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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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Pronouciation of “r” in Esperanto

Is the letter r in Esperanto pronounced like غ in Arabic? 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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Need help in translation for a letter written to my grandfather in esperanto

I have tried google translate, but i will be greatful if someone can help improve the translation. Thank you :) Oni Rorespondas en Esperanto Kairo, 16 Marto 1939. Sinjoro Sajed Ali Multanano, ...
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How do you formally wish someone well?

A formal way to wish someone well in English is to say "may [good things happen to you]", filling in whatever specific blessing you intend to give. For instance, "May you always be happy." I know ...
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How do I say “uh-oh” in Esperanto?

I'm posting a lot of translation questions these days because I'm translating subtitles for a video. Some interjections have their specific Esperanto versions, like "ho" for "oh" (Swedish åh). Do we ...
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How do I translate “overtake”?

I checked Reta Vortaro and got no hits, Google translate proposed "preterpasi". I'm looking for meaning 1.b. "to catch up with and pass by" according to Merriam-Webster, so preterpasi is probably ...
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When should I use the pronoun “ĝi”?

I read through this question and this and I'm still kind of wondering when I should use ĝi. Some people would prefer not to have it used about them, but I felt, when talking about my unborn baby, that ...
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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 don'...
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How can I find videos with subtitles in Esperanto?

I'm using Amara to translate video subtitles into Esperanto, and I was wondering if there is some way to find out when a new subtitle in Esperanto is available for a video. I guess I can do a search ...
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How to translate “backstop”?

Because of recent British politics, everybody is talking about the “backstop”. Is there a nice word to translate this into Esperanto? I think another way to say it could be a “safety net”. This seems ...
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What's the most common reason for learning Esperanto?

I started learning Esperanto because it sounded so international, with words from many different languages. It was mostly first just out of a linguistic interest, but then I got to know so many ...
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Kion signifas “malpermesantaj” kaj la dikita frazo?

2 Diru al la Izraelidoj jene:Se iu pekos per eraro kontraŭ la ordonoj de la Eternulo, malpermesantaj fari diversajn aferojn, kaj li faros iun el ili; 3 se pastro sanktoleita pekos, ĵetante kulpon ...
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Kiel diri @ en Esperanto?

Mi rimarkis ke mi tute ne scias kiel diri @ en Esperanto kaj mi guglis, sed nenion trovis pri tio. I noticed that I don't know how to say @ in Esperanto. I searched the internet, but I can't find an ...
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Is there an Esperanto online dictionary meta search?

There are various online dictionaries, and sometimes a word one is looking for can only be found in some or even only one of them. Visiting all of those dictionaries to search through them for a ...
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Kiel traduki “plain text” (nur-teksta dosierformo)?

How to translate "plain text" in an IT/CS context, not referring to the cryptographic meaning (non-cyfer text) but just as opposed to "rich text" (such as RTF, MS Word or LibreOffice Writer) and as ...
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Ĉu ekzistas etimologia vortaro de Esperanto?

Lernante Esperanto, mi ofte povas memori Esperantajn vortojn, afiksojn kaj radikojn pli bone, se mi scias ilia(j)n origino(j)n. Ĉu ekzistas etimologia vortaro de Esperanto? Se jes, ĉu ekzistas reta ...
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Kiel eltrovi mian Esperanta nivelon laŭ KER? How can I find out my Esperanto level according to CEFRL?

I'd like to know what my level of Esperanto currently is, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL; esperante Komuna Eŭropa Referenckadro por lingvoj (KER)). I ...
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Kiel traduki «got him killed»?

En la angla oni povas diri «got him killed» por paroli pri io kio kaŭzis ke io mortigis lin. Ekzemple: All that gambling got him killed in the end. Do, tio estas ke la vetludado ne rekte mortigis ...
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Why use “librejo” to mean bookstore?

Learning Esperanto on Lernu.net, I've found that suffix -ej- is for space for placing something. There are examples from this site: lerni → lernejo = school dormi → dormejo = bedroom eliri → elirejo ...
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What is the difference between do, tiel, tial, tiom, and sekve?

Can someone tell me the difference between these words?They all can translate as “ so” in English. I’ve also seen do, tiel, and tial translated as “therefore”. Please also provide sentence examples ...
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Which article about Esperanto has been most widely read?

I have read a few articles about Esperanto written in major newspapers, but do we know which ones have had the most readers? Would that be in a newspaper or online somewhere? This interview was ...
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Kiel diri “index card” / “Karteikarte” en Esperanto?

Antaŭ komputilajn datumbazojn, oni ofte uzis fizikajn indeksojn (angla: "index", germana: "Kartei") por enmemorigi kaj administri datumojn. Kio estas la esprimo por la kartoj, el kiaj konsistas tia ...
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What youth organizations are there that are active in Esperanto?

I've been a part of the board of TEJO during the last year, the umbrella organization that connects the worldwide Esperanto youth movement. That doesn't mean that is the only organization active in ...
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How many native speakers of Esperanto are there?

I know that we have had questions about numbers of Esperanto speakers in general, as well as if native speakers exist. Since we know that native speakers exist, and I've even found some recent ...
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Where can I find recent scientific literature about Esperanto?

I recently signed up to ResearchGate and started following Ilona Koutny, Federico Gobbo and some researchers that I know. Are there any other places or ways to stay up to date on Esperanto research?
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Where to go for news in Esperanto?

I was discussing the situation in Venezuela in the chat about Kernpunkto today, and I was wondering where I could get reasonably up to date information about world news in Esperanto. I read Kontakto, ...
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Kiel diri “flash card” en Esperanto? (instruhelpilo, ne elektronika disponaĵo por fotilo kpt.)

Kiel diri [angla] "flash card" / [germana] "Lernkartei-Karte" en Esperanto? El en.wikipedia: A flashcard or flash card is a card bearing information, as words or numbers, on either or both sides, ...
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Esperanto evolution from “unua libro” to “fundamento”

What changes did Zamenhof made to Esperanto from the publication of the Unua libro to La Fundamento de Esperanto. I only found the evolution of (correlatives) -an to -am. I wondered if there were any ...
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Vortordo kun subfrazo kun «ke»

Ĉu oni povas ŝanĝi la vortordon por ke parto de subfrazo estu malantaŭ rilata «ke»? Ekzemple, ĉu estus kompreneble diri frazon kiel: Ĉi tiun libron mi pensas ke vi ŝatus. Do, en tiu okazo la «ĉi ...
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How do you say “to take a field trip”?

'Vojaĝi' does not adequately express the idea of an education trip one takes for school. I have some ideas but wanted to know if there was a more mainstream translation that wouldn't confuse the ...
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Ĉu ekzistas registro de Esperantaj idiomoj?

Mi volas scii, ĉar mi min demandas ĉu oni povas diri "varma" por amor-instiga ino/ulo? Kiel oni diras trap en esperanto? Ĉu tiuj estas nur-anglaj idiomoj?
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Ĉu traduku aŭ ĉu ne traduku varmarkon? Should trade marks / brand names be translated?

Ŝajnas al mi, ke en Esperanto pli da origine fremdlingvaj (ne esperantaj) varmarkoj estas tradukataj en Esperanton, ol kutimas esti tradukata en la respektiva cellingvo en aliaj lingvoj. Ĉu mia ...
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How do you say that a song is catchy and stuck in your head?

My best: "Tiel mojosa! Ĝi vere fiksiĝis en mia kapo, nun."
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Ĉu ekzistas vorto en Esperanto por la angla vorto “jobsworth”?

Ĉu jam ekzistas vorto aŭ akceptita esprimo en Esperanto por la angla vorto jobsworth? (Tio ĉi signifas "laboristo, kiu rifuzas esti fleksebla rilate la regulojn de sia laboro por helpi klientojn (...
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How do you say 'more egalitarian' in Esperanto?

And please help me to translate the example sentence: The lack of gender in English is not due to the English having a more egalitarian culture. I want to use this sentence when I am arguing with ...
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How to say “files are in descending order of their names” in Esperanto?

I was trying to use the word, namely malkreska which I learnt from a Japanese dictionary that it would means 'in descending order'. Can you please help me to construct a sentence? My trial: La ...
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How to translate “technology”?

How should one translate "technology"? E.g. in the introduction to a beginner's programming tutorial: We hope that we'll be able to make you love technology as much as we do! ReVo doesn't seem to ...
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Ĉu estas diferenco inter “teĥniko” kaj “tekniko”?

Is there a difference between "teĥniko" and "tekniko"? According to ReVo, both seem to signify "technique", i.e. the skillful way of doing, performing or producing something specific.
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How do you say “pesto” in Esperanto, referring to the sauce?

According to PIV and all other dictionaries I used, pesto is an infectious disease, rather than an tasty Italian dish. On the other hand, there is a Wikipedia article, which doesn't provide any ...
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How do you say, ‘I wiped down the table.’ in Esperanto?

My guess is, ‘Mi priviŝis la tablon.’ I mean in the sense of cleaning (as opposed to drying), but I am aiming, as does the English, at something more specific than, say, merely removing the dirty ...
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Is there an online Esperanto word stem “diagrammer?”

Is there a site or resource that will take an Esperanto word and diagram the different components? For example, given "malsanulejo," the "diagrammer" would return something like: mal-: prefix meaning ...
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Kion signifas “duonkruda”?

Ne manĝu ĝin duonkrudan,... (Biblio, Eliro 12:9) Mi komprenas la kombinaĵon (duon+kruda), sed mi ne komprenas la signifo de duon vorton.
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Why does 'feliĉe' mean “unfortunately” whilst 'feliĉa' means “happy”?

The dictionary is Esperanto-English Dictionary 1.

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