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"東はあっちです。"

Translation:East is that way.

November 8, 2017

16 Comments


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

Hmm, so is あちら formal and あっち informal?


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

I think so, at least that's what I've sen in other comments.


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

Tokyo 東京, literally 'east capital'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ron909841

Should be “That way is East”


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

While I don't agree that your way is better I do agree that it is equivalent. I actually prefer 'East is thataway'.


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

what's the difference between そちら and あっち?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N1chope

Just in case: does "the east is that way" sound weird to a natibe English speaker?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria123Vargaz

I am a native English speaker and "The east is that way" sounds very weird to me. "East is that way" is grammatically correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David208499

"The East" would generally refer to a place rather than a direction. The US is in "the West" (in a world map), Texas is in "the South" (in the US), and so on. I don't think there is a place that's universally referred to as "the East", but a native speaker might infer that you meant either Asia or the eastern US, depending on the context.


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

Usually, except if you were portraying Marco Polo in a movie and asked someone how to get to "the East" and the person replied back with "The East is that way". (You gotta love literary English. ;-))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Estel785882

Can someone remind me of the hiragana for 東? Is it きがし?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David208499

ひがし (higashi)


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

When used with other kanji, the sound of 東 changes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max703891

That would be とう then.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max703891

It's ひがし


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

Is there a helpful link to help me understand directions any better? I've taken Japanese Classes for 4 years and am still struggling on this. I'm no longer In contact with my Sensei though so am brushing up on my skills with Duolingo.

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