What is the difference between tiu ĉi and ĉi tiu? Since both mean this, in what situations should one be used over the other? The following sentence comes from Duolingo and is an example of the former.

Tiu ĉi rado funkcias bone.

This wheel works well.

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It's just preference. This for example applies to tie ĉi and ĉi tie as well.


The other day I saw someone write tiu ĉi tie. Obviously, the above doesn't have a clear meaning. I would suggest using a more external approach:

Ĉi tiu tie or tiu tie ĉi

  • Can you provide more context of this use, or at least the whole corresponding sentence? Mar 27, 2020 at 5:57

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