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BobRitter December 01, 2020 07:50 AM

Around the corner
 
My car is parked around the corner.

Mi coche está aparcado en la esquina. (Según a LearnWithOliver.com)

Mi coche está aparcado a la vuelta de la esquina. (Los traductores de máquinas)

Mi coche está aparcado alrededor de la esquina. (Literales pero creo que equivocado)

Rusty December 01, 2020 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by BobRitter (Post 180250)
Mi coche está aparcado en la esquina. (Según dice a LearnWithOliver.com)

Mi coche está aparcado a la vuelta de la esquina. (Traductores de máquinas)

Mi coche está aparcado alrededor de la esquina. (Literales pero creo que equivocado)

First off, two of the words used are mostly isolated to Spain.
Instead of coche, use carro. (In Argentina, use auto.)
Instead of aparcado, use estacionado.

You can use 'en la esquina' or 'por la esquina'. The first places your car on, at, or near the corner, while the latter could indicate 'just beyond the corner.'

You can use 'a la vuelta de la esquina' or 'alrededor de la esquina.' Either phrase places your car beyond or past the corner. Another is 'tras la esquina.'
If the person you're talking to is driving their own vehicle, you could say 'doblando la esquina.'

That's how I've compartmentalized these phrases in my mind. Perhaps a native speaker would like to chime in.

There are most likely other ways to say 'around the corner.'
'Al lado de la esquina' comes to mind.

AngelicaDeAlquezar December 02, 2020 08:00 PM

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"Al rededor de la esquina" doesn't sound great to me. It would mean the car takes both sides of the corner.


For me, "en la esquina" is on the same side of the street where I'm standing, while "a la vuelta de la esquina" implies that you turn at the corner to be on the perpendicular street. Like this drawing:

BobRitter December 08, 2020 08:35 AM

Como siempre gracias Rusty y Angelica.


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