a few streets down - over a few streets

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Onion Patch, May 2, 2012.

  1. Onion Patch

    Onion Patch Senior Member

    United States - KY
    English (US)
    How do you translate "a few streets down" to Spanish? The idea is very similar to saying "over a few streets" as most people don't actually have a clue which direction they are actually pointing to when they are using their finger to give directions.

    For example, if I am in town and someone asks me where the bank is, I might say "it is over a few streets by the dry cleaners" or "it's a few streets down".

    I know the forum prefers that we make attempts to translate but I really don't have a clue on this one. :eek:

  2. Agró

    Agró Senior Member

    Alta Navarra
    Está a unas cuantas calles de la tintorería.
    Está unas cuantas calles más allá.
  3. albertovidal

    albertovidal Senior Member

    Spanish, Argentina
    In Argentina we say "a unas pocas cuadras de aquí" (cuadra = calle)
  4. PavelR Senior Member

    Spanish - Colombian
    I use these:
    - Está a unas pocas calles en esa dirección (as you point) por la lavandería.
    - Está unas cuantas calles hacia allá (while pointing).
    - Queda bajando/subiendo unas cuantas calles.
  5. Onion Patch

    Onion Patch Senior Member

    United States - KY
    English (US)
    Great examples. Thanks everyone!

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