"公园在他们的学校附近。"

Translation:The park is near their school.

November 18, 2017

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

There's a park near their school.


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

That's not correct! The Chinese statement says: The park is near their school. The statement implies that the speaker is talking about an already mentioned park, and now he/she is determining the park's location. Whereas your statement implies that the speaker is mentioning about a park for the first time, and that its location is not the main focus of the sentence but its existence whereas in the Chinese sentence it's the park's location that's the main focus. Your sentence is best translated as: 在他們的學校附近有公園。


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

Thanks for the explanation. I was going to ask the same thing as AlyciaPete!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/notbad8

What about "The park is close to their school"?


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

    附 (fù) = to add/to attach/to be close to
    近 (jìn) = near/close to
    附近 (fùjìn) = (in the) vicinity/nearby

    公 (gōng) = public/collectively owned
    园 (yuán) = garden/park
    公园 (gōngyuán) = park

    学 (xué) = to learn/to study/science
    校 (xiào) = school
    学校 (xuéxiào) = school


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

    Is there a difference between using 附近 and just 很近 in this sentence?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdwardQuin360844

    "The park is in their school's vicinity." If there is a reason this sentence is not a valid translation, I'd love to hear it.


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

    What about 'next to'?


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

    That would be 在~的旁边


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4QROmhX8

    I agree EXCEPT that Duo makes translations up all the time and says do it this way. Sometimes it's guessing.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elaine1950

    What's wrong with the park is close to the school?


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

    公园在他们学校的附近。Is that correct too? I moved 的 to the right.

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