"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/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?

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SiobanSnyd

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

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Richard7281

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

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mng22

agreed. Reported May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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 .

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/letsgocommies

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

August 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jhwjr

Reported 9 September 2018.

September 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/D9PyKDFm

Still not accepted January 9

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mija438073

Still not accepted September 17

September 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine956758

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

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/John54715

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

August 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/La_Mariette

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

October 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/La_Mariette

Anyone?

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/La_Mariette

cough

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenestcomp

Agreed--towards should be allowed.

September 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EileenMcAl2

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

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Don609987

Not accepted as of 1/5/19

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ronaldsant65791

toward seems parfait

January 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Katherine188358

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

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Possum16

towards the square seems more correct. Still not corrected.

October 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mmsaras

towards still not accepted 1/1/2019

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mmsaras

towards still not accepted 1/1/2019

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dippy745670

Still not accepted jan 2019

January 20, 2019
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