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"Hotellet ligger vid kusten."

Translation:The hotel is on the coast.

November 20, 2014

16 Comments


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

I need some help clarifying vid, i, and på.


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

Don't take my word for it as I'm learning Swedish too, but from what I've learnt:

vid is 'by' as in 'near'. It can also be 'on' as in situated on, such as on the coast (vid kusten), on the avenue (vid allén).

i is 'in', either in the physical sense of being in(side) something or during.

Jag är i en bil - I am in a car

Jag är i mitt hus - I am in my house

Jag bor i centrum - I live in the centre

I april, lärde jag mig Svenska - In April, I learnt Swedish

Det finns en fågel i trädet - There is a bird in the tree

på almost always means 'on' and generally follows the English grammar for on too.

Jag är på ett tåg - I am on a train

Jag går på en gata - I am walking on a street

Jag är på väg! - I'm on my way!


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

"The hotel is near the coast" was marked wrong, am I reaching a little bit? Is "vid kusten" only really used to specify "on the coast", and if so, how would one say "near the coast"? Tack!


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

"Hotellet ligger nära kusten" = near


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmmons9

Hotellet är vid kusten" is also correct?


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

It is, but it's very idiomatic to use "ligger" here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimHurst1

Could "The hotel is near the coast" work instead?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sotnosen93

To quote JoakimEk: "Hotellet ligger nära kusten" = near


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaBa07

Why not "at the coast"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joshua118516

I said "right on" is that wrong


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

You’re emphasising something that isn’t in the Swedish sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JavadMousa3

Why should ....is laying....be wrong?hjälp


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

It’s not correct English. Sounds like the hotel is laying eggs!

Is on the coast or maybe lies on the coast or sits on the coast.


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

Why is this answer incorrect?: "The hotel is next to the coast."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will709432

I wrote the hotel lies beside the coast. Why is this wrong?

Edit.. Just tried the hotel lies by the coast, and that worked.

So beside would be, bredvid kusten?

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