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"¿La ciudad está cerca?"

Translation:Is the city close?

June 5, 2018



I think that Duolingo has lost it's mind. Cerca: I type "near by", it tells me the answer is "close". If I use "close", then it tells me the answer is "around here"...I can't get it right!

June 5, 2018


Exactly. Well they got this one wrong. It should definitely have been "nearby".

July 12, 2018


I agree that "near by" should be accepted. Or, at least, "close by" should be accepted.

August 3, 2018


"Close by" is accepted by DL.

August 8, 2018


Is the city nearby? Really? To me, that's not correct English. When you're travelling to, say, Zootopia from Bunnyburrow, you'd ask a co-passenger, "Is the city close?"

August 1, 2018


Not if you're English

September 2, 2018


Nearby (one word) is accepted

September 4, 2018


"Is the city nearby" accepted 8/11/18

August 11, 2018


EXACTLY! This is nuts.

December 25, 2018


I got this as a "click the microphone and say this" sentence. I listened first and was surprised to hear the second two words at a much higher pitch than the first two words--almost as if the sentence was split and spoken by two different people. Unexpected entertainment!

October 26, 2018


Disregard my last comment as i misread the statement

July 15, 2018


No worries.

July 15, 2018


Can we say "¿está cerca la ciudad?"

December 7, 2018


I think so, but I don't know if Duo agrees.

December 7, 2018


Everyone understands you if you say that. it doesn't matter what the owl says

April 27, 2019


It's a bit strange, because you hear closed instead of close, it's better to write nearby

December 9, 2018


The man on "type what you hear" read on the slow speed, ce-ri-ca, three clear syllables, at least to me. Since there are only two vowels I assume there should be only two syllables, cer-ca. However, in Spanish the r's are trilled. Does that trilling separate into a sort of third syllable, ce-rr-ca, or should it be pronounced cerr-ca. A native speaker might be helpful here.

January 16, 2019


I'm not a native speaker, but I have a good accent and good ear. I don't have the link to that "type what you hear", so I can't hear it for myself. However, "cerca" is indeed only two syllables. I guess there is some "length" to the "r", but it is not a separate syllable.

I went to "words" to listen to it there (normal speed only). It does not sound like "ce-ri-ca" there. Here's that link: https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary/Spanish/cerca-Adverb/f1518c38bc13972c753d8bc85f49e993

January 19, 2019


Close is near enough dear DUO

April 23, 2019


I typed ‘is the city nearby’ and it was marked wrong!! Now make your mind up DL when I type close you say another correct answer is nearby. Surely they both mean the same. Consistency would be good

July 22, 2019


Ma come fa una citta' ad essere chiusa? Siamo in guerra? Siamo assediati?

October 9, 2019


You are probably joking here, but in case you are not: "close" = near = cerca in Spanish = vicina in Italian, and "closed" = cerrada in Spanish and chiusa in Italian. Buona giornata!

October 9, 2019


I typed the city is near here. Why was it marked wrong?

July 15, 2018


Near here would be "cerca de aquí" instead.

August 13, 2018


I wouldn't ever ask this question because it is closed and only elicits 'yes' or 'no' as an answer. What id like to ask is 'how far (away) is the city?'. How would i ask that?

September 28, 2018


Answer: No, nonno, It's in the middle of LONDON!

June 18, 2018
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