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In running, to start the competition, someone shouts "Ready, steady, go!". Is there a common Esperanto translation for this? Are there any real usage examples?

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    Interesting. Where I'm from it's "ready, set, go". – Chris McDowell Aug 25 '16 at 18:50
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Wiktionary and Tatoeba have the phrase "Atentu, pretu, ek!", which seems very good to me.

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"Surlokiĝu, pretu, ek!"

Gives some more time to the athletes and is closer to the German expression "Auf die Plätze, fertig, los"

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    and also closer to the English expression "on your mark, get set, go". – LaStranga Aug 25 '16 at 18:08
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"Komencu, pretu, ek!"

It is charming because of the number of syllables (3, 2, 1) corresponding to the countdown.

I know of no usage examples, I have never seen a competition like this with Esperanto as a language.

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    Next IJK maybe. 😃 – Charlotte SL Aug 25 '16 at 19:07
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    This would be a bit confusing since "komencu" already means "start", but the runner should not start when they hear "komencu", but only be at their starting position. – Max Aug 26 '16 at 10:12
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Evidente, ĉiuj simple proponas ekzaktajn tradukojn de respektivaj frazoj el siaj naciaj lingvoj, ĉar ne ekzistas la kutima esprimo esperante. :) Do mi faros la samon.

En la rusa lingvo tiuj komandoj estas "На старт, внимание, марш!". Do la traduko estas: "Startlinie, atentu, ek!". Alia varianto: "Startpozicie, atentu, ek!".

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