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Is it correct to translate English noun adjuncts into adjectives?

This is related to a question about English noun sequences. The reason I'm asking is because of an apparent inconsistency in which constructions such as peanut butter, climate change or world war are ...

translation word-usage adjectives nouns  
asked by Arakido-Butero 9 votes
answered by das-g 12 votes

What is "smartphone" in Esperanto?

In my native language, smartphone is a loanword. In Esperanto, I'd expect a kunmetaĵo. So far, I haven't seen any standard, and this surprises me. I've considered saĝtelefono, ruztelefono and ...

single-word-requests  
asked by Antonia Montaro 15 votes
answered by miĥaŭ 7 votes

How is the Ĥ letter pronounced?

The way people explain the pronunciation of the Ĥ letter is rather confusing. The sources I've seen explained it in two very different ways: 1) Like the German CH (like in Sternchen), which is in the ...

pronunciation diacritics  
asked by Spooikypok_Dev 5 votes
answered by Tomaso Alexander 3 votes

What is "OK" in Esperanto?

I say "okay" quite often, both when speaking English and my native language, which is Swedish. Here are some examples of how I use it: To describe something, replacing words like fine, good enough, ...

translation  
asked by Antonia Montaro 25 votes
answered by Clayton Ramsey 29 votes

Does Esperanto use the abbreviations "i.e." and "e.g."?

Since both i.e. and e.g. both come from the Latin id est and exempli gratia, respectively, does Esperanto use the same abbreviations? If not, then what are the Esperanto abbreviations?

translation  
asked by Chris McDowell 15 votes
answered by Neil Roberts 29 votes

When should I use the pronoun "ri"?

I really like having a gender-neutral pronoun, but I know that not everyone agrees on the usage. Now I use it for people that have explicitly asked to have "ri" used for them. I also use it when I ...

word-usage  
asked by Charlotte SL 6 votes
answered by Robin van der Vliet 6 votes

What is the difference between "per", "por", "pri" and "pro"?

What is the difference between per, por, pri, and pro? All these words look and feel sort of similar to me. What are the possible uses for each of them? How do I decide which to use?

prepositions word-meaning  
asked by Lynn 10 votes
answered by Lynn 14 votes
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