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07:15 Mar 7, 2007
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English term or phrase: Ekikita Koen
Hi, I am looking for a way to translate a park in Japan called (駅北公園 (Ekikita Koen) into English. This park is likely on the northside of a train/subway station being that: 駅(Eki) means station, 北 (Kita) means north and 公園(Kouen) means park.

Is there a common name for this type of park in English?
Yo Mizuno
Japan
Local time: 16:40
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Summary of answers provided
1 +2North Park Station
Jonathan MacKerron


Discussion entries: 7





  

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52 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +2
ekikita koen
North Park Station


Explanation:
to start with

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-07 08:35:39 GMT)
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"Ekkita Park Station North" is also possible, as the park may have several stations

Jonathan MacKerron
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 40

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Joe L: I applaud your offering Yo help, even though Melzie and Marie Helene sort of chased the poor guy away. /// Melzie, come on! Let's give it a chance!
7 mins
  -> thx

disagree  Melzie: for the above reasons
8 mins
  -> but still, nothing more than your personal opinion

agree  Jack Doughty: Though I also agree with Melzie, there may be circumstances in which a translation of the name is required. And some names are always conventionally translated, e.g. Red Square (not Krasnaya Ploshchad) in Moscow.
13 mins
  -> my thoughts as well

agree  Attila Piróth
1 hr
  -> thx

neutral  Dave Calderhead: if it is the name of teh park not the station - the surely it should be Station North Park or North Station Park?
1 hr
  -> if we only knew more....
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