Re: It is very close to the beach!
Kwizbot ¡Está muy cerca de la playa!
You !Está muy
cerca a la playa!
could also say: ¡Está muy próximo a la
Would it be correct to say: “cerca a” or does cerca
always require a “de”
Thank you, Nicole
Freeform Writing Exercise A2
Yes, "próximo a" is sometimes used as a synonym of cerca de, meaning near/close [to something]. See examples given to Nicole in this same thread.
cerca is always used with preposition "de", not with "a".
próximo is always used with preposition "a" not with "de".
However, it is important to note, in case you come across this that adjective "cercano/cercana" must be used with preposition "a" not "de".
Some examples so you can see how they work:
Tenemos un apartamento que está cerca de la playa.
We have an apartment that is near the beach.
Tenemos un apartamento que está próximo a la playa.
Tenemos un apartamento cercano a la playa.
We have an apartment [that is] close to the beach.
How about cerca ?
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