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рядом: nearby, close together. Unlike the other two, can be used without subject. "Это рядом.": "It's nearby."; Can be used with multiple subjects: "Дом и дорога находятся рядом.": "The house and the road are close together.". около: near, around. Unlike the other two, can be used with non-location subjects. E.g. "...


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It's not clear-cut, but I can give you an example of the nuances: "Hey, I'm done, where can I pick you up?" “рядом” with Taganskaya station - Near Taganskaya station. “около” Taganskaya station - In the vicinity of Taganskaya station. “возле” Taganskaya station - Next to Taganskaya station.


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To start here is a list of English words that are close enough to the respective Russian words that you can use as a hint рядом — next to возле — near or close около — around Semantic differences Рядом suggests some sequence or row of objects where one is positioned next to another. Consider booking seats in a theater: место рядом с вами would assume the ...


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"Возле" and "около" are indeed quite interchangeable (thanks @shabunc) when we are talking about location. Small nuance is that "около" implies more vague and potentially more distant location than “возле”. For “возле”, both objects need to be visualized together, while for "около" they do not. For example "около ...


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"Возле" and "около" are quite interchangeable, with the only difference that "около" has additional meaning of designating approximate values, like in "около шести утра" (you can not say "возле шести утра"). "Рядом" is, indeed, also very close in meaning to "возле" and "около" ...


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