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    How to use вблизи?

    Seems like there is a few ways to use "near" in Russian. How would you use вблизи compared to the other ways? Thanks.

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    Рядом = very close \ close Рядом с домом, у самой стены, был припаркован автомобиль.

    Вблизи = close \ not far away Мы припарковали автомобиль вблизи, за один квартал от дома.

    Около - both sences. Автомобиль остался около дома, перед входом.

    Поблизости - not too far away - автомобиль остался поблизости, через дорогу.

    P.S. Those are not strict rules and may vary...

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    А ещё 'неподалёку', 'недалеко', 'возле', 'подле',...

    danimal, please pay attention that 'около' (and also 'возле', 'подле') is a pure preposition, whereas others can be used both as adverbs and as prepositions. In the latter case they are combined with a specific extra preposition, forming such composites:
    - рядом с
    - поблизости от
    - неподалёку от
    - недалеко от
    Also, I would use 'вблизи' only as adverb, as the Serge's example demonstrates.
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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    Seems like there is a few ways to use "near" in Russian.
    Just like it seems to be in English
    -- nearby, in the vincity, just to name but a few
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    вблизи suggests somewhat longer distance than рядом or около.

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