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What is the difference between «nun» and «ĉi tiam»

What is the difference (if any) between the correlative «ĉi tiam» and the German-derived «nun?» Or does the only difference lie in the ability to easily use the adverb form of nun, «nune,» and the ...
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Por nekonata kvanto, cxu oni uzu “kiu” aux “kiuj”?

Ofte kiam oni volas demandi pri personoj en iu situacio, oni ne scias cxu estas unu persono aux pluraj. Ekzemple: Kiu/Kiuj iros al la klubo hodiaux? Mia kaj David iros. Kiun/Kiujn sxi helpas? Sxi ...
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Ĉu la tabelvorto “ĉies” signifas “de ĉiu” aŭ “de ĉiuj”?

Mi iam devis lerni la diferencon inter ĉiu kaj ĉiuj. Nun mi havas pluan demandon. Ĉu la vorto "ĉies" signifas "de ĉiu" aŭ "de ĉiuj"? Ĉu oni uzu la pluralon post ĝi aŭ ne? Ĉies patrino meritas ...
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Do adjectives or adverbs describe “tio”?

I just completed an excercise by lernu.net. It was about when to use -e and when to use -a. The descprition told me to put an adjective when there was a noun in the phrase, and an adverb when there ...
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When to use “ĝin” and “tion”

This is the logic I follow: Nouns are replaced with ĝin Mi ŝatas la filmon. Mi ŝatas ĝin. While tio replaces longer phrases. Mi ŝatas, ke la filmo finiĝas feliĉe. Mi ŝatas tion. I ...
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Using “tiel” and “tiom” before adjectives, adverbs and verbs

Should I use tiel or tiom before an adjective, adverb or verb? Vi estas tiom/tiel afabla. Helpi min estis tiom/tiel afable de vi. Vi tiom/tiel afablas. In English, people say "so" in ...
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What is “kioma” used for besides asking for the time?

As I have been taught by the Duolingo course, the word kioma is used when asking for the time: Kioma horo estas? I realise that it is made from the word kiom + -a (to make it an adjective?) but ...
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What's the difference between “ĉiu” and “ĉiuj”?

Somehow I can't wrap my head around ĉiu and ĉiuj? Isn't ĉiu already 'everyone'? Why do I need (or only sometimes) the j-finaĵo?
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What is the origin of the correlatives?

Are the correlatives inspired from other languages, or are they made-up? The image has been taken from http://www.esperanto.org/stanford/korelativoj/.
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What is the best way to learn correlatives?

I'm learning Esperanto with Duolingo, Lernu and with books but the biggest problem for me is to learn the correlatives. So do you have any suggestions to learn the correlatives? Many people suggest ...
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Are there good reasons for the prefixes and suffixes in the table of correlatives?

Zamenhof's innovation of the table of correlatives (AFAIK the first one in any language) is brilliant, but I was always a little perplexed by some of the oddities in it. So I am wondering if anyone ...
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How does one build correlatives

What are correlatives in Esperanto? How are they built? Some of them look similar to each other, what are the differences and similarities between them?