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How do I ask someone to count to 10 in Esperanto? By that, I want him to say "1", then "2", then "3" ... up until "10". Is there a word or a sentence for that?

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You can either say "Nombru ĝis dek" or "Kalkulu ĝis dek". I personally prefer to use "nombri" rather than "kalkuli" for 'to count', as the main meaning of "kalkuli" is 'to calculate', so that it can sometimes lead to misunderstandings (though not in this sentence).

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You would ask them: "Kalkulu ĝis dek."

  • "Mi jam scias kalkuli ĝis dek kaj skribi" - La Faraono
  • "Ŝafo kalkulita ne estas savita." - Proverbaro Esperanta
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  • Isn't "kalkuli" for mathematical operations, such as 237+932=? – Vanege Sep 14 '16 at 21:33
  • Yes, it can mean count or calculate (work out a mathematical operation) depending on context. – jzknuckles Sep 14 '16 at 21:43
  • In Mazi en Gondolando, Corvax asks the gardener to "kalkuli" the trees and then he starts saying "unu… du…" etc. – Neil Roberts Sep 15 '16 at 9:35

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