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Kiel diri “bonvolu” sen aldona verbo? How to say “please” without another verb?

In many West-European languages, the word or expression to mark polite requests ("please", "bitte", "s'il vous plaît") can be used with or without an (additional) verb (usually in imperative). The ...
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What would be a “lark” or “early bird” in Esperanto

I am looking for a good and idiomatic expression for a person who gets up early in the morning (I hope for something different than malstrigo, c.f. What would be a "night owl" in Esperanto? ...
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What would be a “night owl” in Esperanto?

I'm looking for a good and idiomatic expression for a person who like to go to bed late at night. P.S. This question is inspired by a similar question for the Latin language https://latin....
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Kiel traduki ‘give a big hand’

Kiel oni bone tradukus la anglan idiomaĵon ‘give a big hand’? Mi pensis pri io kiel ‘bonvenige aplaŭdi’ sed verŝajne ekzistas traduko pli evidenta.
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Is using the copula with an adjective more idiomatic? [duplicate]

For example, which of these is preferred? Ĝi estas bongusta or Ĝi bongustas I prefer the latter aesthetically, but I'm not sure what is more idiomatic.
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What idioms are similar to “being pissed off” (e.g. really upset)?

In American English we can be "pissed off" or "really pissed". What idioms does Esperanto have to describe a state of being very upset?
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Amuzaj vortoj kaj frazoj en Esperanto

Mi volas ekkoni pli da amuzaj vortoj kaj frazoj en Esperanto. Ekz.: “germanujo” estas ujo por Germanoj ktp. (kia amuza bildo – granda ujo, plena de germanoj) “langrompilo” (tongue twister) estas ...
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How “prifajfi” / “fajfi pri” became to mean “ne zorgi pri”?

Some people are using prifajfi and fajfi pri without the idea of whistling. They use these words in the sense of ne zorgi pri or ignori. For example: Mi fajfas pri la Greka lingvo means Mi ne ...