How would you say "A is close to B" ? As in, "A and B are nearby each other".

Would you use 近く here? If so, how?

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You can use either 「[近]{ちか}い」 or 「近く」, but each requires a different sentence structure. That is because while the former is an adjective and the latter, a noun.

「A + + B + + 近です。」

「A + + B + から + 近です。」

「A + + B + + 近 + + あります。」

The particle choices are very important in these short phrases.

  • I haven't really seen that first option. Didn't know it was possible "に近い"
    – rewolf
    Feb 19, 2015 at 3:44


Lit. "To B, A is close" but more likely to be translated "A is close to B".

  • Any reason for using が? You need a specific reason to use が as a subject-marker. Also, you cannot say ~~に近くです.
    – user4032
    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:32
  • Yeah my grammar was all wrong/typo'd, it's late... Feb 18, 2015 at 7:37

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