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"La population a marché vers la grande place."

Translation:The population walked to the large square.

April 11, 2018

24 Comments


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

I translated "towards" the square rather than "to" the square, but this was apparently incorrect. Wouldn't "to the square" be "à la place"? How would you say "towards the square", then?


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

I agree. I think "toward the large square" should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Richard7281

Yes, I agree. The first definition of 'vers' on Reverso is toward(s) and they never give the definition as 'to'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mng22

agreed. Reported May 27, 2018


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

I think , they just haven't added towards as an alternative translation here yet. I've seen vers translated as towards in other sentences. And Collins dictionary seems to agree with that: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french/toward .


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

"To" and "towards," in this context, would both be "vers," but DL has accepted "towards" in all previous sentences where "vers" was used.


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

Reported 9 September 2018.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D9PyKDFm

Still not accepted January 9


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mija438073

Still not accepted September 17


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine956758

I have the same question. Why is vers translated as towards in some contexts but only as to here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John54715

Sounds weird in English for a "population" to be walking.


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

Exactly. What is it supposed to mean? A large crowd?


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

Agreed--towards should be allowed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EileenMcAl2

I also agree that 'towards' should be accepted - can anyone explain why it is not correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Don609987

Not accepted as of 1/5/19


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KateMcCabe4

The inconsistencies are most annoying. Vers in all other lessons was toward or towards. Now it is not accepted. I have never seen vers to express to.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ronaldsant65791

toward seems parfait


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katherine188358

"towards" still not accepted as of 8 October 2018.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Possum16

towards the square seems more correct. Still not corrected.


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

towards still not accepted 1/1/2019


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

towards still not accepted 1/1/2019


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dippy745670

Still not accepted jan 2019

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