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A road: 道路,马路 or 路? How do you call a road in Chinese? What is the difference between 道路,马路 and 路? Thank you!
Nov 20, 2016 2:29 AM
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I will say 马路 or 路 are more often used in oral Chinese. 路 can be any road or street, 马路 usually means road for vehicle. 道路 is more official and used more as written language. Examples: 路:路上有没有吃的地方?(Any place for food near the road/street?) 马路:看,马路上有一条狗。(Look! There is a dog on the (vehicle)road.) 道路:这条道路是1998年建造的。(This road was built in 1998.) I hope it helps!
November 20, 2016
马路- Commonly used on roads for driving. 道路- Formal/Written, seldom conversational Above are all subsets of 路, which could mean roads, paths, streets, tracks etc
November 20, 2016
道路,马路,路。that's ok.
November 20, 2016
All of them are correct. We usually use 路 or 道路 more, but in the past 马路 is more to used I guess so , you can imagine this in the past people leave their home to a big market, of course there are no cars so people are taking their bicycles to market , NO no no in the deep past deeper past, so people go to market by ride their horses, and the road is not made by concrete. Now I think you know why we called it 马路 In my opinion it's not good to pursue the details like what different between 路 and 道路 and what different between 手臂and 胳膊 specially for a biginner for example if I ask you what different between A: I got to go B: I had to go C: I've got go if you ask "you often use 马路 or 路 ?they have much different? or just actually no much different?" Wow it's easy to answer.
November 20, 2016
same one
November 20, 2016
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