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Ĉu "gusti bone" tradukas al "to taste well" aŭ "to taste good"?

Saluton. Duolingo tradukas la frazon "Ŝia kafo gustas bone." al "Her coffee tastes good." Kial oni ne tradukas tion al "Her coffee tastes well."? (Mi memorigas vin, ke la Esperantlingva frazo estas: ...

translation  
asked by Qàtrè 2 votes
answered by Eduardo Trápani 3 votes

Why are there differences between nation names in Esperanto? / Kial estas diferencoj inter nomoj de nacioj en Esperanto?

English: Hello. Why does one translate frenchmen, Italians, Germans and Poles to "Francoj", "Italoj", "Germanoj" and "Poloj"; but translates other nations as Iranians and Americans to "Irananoj" ...

word-formation  
asked by Qàtrè 1 vote
answered by Eduardo Trápani 1 vote

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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

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

How many Esperanto pun words are there?

There are some words I know: kolego (kol-eg-o) as in "-Kial ĝirafo neniam estas sola? -Ĉar ĝi havas kolegon." laŭtema (laŭ-tema aŭ laŭt-em-a) trafike (e-vorto devenas el trafiko aŭ tra-fike) as in ...

culture  
asked by Sonjo 12 votes
answered by miĥaŭ 8 votes

What is the link between billionaire investor George Soros and Esperanto?

I have sometimes heard the name George Soros thrown around as a possible financier of different Esperanto projects. Is this only done as a joke, or does he actually have some involvement with ...

history movado  
asked by Jane D Chen 11 votes
answered by Marcos Cramer 12 votes

Is it possible to say the time in 24 hour?

Is it possible to say the time in 24 hour in Esperanto, like 22:34?

word-usage word-choice phrase-requests  
asked by Keir 7 votes
answered by Neil Roberts 4 votes

Which fonts support Esperanto diacritics?

A lot of the time, even on pleasant-looking, modern websites or images, letters with Esperanto diacritics stand out from the rest due to the font chosen. Which fonts support the ĉapeloj?

typography diacritics  
asked by Sassie 8 votes
answered by Neil Roberts 9 votes

What can I say instead of "zorgi"?

As I understand it, zorgi corresponds to all of these: to care Mi ne zorgas. Ĉu li eĉ zorgas pri ĉi tiaj aferoj? to take care of zorgi pri ĝardeno zorgi pri infano to worry ...

single-word-requests verbs  
asked by Antonia Montaro 10 votes
answered by Vanege 18 votes

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Esperantlingva vorto por "beef jerky"?

Ĉu mi simple uzu "striojn de sekigita bovaĵo" aŭ ekzistas apartan vorton por ĉi tiu frandaĵo? ("Google Translate" neniam malsukcesas amuzi en tiaj situacioj. Laŭ ĝi: "jerky" = "ŝerca" "beef jerky" = ...

single-word-requests phrase-requests  
asked by AJWentworth 1 vote
answered by Eduardo Trápani 0 votes
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