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“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 24 votes

Why does Wikipedia list an improper pronunciation of Esperanto?

The very first line of English Wikipedia's entry on Esperanto proudly informs us that the name of the language is pronounced /ˌɛspəˈræntoʊ/ (and reinforces that using two common notations and an "...

asked by La Vo-o 4 votes
answered by Joffysloffy 11 votes

What is the difference between "al la domo" and "en la domon"?

Both express an idea of movement (the first one with the preposition al, and the second with the -n for direction.) Do they mean the same thing, and is it always the case?

prepositions accusative  
asked by Vanege 14 votes
answered by Raizin 24 votes

Is there a list of recommended reading for beginners?

When someone starts learning a language, there are some novels that really should be required reading (if we're going that route of learning). Esperanto has a lot of literature. Is there a list of ...

learning literature  
asked by Charlotte SL 12 votes
answered by Lumo5 3 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 14 votes
answered by Lynn 16 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

Are “la malplej juna” and “la plej maljuna” entirely interchangeable?

Are la malplej juna and la plej maljuna entirely interchangeable? If so, which one is the most common?

asked by A. Silén 18 votes
answered by Lumo5 8 votes
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