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    Downtown

    Dear Sir,

    What's the mean of "Downtown"?

    How will I use this in my language?

    Thanks

    Nasharma


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    Re: Downtown

    Quote Originally Posted by nasharma View Post
    Dear Sir,

    What's the mean of "Downtown"?

    How will I use this in my language?

    Thanks

    Nasharma
    "When you're alone and life is making you lonely,
    You can always go - downtown..."


    When you live near a city, the 'downtown' (or sometimes 'uptown') is the centre of that city, where all the bars, clubs, and shops are usually situated.

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    Re: Downtown

    Quote Originally Posted by nasharma View Post
    Dear Sir,

    What's the mean of "Downtown"?

    How will I use this in my language?

    Thanks

    Nasharma
    The meaning of the word "downtown" varies with the area. In Chicago, "downtown means the central commercial area, as Coffa indicated. One goes downtown no matter which direction one is traveling to get there. In Manhattan, New York, "downtown" means south or towards Brooklyn or Staten Island. "Uptown" means north or towards Queens or the Bronx. "Crosstown" means east or west.

    In addition "downtown" can mean shabby and economically deprived, and "uptown" can mean just the opposite. This is interesting because one of the most depressed areas in Manhattan (Harlem) is north and one of the most expensive areas (Greenwich Village) is south. Go figure.

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