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"Hotellet ligger vid kusten."

Translation:The hotel is on the coast.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/halstonk

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RainbowCoder

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!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kepze
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"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!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoakimEk
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"Hotellet ligger nära kusten" = near

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jmmons9

Hotellet är vid kusten" is also correct?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina
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It is, but it's very idiomatic to use "ligger" here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TimHurst1

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChloKokx

Kusthotellet!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua118516

I said "right on" is that wrong

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kiteo

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

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JavadMousa3

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

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

2 months ago