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The preposition past 'I walk past the bank every day on my way to school'?


stelingo 5 | 14  
14 Jul 2009 /  #1
How do you say in Polish past as in 'I walk past the bank every day on my way to school'?
krysia 23 | 3,058  
14 Jul 2009 /  #2
przechodzę koło banku codziennie w drodze do szkoły
OP stelingo 5 | 14  
15 Jul 2009 /  #3
Dziękuję.
jump_bunny 5 | 237  
17 Jul 2009 /  #4
koło

which also means "near" or "next to".
michaltk  
17 Jul 2009 /  #5
koło

I'd rather say 'obok' instead.
bunia 1 | 134  
17 Jul 2009 /  #6
Kolo is more common in use.
HAL9009 2 | 304  
18 Jul 2009 /  #7
I'd understand "obok" to mean opposite.
asdf  
18 Jul 2009 /  #8
no. in that case, "obok" and "koło" have the same meaning.

Przeszedłem koło szkoły = Przeszedłem obok szkoły

The word "opposite" would be "naprzeciw" or "naprzeciwko" (or others)
Moonlighting 31 | 233  
18 Jul 2009 /  #9
Kolo is more common in use.

By the way, what is the difference between koło and około ? Thanks.
jump_bunny 5 | 237  
18 Jul 2009 /  #10
There's no difference in this context but "koło" can also mean a "wheel".
Kamil_pl - | 59  
18 Jul 2009 /  #11
Thre is a difference. You can't use około in the sentence from the first post.
osoboskoto  
29 Jul 2009 /  #12
czy też możliwe jest używanie "chodzę wzdłuż banku" ?
Ziemowit 12 | 3,679  
29 Jul 2009 /  #13
"Wzdłuż" is an adverb telling that the dimension of an object is taken along its longest axis; here, for example, is the definition of "długi = mający znaczny wymiar wzdłuż" in the PWN dictionary. "Chodzę wzdłuż banku" would be rather awkward though not impossible; in fact if someone wants to tell that he is walking the pavement along the façade of a bank, I can't think of another expression. "Chodzić wzdłuż jakiejś linii" will be perfect, so per analogiam to this people would say "chodzę wzdłuż banku", although the expression should be replaced by something else in writing.

Could you please tell how you would say "chodzę wzdłuż banku" in English?

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