I'm learning Esperanto using Duolingo and am a total beginner, so sorry if the questions sound silly. (Mi estas komencanto!) I have a bit of a doubt in the following two points:

  • Are Kiel vi fartas? and Kiel fartas vi? both correct? If not, which is, and why?

  • Are the following sentences equivalent? Nedankinde, kara! , Vi estas bonvena, kara! and Bonvenon, kara! P.S.: Is it wrong to say, Vi estas bonvenon, kara!


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Kiel vi fartas? is how you'll usually hear it, but the other word order is OK and means the same thing.

Nedankinde is a polite thing to say when someone thanks you.

Vi estas bonvena is a way to tell someone that they are welcome somewhere. (You are welcome in my house - vi estas bonvena ĉe mi.)

Bonvenon is a way to welcome someone. (Welcome to our house - Bonvenon ĉe ni)

Finally, your last sentence is wrong. You don't use -n with estas.

  • Dankon, @Tomaso Alexander! Jun 23, 2017 at 10:44

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