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Expressing vague rates

Normally, "po" is used to express frequency or rates. For example, "Mi manĝas po unu durianon ĉiutage" (or "Mi manĝas ĉiutage po unu durianon"). But then what if the "rate" is not very specific? For ...

asked by Mona the Monad 2 votes
answered by das-g 3 votes

How to translate "front matter"?

Many books consist (on the inside, so apart from their cover) of three parts (cf. Wikipedia): The "front matter" a.k.a. "prelims", consisting of title page and if applicable, dedication(s), table of ...

single-word-requests literature printing  
asked by das-g 1 vote
answered by Joop Eggen 0 votes

Translation of "side dish"

I want to translate this sentence to Esperanto: You make rice and a side-dish. How can "side dish" be translated? Vi pretigas rizon kaj ???.

asked by dusan 1 vote
answered by Vincent Oostelbos 2 votes

"da", "el", or nothing?

Suppose I want to say something like "all/each/some/many of something". Which preposition should be used to represent the "of" here? "Da", "el", or nothing? Secondly, what preceding preposition should ...

prepositions correlatives  
asked by Mona the Monad 1 vote
answered by Joffysloffy 2 votes

How to translate "bug tracker" or "issue tracker"?

In modern software development, it's customary and considered a best practice to keep track of open tasks and/or known bugs. This is usually done with specialized software: a bug tracker (a.k.a. bug ...

single-word-requests information-technology  
asked by das-g 1 vote
answered by Eduardo Trápani 1 vote

Relativity of verbs in subordinate clauses

Verbs in subordinate clauses are "conjugated" relatively to the parent clause. "Li pensis (past) ke si ludas (present, relative to parent clause) bonan muzikon" But then what if there are nested ...

verbs subordinate-clauses  
asked by Mona the Monad 1 vote
answered by Juha Metsäkallas 0 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What to use in place of "oops" in Esperanto?

In English Oops! is an interjection used to signal that one has (usually to one's own surprise) done something wrong, or that something one was doing didn't succeed as intended. In German Ups! ...

single-word-requests interjections  
asked by das-g 9 votes
answered by Joffysloffy 9 votes

Why do so many prejudices and misinformation exist about Esperanto?

I often heard so many misbeliefs about Esperanto, from people who know absolutely nothing about the language. Sadly, those who spread those rumors are often well educated people. The common mistakes ...

asked by Aviadisto 17 votes
answered by Chives 19 votes

“I am sleepy” in Esperanto

What is the correct way to say “i am sleepy” in esperanto? Google translate insists - erroneously - on “Mi dormas” (I am sleeping / I sleep), but that’s not what i’m looking for. A person that is ...

asked by gerbnl 8 votes
answered by Greg Hewgill 22 votes

How many Esperanto speakers exist?

Do we have a reasonable estimate for the number of Esperanto speakers in the world?

asked by Aviadisto 12 votes
answered by Marcos Cramer 14 votes

Best place to travel if you wanna speak Esperanto?

I'm kind of learning this language on Duolingo, and I am wondering if this language is useful.

asked by user788 13 votes
answered by Charlotte SL 11 votes

How many people speak Esperanto compared to other planned languages?

I've heard a few times in the media that there are more Klingon speakers than Esperanto speakers, but I can't believe this is true. So, how does the number of Esperanto speakers compare with say ...

esperanto-speakers constructed-languages  
asked by Chuck Smith 12 votes
answered by Charlotte SL 11 votes

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
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