is voisinage wrong for neighbourhood

john

Kwiziq community member

26 January 2019

3 replies

is voisinage wrong for neighbourhood

This question relates to:
French writing exercise "My neighbourhood"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

4 February 2019

4/02/19

Hi John,

It wouldn't do in this context...

Le quartier is where you live, the streets, the buildings, what is there etc...

To me voisinage is more about people, what your neighbours are like...

john

Kwiziq community member

4 February 2019

4/02/19

Cecile

doesn't voisinage directly translate to neighbourhood.....are they not interchangeable.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

5 February 2019

5/02/19

I would say not John, particularly in this context -

On habite dans un quartier ( dans une ville ), dans un village    et on parle du voisinage as per explanation above ....

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