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For questions about the dative case (the case used for indirect objects, in Esperanto marked with the preposition "al")

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How do you translate "Oh woe is me"?

The original phrasing is in yiddish, which is Oy vey ist mir (אױ װײ איז מיר). This is just a simply phrase that is said when something bad happens to oneself. According to google translate, the ...
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traduko: Die Mutter wäscht dem Kind die Haare

Is one of the two following sentences good Esperanto? La patrino lavas al la infano la harojn. La patrino lavas la harojn al la infano. Note that I am not keen on the word order here, but my main ...
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