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How to translate “that doesn’t count”

Is there a nice way to translate “that doesn’t count” to mean something like “that is close but isn’t a valid example”. For example in this phrase: I’ve never read a book. Sometimes I read the TV ...
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Kiel esperante diri “requirement” / “prerequisite” / “dependency” (de komputil-programo)

Sometimes, to use certain software, some other software needs to also be installed, or the computer has to fulfill certain properties. For these kinds of conditions, the terms "requirement" and "...
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Date Format with Formal Correspondence

When writing a formal letter, what is the correct format for the date? Aŭgusto 5, 2019? 5 aŭgusto 2019? 5 Aŭgusto 2019? 2019 aŭgusto 5? 2019 Aŭgusto 5? (when do you capitalize the month's name?)
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korbopilko and korbopilkado

Vortaro.net says that korbopilko is sport, but reta-vortaro.net says that sport is korbopilkado, but korbopilko is a ball, used for this sport. I think the second is clearer variant. Which meaning ...
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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 ...
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Tradukoj por 'Post a post'? [closed]

Tradukante Joomla Esperanten antaŭ kelkaj jaroj, troviĝis pluraj eblecoj, sed ekde tiam Komputeko ŝajne decidis ke 'post' (en) estas "afiŝo". Tio ne estas tute korekte laŭ PIV kiu donas aliajn ...
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Translation of “if that’s the case”

Is there a nice way in Esperanto to translate the English phrase “if that’s the case”. For example: I suspect my neighbour is doing something illegal. If that’s the case I will call the police. I ...
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How to say aloud fractions without the -ono suffix?

I know that you can pronounce a fraction using the -ono suffix. However, in some situations it can be hard to parse; for example 2/10 is pronounced du dekonoj but can be mistaken for dudekonoj, that ...
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La plej bona traduko de la angla “Let's play it by ear”?

Ĉu "Ni ludu ĝin per orelo" havas la saman signifon kiel la angla, ke ni ne planas, anstataŭ decidos dum la afero kion fari?
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What are the chances of getting a Universala Kongreso ticket at the venue?

When I go to https://uea.org/kongresoj and in the "ALIĜADO" box click the "Reta aliĝilo" link, I get to a page saying Pardonpeton! La reta aliĝado por la UK estas finita. Vi povas aliĝi al la ...
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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! (...
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How to say “bang” in Esperanto?

According to vortaro.net, it seems that paf might be the answer but regargind the examples I'm unsure whether there might be some more specific word for the sound of a gunfire. Also, "La adventuro da ...
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Does “invervjuo” cover all meanings of the English word “interview”?

In German, the loanword "Interview" is mostly used for when a reporter, journalist or maker of a documentary interviews someone for the media/medium they're working for. A job interview however is ...
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Kontraŭaj signifoj de 'aperi'

PIV kaj ReVo donas ne nur malsaman sed kontraŭan signifon por la vorto aperi: PIV: aperi 4. Sin montri ia aŭ tia, kia oni efektive estas (male al ŝajni) ReVo: aperi 2. Sin montri ia aŭ tia,...
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Pronoun for “la polico” [duplicate]

If I understand correctly, in English, “the police” is effectively plural and therefore you end up conjugating verbs in the plural and also refer to it using a plural pronoun. For example: The ...
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How do you say “odds” (related to betting) in Esperanto?

ENGLISH What word or phrase would be good to use in Esperanto to express the idea of odds, when betting or gambling? "The odds are 3 to 1", "The odds are 1 in a million", "Current odds: 203 on Hank, ...
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Ĉu DZ estas fonemo?

Mi jam vidis iujn aserti ke la literkombino DZ estas fonemo, sed aliaj diras, ke ne. La argumento por estas ke ĝi ofte prononciĝas kiel afrikato, kiel en "edzo", kiu plej ofte prononĉigas e-dzo ...
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Esperanto word formation ambiguity

Estas skribita tio en PAG: Tio troviĝas precipe ĉe la largsignifaj sufiksoidoj AĴ, IL kaj UM: porkaĵo povas esti viando aŭ maldecaĵo, kovrilo povas rilati indiferente al tiel diversaj aferoj, kiel ...
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Ĉu -io estas sufikso?

Nu, -i- ja estas produkta sufikso en nia lingvo, almenaŭ "eks-sufikso", ekz. oni formas landnomojn, kiel Francio, Germanio, ktp. Sed la sufikso ne estas disigebla: "io" ne signifas lando kaj "ia" ne ...
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How would one say “gracious” with grac- instead of graci-?

If one is gracious by showing social grace, they're gracia. But if one dispenses or exhibits grace, compassion and forgiveness regardless of the recipient's merit, would they be graca, gracema, ...
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How would one say 'passing a buck' in Esperanto?

or equivalently 'shift the responsibility'. Thank you!
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Does 'Bebojn facile timigas per la tondro' sound natural?

The original sentence Babies are easily frightened by thunders. And how does timas and timigas change the meaning of the sentence? Many thanks!
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Esperanto word for a “seed” (for a random number generator)

ENGLISH I am looking for a good, brief translation for a seed in a random number generator. This seed is the input given to such a generator that then determines its output, usually in an ...
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How to translate “telephone” or “Chinese whispers”?

I'm unable to find a name in Esperanto for this game, despite being a very common game in other languages. The phrase I'm translating uses "Stille Post" in German and "téléphone" in French, if that ...
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How to translate “infusion”? (The potentially intravenous kind, not herbal tea.)

How to translate "infusion", i.e. a medical treatment in which liquid substances are delivered through a hollow needle directly into the body. (E.g. interstitial / subcutaneous infusion a.k.a. ...
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How do you say 'fey' in Esperanto?

The title says it all: How do you say 'fey' in Esperanto? This is a common English word: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fey but is not in Benson, Wells, Revo, Vikivortaro. I would like ...
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Words with double letters claimed to be used by Zamenhof but not found in Tekstaro in his texts

So there are two words that PIV claims they were used by Zamenhof: nett/ (for net in "net weight") and ghett/ (ghetto), which doesn't sound like an Esperanto word at all due to the gh beginning. ...
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“By the way, …” How to express relatedness of topics in conversation?

In a conversation, one might want to stress that what one is going to say is related to what has been said (right) before. In English, this can be achieved by starting a sentence with By the way, ....
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Kion signifas “herniulo”?

...nek ĝibulo, nek ftizulo, nek makulokululo, nek aknulo, nek favulo, nek herniulo... (Levidoj 21:20) Kion signifas "herniulo"?
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Esperanto Essive Case?

I found a wiki article stating that Esperanto has an essive case, but not much of an explanation. Is the essive case in Esperanto basically an -e ending at the end of a word denoting a vague statement ...
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Ĉu iu havas informon pri la muzikgrupo La Verda Stel’?

Mi trovis ligilon al ĉi tiu filmeto en Mastodon. Mi multe scivolas pri la grupo. De kiu jaro ĝi estas? Ĉu ili havas aliajn kantojn? Ĉu iu scias ion pri ili? La priskribo de la filmeto diras nur ke ri ...
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Kiel diri “close-up” aŭ “zoom in”?

Mi serĉis en reta vortaro, sed nenion trovis. Mi pensis pri kaj versioj de "alproksimiĝaĵo" kaj "pligrandiĝo", "detalaĵo"?
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Literature in Esperanto and English

I have found many fully translated pieces of Esperanto literature, but I am still a beginner, so these are difficult for me to understand. Therefore I am now looking for texts comprised of both ...
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Ĉu la vorto “motorfiakro” ekzistas?

Laŭ ĉi tiu kritiko de Esperanto, ekzistas la vorto motorfiakro kiu havas la saman signifon kiel taksio kaj tio kaŭzas multe da konfuzo ĉar homoj lernas aŭ unu vorton aŭ la alian kaj tio kreas ...
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How do you say “made by”?

I've stumbled upon a phrase which I cannot translate using dictionary itself. I would like to say something like "made by excessive use of technical terms" , so far I've been able to come up with ...
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Kion signifas ‘garnizonta’? Ĉu tajperaro?

En Asteriks kaj Kleopatra (volumo VII) mi trovis sur paĝo 3 la jenan alineon: Ni estas en la jaro 50 a.K. La tuta Gaŭlujo estas okupita de la Romianoj. Ĉu la tuta Gaŭlujo? – Absolute ne! Unu vilaĝo ...
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Can proper nouns have plural forms?

Can proper nouns have plural forms? For exemple, can I say Parizoj or Francioj? The sentence I want to create is like: La Parizoj el 1900 kaj 2000 estas tre malsamaj. So, should I add a 'j' to ...
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How to know, when NOT to use accusative?

Some of the things that I really like about Esperanto are the clear rules without exceptions. But there is something that is not really clear and I think, Zamenhof didn't notice. Zamenhof states in ...
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Esperanto discord server?

I have a question concerning speaking practice, specifically, if there's any widely known discord server for Esperantists to discuss various topics and for beginners to practise speaking.
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Hyphenation and syllable and morpheme boundaries

I've noticed that on Wiktionary for Esperanto words that include hyphenation, polymorphemic words (usually ones with derivational suffixes) are not hyphenated as I would expect. For example, the word ...
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What's the difference between ending an adjective with -o and with -eco

What would be the difference between ending adjectives with -o and with -eco? For example, between saying kolero and kolereco or feliĉo and feliĉeco.
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What does “mufe” mean?

Using vortaro.net, I found this definition for "prepucio" : "Haŭta refaldo, mufe ĉirkaŭanta la penisan glanon". I understood the meaning, but I don't know what "mufe" is. Vortaro.net doesn't have it, ...
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How to say “lines”, like in a play

Is there a good word for the lines of a play? Like “I have to learn my lines for the play tomorrow”. I can’t find it in the dictionary.
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Etymology of kato and kata

According to the Wiktionary, kato originates from French, Italian, Latin, etc... and kata comes from kato + a. But how can we say that it is not the opposite? Can we say that the root kat- comes from ...
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Suffixes -unt and -ut-

I just discovered the two conditional suffixes on vortaro.net: -ut- : la ofendutoj pardonu! -unt- : eĉ perfiduntan mi ŝin volas mia! But I don't understand the given exemples. Can someone help me ...
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In what time are the honorable names of dead people?

At scienca-revuo.info I just read "Vilhelmo la Konkerinto". Should not he be called "Vilhelmo la Konkeranto"?
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Minimumaj paroj inter afrikato kaj plosivo+frikativo

Ĉu ekzistas minimumaj paroj en Esperanto, kiuj distingigas la sonajn parojn c/ts, ĉ/tŝ, kaj ĝ/dĵ? Minimuma paro por du sonoj estas paro da vortoj, kies sola diferenco inter si estas tiuj du sonoj. ...
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Pronunciation of “r” in Esperanto

Is the letter r in Esperanto pronounced like غ in Arabic? Or like r in French?
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What is the difference between the words “fariĝi” and “okazi” when meaning “to happen”?

They both can mean "to happen" I'm not sure what the difference is. Please provide a sentence example. Thanks.
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How can I say 'Formatting needed'?

Is a word like "enpaĝiginda" correct? If not, what words could I use to express this?

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