What is a backyard? Many Chinese people have never seen one. In the US, however, the backyard is an important part of most homes. When an American buys a house, he or she is also buying the small space (空间) of land around it. Sometimes there’s a space in front, called a front yard, or a space in back, called a backyard. Whichever it is, owning a yard is a sign (标志) to many Americans that they are living a good life.