I have been missing the expression "I wonder" in Esperanto. The best I could come up with so far is "Mi scivolas", but I feel like that is "I want to know" or "I'm curious whether...". Would "mi demandas min mem" work? Are there other suitable phrases?

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    Can we get a full example sentence for context?
    – Lumo5
    Nov 27, 2016 at 8:44

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Mi demandas min = I ask myself. So it seems to make sense.

These English definitions are from the Google dictionary for the word Wonder as a verb. The Esperanto is my translation.

desire or be curious to know something.

Mi scivolas.

used to express a polite question or request.

Ĉu vi estas certa ...

feel doubt.

Mi dubas.

feel admiration and amazement; marvel.

Mi miras.

be surprised.

Mi supriziĝas.

  • Kurioza: Ekscitanta la intereson, scivolecon per sia malofteco, eksterordinareco, laŭ PIV. If kuriozi was a verb that should mean esti kurioza which is a different thing than someone being curious.
    – Airvian
    Nov 27, 2016 at 15:39

I've seen mi demandis min several times before. I don't know whether there are better alternatives.

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