Friday, 9 August 2013

Is The Stadium Far Away?

Introduction


This post deals with indicating how near/ far the stadium is in Spanish, and the distance from where you are to the stadium.





SCENARIO



Imagine you are with a relative, a friend, a work colleague or even a complete stranger who is looking for the stadium and asks you: "is the stadium far away?"

In Spanish, the other person could choose to say:
¿Queda lejos el estadio?



OUR TIP

The question is an invitation for you to say how far away the stadium is. 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:
  • El estadio queda lejos (the stadium is far away)
  • El estadio queda bastante lejos (the stadium is quite far away)
  • El estadio queda muy lejos (the stadium is very far away)
  • El estadio queda cerca (the stadium is near)
  • El estadio queda bastante cerca (the stadium is quite near)
  • El estadio queda muy cerca (the stadium is very near)
  • El estadio queda a la vuelta de la esquina (the stadium is around the corner)
  • El estadio queda al final de la calle (the stadium is at the end of the street/ road)
  • El estadio queda a dos manzanas (the stadium is two blocks away)
  • El estadio queda a dos cuadras (the stadium is two blocks away)
  • El estadio queda a cinco minutos a pie (the stadium is five minutes away on foot)
  • El estadio queda en el centro (the stadium is in the town centre/ downtown)
  • El estadio no queda lejos (the stadium is not far away)
  • El estadio queda a doscientos metros* (the stadium is 200 meters away)
  • El estadio queda a trescientos metros* (the stadium is 300 meters away)

Now you should practise answering the question:

¿Queda lejos el estadio?

*See some commonly used length in Spanish below

*Spanish Lengths

Some expressions of length/ distance commonly used in Spanish are shown below:

Metros
Kilómetros
cien metros
100m

doscientos metros
200m

trescientos metros
300m

cuatrocientos metros
400m

quinientos metros
500m
1/2km
seiscientos metros
600m

setecientos metros
700m

ochocientos metros
800m

novecientos metros
900m

mil metros/
un kilómetro
1000m
1km


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