But not "There is a pond in the courtyard"?
I had the same question.
"It's a see-ment pond." (Duo also accepts "The pool" for Piscina.)
Timor mortis conturbat me.
Why isn't "street" accepted for platea? Am I missing something?
it's accepted now
“There is a pond in the street” still isn’t (I’ve reported it). Perfectly natural comment on the state of roadworks sometimes.