chan

学校はあちら and 学校はそちら didnt work for me. It should be right? I'm using two different levels of politeness by using そちら(polite), but omitting です (casual). I think it should be accepted, but duolingo accepting neither makes me confused..


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

so far I haven't actually been given the translation to any if the words, just English sentences that I have to translate. Educated guesses ftw


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

Lol you actually can click on English word and Japanese translation will come up. You came far without that feature XD


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

Not on mine, it won't.


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

It doesn't work... it gives the separate words like "その" for that and the Kanji for "way". You really do have to guess...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ttnsam13

Good job Skynicorn. Believe it or not that is the best way to learn language. It's the natural way.


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

Whats the difference between acchi(あっち) and socchi(そっち)?


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

I accidentally turned my phone and it completed the sentence for me! I actually feel a little cheated, it stole my learning experience from me! ^^;


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

「学校はあちらです/がっこうはあちらです」 should be accepted. "That way" is translated as あちら or そちら depending on the situation. Reported on Oct. 28, 2017.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamScott794079

Is this the school is like this or the school is in this direction


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

seems to be direction


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonDuke5

It's direction


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

How do you know when to use the "less formal" そっち” vs "そちら”?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vic.chan

Are you talking to a friend, or your boss? Are you requesting something? Are you older or younger? If you're unsure how the person will feel, choose the polite version.

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