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"Estamos enfrente de la biblioteca."

Translation:We are in front of the library.

March 4, 2018

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

Why not "We are opposite the library."?


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

I think opposite may imply something across the street such as a church opposite the library. If that were the case, you'd probably say that you were in front of the church instead.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chi-Ju

In the other Duolingo sentence, 'the restaurant is in front of the bookstore' .... Apparently the English translation in duolingo is not that consistent and accurate..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

chi-ju- bookstore and library are 2 different words, library/ biblioteca and bookstore/librería. It's normal in a city to be in front of a library in a certain street and in another one in front of a bookstore, so yes it's consistent.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kas334864

Estamos enfrente: we are opposite. Estamos delante de: we are in front of.


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

Across is given as a translation for enfrente, but then We are across the library is not accepted as an answer. Does anybody know why this is so? Should there be a different syntax for it to mean across?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael307373

Well, 'We are across the library' doesn't really make sense in English. At least not in the context of this sentence. It would be 'We are across from the library'.

That said, I feel Duo might be a little off on this one as I think 'across from' would be more accurate for 'enfrente de'. For in front of I'd use 'frente de'. Though research shows there are many conflicting opinions on this so I'm not %100 sure about it. A second opinion would be great.

Edit For 'We are across the Library' I'd say: Estamos al otro lado de la biblioteca.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

georgios, hints are not always correct answers, bur suggestions for sentences in other context


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BerylMorri2

Why was the different word given in the drop down menu?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

beryl- drop downs aren't all correct answers, sometimes Duo uses related words in other context. Stick with the first one shown


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/il3acKPv

Why is this "we are opposite of the library" wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andreaja69

If you leave it 'of' it will be correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KenMarsh0

The hint clearly gave "opposite" as the preferred option - so I changed to that and it was rejected!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andreaja69

'Opposite' is an accepted translation, so maybe you had something else wrong.

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