Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Is There A Park Around Here?


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


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

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

The question is an invitation for you to say whether or not there is a park 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 parque cerca de aquí (yes, there is a park near here)
  • Sí, hay un parque bastante cerca (yes, there is a park quite near)
  • Sí, hay un parque muy cerca (yes, there is a park very near)
  • Sí, hay un parque a la vuelta de la esquina (yes, there is a park around the corner)
  • Sí, hay un parque al otro lado de la calle (yes, there is a park on the other side of the street/ road)
  • Sí, hay varios parques bastante cerca (yes, there are several park quite near)
  • No, por aquí no hay ningún parque (no, there aren't any parks around here)
  • No, por aquí no hay parques (no, there are no parks around here)

Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Hay un parque por aquí?

Spanish lessons online
Skype/ Google+ Hangout/ Facetime
Great lessons

Free Spanish:
Follow us on:
Twitter: @LoveSpanish_com
© Copyright 2013 by Jose M González. All Rights Reserved.

Post a Comment