"東はあっちです。"

Translation:East is that way.

11/8/2017, 2:42:40 PM

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Rusinsr

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

6/15/2018, 7:04:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/FonzieSquirrel

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

8/8/2018, 2:12:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ron909841

Should be “That way is East”

11/11/2017, 9:59:48 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/BJCUAl
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While I don't agree that your way is better I do agree that it is equivalent. I actually prefer 'East is thataway'.

11/14/2017, 6:46:21 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/N1chope
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Just in case: does "the east is that way" sound weird to a natibe English speaker?

11/8/2017, 2:42:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

11/10/2017, 2:41:22 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/feyMorgaina
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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. ;-))

1/27/2018, 1:31:38 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

5/17/2018, 7:56:30 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AmulGarg

Tokyo 東京, literally 'east capital'

1/6/2019, 3:48:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ToddKedes
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what's the difference between そちら and あっち?

9/11/2018, 6:13:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Estel785882
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Can someone remind me of the hiragana for 東? Is it きがし?

12/11/2018, 5:53:05 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/David208499

ひがし (higashi)

12/11/2018, 6:32:48 PM
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