2 questions on Mediterranean climate

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2 questions on Mediterranean climate

Hi, I have a couple of questions on this exercise:

1) The average temperature was 16 degrees

Kwizbot     La temperatura media fue de 16 grados
You   La temperatura media fue de 16 grados.

You could also say: La temperatura media era de 16 grados 

Hi, I don’t understand how either “fue” and “era” can be used here.

Can you please explain.  Thank you. Nicole

Also would my sentence be acceptable? If not, why not?

2) and it was very nice to stroll down the street.

Kwizbot           y fue muy agradable pasear por la calle.
You                  y fue muy agradable ir de paseo a través la calle.

Is my answer acceptable? and if not, why not?

Thank you.

Nicole

Asked 11 months ago
MikhailB1Kwiziq community member

Wording "ir de paseo a través la calle" - obviously can be understood especially in context, but does not sound natural/right. Prepositional phrase can be rather "a través de", because simple "a través" do exist too but has meaning of direction in which you are moving ("En dirección transversal"). You should think of "pasear por" as fixed phrase which translates into stroll/walk in some place/through some place, and used to talk about walking for pleasure, while "a través de" more conveys an idea of crossing some area from one side to another rather than strolling/walking through it for pleasure (it that helps think of "navegar por el oceano" y "travesar el oceano" - meaning is quite different). So if you want to stick with "paseo" again your preposition should still be "por" and verb which is used with paseo in the sense you need is "dar un paseo", so it should be "DAR un paseo POR la calle". As paseo already contains idea of ir in a way, it is redundant to say "ir de paseo" and "dar un paseo" what is normally used (compare with something like "to have/take a stroll" which I guess sounds better than "go/walk for a stroll").

2 questions on Mediterranean climate

Hi, I have a couple of questions on this exercise:

1) The average temperature was 16 degrees

Kwizbot     La temperatura media fue de 16 grados
You   La temperatura media fue de 16 grados.

You could also say: La temperatura media era de 16 grados 

Hi, I don’t understand how either “fue” and “era” can be used here.

Can you please explain.  Thank you. Nicole

Also would my sentence be acceptable? If not, why not?

2) and it was very nice to stroll down the street.

Kwizbot           y fue muy agradable pasear por la calle.
You                  y fue muy agradable ir de paseo a través la calle.

Is my answer acceptable? and if not, why not?

Thank you.

Nicole

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