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"Il y a un hôpital près d'ici ?"

Translation:Is there a hospital near here?

February 17, 2018

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

I said "There is a hospital close to here". Surely that is the same meaning here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
  • 2218

The French will often use the "statement as question" form, but it's still a question. In English, this approach is sometimes used but to avoid confusion, please put it in the form of a question, i.e., "Is there a hospital near here?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ian116730

same but near to here


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
  • 2218

You would be understood, but generally one would just say "near here", not "near to here".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fallgirl123

I said, "There is a hospital near here? and was marked wrong. I thought the question mark said "IS". I lost a heart, of course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
  • 2218

You need to express the English in the form of the question, "is there a hospital near here?" The question mark doesn't translate to a word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarinaHern7

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