Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Outskirts"

The meaning of "Outskirts" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa on the outskirts?
A: 町の外の意味です。例えば千葉県は東京の郊外(outskirts)にあります。
Q: O que significa outskirts?
A: It's the area that is near or just outside the borders of a town or city. When you describe something as being in the outskirts of town, it sounds like it's far away from the main population.
Q: O que significa to be on the outskirts of something?
A: To be on the "outskirts" means to be on the fringes of something. It is often used to describe the outer parts of a city or town, which is sometimes less populated than the main part of the city.

Examples:

"My house is on the outskirts of town, so I will probably be late to the party downtown."

"Our car broke down on the outskirts of the city, so we had to wait more than an hour for help."



Q: O que significa he was conveniently found unconscious on the outskirts of the airport
What does ‘conveniently’ mean in this case? ?
A: When something is convenient it typically means that you don't have to go out of you way to deal with it. It is easy and accessible. In this case, they didn't have to look too hard to find him and they didn't have to work hard to move him from that location. If he was unconscious after falling off a cliff at the top of a mountain, that would be inconvenient.
Q: O que significa outskirts?
A: the edge of something
for example,
The outskirts of Australia

Example sentences using "Outskirts"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com outskirts, suburbs, estate,edge.
A: On the outskirts of town there was a run down barn and a corn field.
The suburbs were filled with white picket fences and identical houses.
The edge of the lake was nestled on the outskirts of the property next to the neighbors house.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com outskirts.
A: In the outskirts of Los Angeles live very wealthy people.

Synonyms of "Outskirts" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre outskirts e suburb ?
A: not much difference, but we don't say "outskirts" much.
(for example, my son is 21 and he has probably never heard that word).

Q: Qual é a diferença entre outskirts e suburb ?
A: "Outskirts" means along the outside or edge of something/somewhere. "Suburbs" is a kind of area where people live. For example, someone can live in the city or in the suburbs. Suburbs usually is an area near a city. "Sub" = under. "urbs" = short for "urban"
Q: Qual é a diferença entre outskirts e suburb ?
A: In Australian usage, "the outskirts" is the edges of the city, while "the suburbs" is everything that's not the Central Business District. The outskirts is just a part of the suburbs.

Usages may be different in other countries, though.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre outskirts e suburb ?
A: Suburb -- A town of its own that is next to a larger, more 'important' city.
Outskirts -- The edges of a town or city. Suburbs can be considered to be 'on the outskirts' of a city, but 'outskirts' can also mean the far-away sections of the main area.

Ex.
"I live in the suburb of Mills End, on the outskirts of Harrisburg."
"I live on the outskirts of Jamestown."

Note: Some people might say 'in' where I have said 'on'. Even native speakers don't always agree on prepositions!

Other questions about "Outskirts"

Q: I think, if you live on the outskirts of a city, you can save money for rent, breathe clean air, and get easy access to nature. However, if you live downtown, you can save money on transportation, and time for the commute, and you can also return home on foot when you’re drunk. soa natural?
A: × I think, if you live on the outskirts of a city, you can save money for rent, breathe clean air, and get easy access to nature.
✓ I think if you live on the outskirts of a city you can save money for rent, breathe clean air and get easy access to nature.

× However, if you live downtown, you can save money on transportation, and time for the commute, and you can also return home on foot when you’re drunk.
✓ However, if you live downtown you can save money on transportation, time for the commute and you can also return home on foot when you’re drunk.

There's too many commas and ands. It sounds much better when you only use "and" at the end of a paragraph and not after a comma(,).
Q: What does "outskirts of femininity" mean in the following context. ( "She" is a transwoman)

She had defied both convention and biology to reflect the truth of who she really was. I had stumbled around the outskirts of femininity in a play for love and attention, trying to find a dress that fit.
A: Literally, 'outskirts' means 'the outer parts of a town or city.'

You can use this word for an abstract term (like femininity), to refer to something unconventional.

Here, it refers to playing with what it means to be a woman, and presenting in a way that is not 'mainstream feminine.'
Q: I want to say that I live in the outskirts of Tokyo, and it takes two hours from Tokyo by car.
Are there some simple ways to say that in a single sentence.

Thank you.
A: "I live *on* the outskirts of Tokyo, two-hours *away* by car."
"I live *on* the outskirts of Tokyo, a two-hour *drive* "
"I live two-hours [*out of* / *from*] Tokyo by car."
Q: I didn't know she lived on the outskirts of my city. soa natural?
A: I would say "she lived in the outskirts of my city" because you would live in a city, not on a city.

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