"公园在他们的学校附近。"

Translation:The park is near their school.

November 18, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/notbad8

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

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/varigby

Before I wrote, "the park is near to their school" and it was marked incorrect. The answer was given as " the park is close to their school!"

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

"Near to" isn't really natural English. Maybe some native speakers would say that, I'm not sure. But usually it would be "near" or "close to".

December 9, 2017

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    Yes. Your response is correct. Please report it if you have not done so already. Thanks!

    December 5, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Christophe537329

    They accept it.

    January 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlyciaPete

    There's a park near their school.

    January 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/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。

    January 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

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

    February 1, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/SzymonRuci

    the park is around their school should be accepted

    February 6, 2018
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