Suburbs, countryside, (country meaning like a village), outskirts Hi. Could you please tell me what is the difference between these words?
Nov 14, 2019 11:43 AM
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At least as used in California: Suburbs — an area on the outskirts of a city, or small town/city that is close to a larger city, that mostly consists of housing and businesses that serve the local residents. The suburban area won’t have major centers of employment or high-rise buildings, usually. People often live in the suburban area — because houses are bigger, schools are better, the area is prettier, etc. — then commute into “the city” to work. If you have high rise buildings, noisy streets, and nowhere to park — you are probably in “the city.” If you have the opposite, you are probably in “the ‘burbs.” Countryside — this is an area farther away from any urban center. There are few houses and a lot of open, undeveloped land. There may be farms, or maybe just empty land. But houses will be far apart. Outskirts — an area on the edge of a city or town. For example, when driving into a city from the countryside, the first part of the city that you reach is not the downtown, city-center. It’s the outskirts. It probably is less crowded than the center.
November 14, 2019
Suburbs are smaller rural neighborhoods within a city. Countryside usually means somewhere far from a city with a lot of trees and nature. Outskirts usually means a place on the outside edge of somewhere.
November 14, 2019
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