Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Is There A Newspaper Stand Around Here?

Introduction


This post is about giving information about facilities in the vicinity, and more specifically about the availability of a newspaper stand nearby.





SCENARIO


Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or a work colleague. The other person is looking for a newspaper stand. He/ she doesn't know the locality, but believes that you do and says to you something like: "is there a newspaper stand around here?"

In Spanish, the other person could choose to say:
¿Hay un quiosco de prensa por aquí?


OUR TIP
The question is an invitation for you to say whether or not there is a newspaper stand in the vicinity. A yes/no answer may be strictly sufficient. However, with little effort, your answer could be a lot more informative.

Here are some examples of how you could reply:
  • Sí, hay un quiosco cerca de aquí (yes, there is a newspaper stand near here)
  • Sí, hay un quiosco bastante cerca (yes, there is a newspaper stand quite near)
  • Sí, hay un quiosco muy cerca (yes, there is a newspaper stand very near)
  • Sí, hay un quiosco a la vuelta de la esquina (yes, there is a newspaper stand around the corner)
  • Sí, hay un quiosco al otro lado de la calle (yes, there is a newspaper stand on the other side of the street/ road)
  • Sí, hay varios quioscos bastante cerca (yes, there are several newspaper stands quite near)
  • No, por aquí no hay ningún quiosco (no, there aren't any newspaper stand around here)
  • No, por aquí no hay quioscos (no, there are no newspaper stands around here)

Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Hay un quiosco de prensa por aquí?

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