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“to break hard” in Esperanto

The English expression, "to break hard", as in, "with a car rental, I use the breaks harder than with my own car". What would be this expression in Esperanto? Google Translate gives "uzi la paŭzojn ...
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To Upgrade … “Promocii” or “Altgrandigi” or

About upgrading a software, an application, or a system, in Esperanto, do we say, "promocii" http://vortaro.net/#promocii or "algradii" http://vortaro.net/#altgrada or something better?
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Is there an Esperanto expression for “globetrotter”?

I would like to ask someone if he is a globetrotter (someone who travels a lot). I would like to know if there is an expession in Esperanto.
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How do you say “empanada” in Esperanto?

How do you say "empanada" in Esperanto? I've tried to find a term for it but failed. From Wikipedia: An empanada is a type of baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and filling, common in ...
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How do you translate “Extinction Rebellion” to Esperanto?

First I thought this was about human extinction, but then I learnt is was out of concern of other species' survival. "Eksterma Ribelado"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_Rebellion
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How do you say “mass extinction” in Esperanto?

We’re talking about the climate crisis and the fact that many species die out, go extinct, every hour of every day. So the translation needs to be pretty dramatic as well, but also clear.
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Ĉi tie or ĉi-tie? Why do people sometimes hyphenate ĉi tie?

I’ve seen "ĉi tie", "tie ĉi", "tie-ĉi", "ĉi-tie". I’m pretty sure that any hyphenation is wrong, but I can’t find the sources for this. Maybe someone can clarify? Is “ĉi" ever hyphenated?
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How do you say “tipping point” in Esperanto?

I was thinking of "kulmino", "alveno de nehaltigebla ŝanĝo", "deklivpunkto"... It's about not being able to go back from that point on, so there's probably a great way to express it in Esperanto, I ...
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How do you say “feedback loop” in Esperanto?

The proposal is "resonigaj lopoj", but I'm looking for something that goes beyond the "loop" translation and focuses on the process. I was thinking of just using "retroreguligo", which is part of this ...
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How to translate the verb “develop” (w.r.t. software)?

Developing software encompasses more than just programming it. It may involve determining / defining requirements and/or goals planning software architecture automated testing (which usually involves ...
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How to translate the adjective “custom”?

What's the Esperanto term for the adjective "custom", i.e. made/designed (only) for a specific purpose or customer? (In the meaning of "custom-made", not in its other and maybe older contrary meaning ...
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What are the Esperanto terms for “Wales” and “Welsh”?

What are the Esperanto terms for "Wales" (one of the countries in the United Kingdom) and "Welsh"?
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Is “rondigi” for “rounding up” commonly understood?

I found "rondigi" for round up, as in rounding up numbers, in Reta Vortaro. I'm not sure if I have ever heard it used before. Have you seen or heard this word used in this meaning?
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Nomo por skota bovo-specio: “Highland cow”

Kio estas la kutima nomo de la jena skota bovo-specio en Esperanto? Mi ne sukcesis trovi ion ajn interrete. Mi kontrolis en Vikipedio, PIV, ReVo kaj la vortaro de John Wells. En la angla oni nomas ĉi ...
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Kiel esperante diri “requirement” / “prerequisite” / “dependency” (de komputil-programo)

Sometimes, to use certain software, some other software needs to also be installed, or the computer has to fulfill certain properties. For these kinds of conditions, the terms "requirement" and "...
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Tradukoj por 'Post a post'? [closed]

Tradukante Joomla Esperanten antaŭ kelkaj jaroj, troviĝis pluraj eblecoj, sed ekde tiam Komputeko ŝajne decidis ke 'post' (en) estas "afiŝo". Tio ne estas tute korekte laŭ PIV kiu donas aliajn ...
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What to use in place of “oops” in Esperanto?

In English Oops! is an interjection used to signal that one has (usually to one's own surprise) done something wrong, or that something one was doing didn't succeed as intended. In German Ups! (...
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How to say “bang” in Esperanto?

According to vortaro.net, it seems that paf might be the answer but regargind the examples I'm unsure whether there might be some more specific word for the sound of a gunfire. Also, "La adventuro da ...
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How do you say “odds” (related to betting) in Esperanto?

ENGLISH What word or phrase would be good to use in Esperanto to express the idea of odds, when betting or gambling? "The odds are 3 to 1", "The odds are 1 in a million", "Current odds: 203 on Hank, ...
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How would one say “gracious” with grac- instead of graci-?

If one is gracious by showing social grace, they're gracia. But if one dispenses or exhibits grace, compassion and forgiveness regardless of the recipient's merit, would they be graca, gracema, ...
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How would one say 'passing a buck' in Esperanto?

or equivalently 'shift the responsibility'. Thank you!
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Esperanto word for a “seed” (for a random number generator)

ENGLISH I am looking for a good, brief translation for a seed in a random number generator. This seed is the input given to such a generator that then determines its output, usually in an ...
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How to translate “telephone” or “Chinese whispers”?

I'm unable to find a name in Esperanto for this game, despite being a very common game in other languages. The phrase I'm translating uses "Stille Post" in German and "téléphone" in French, if that ...
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How to translate “infusion”? (The potentially intravenous kind, not herbal tea.)

How to translate "infusion", i.e. a medical treatment in which liquid substances are delivered through a hollow needle directly into the body. (E.g. interstitial / subcutaneous infusion a.k.a. ...
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How do you say 'fey' in Esperanto?

The title says it all: How do you say 'fey' in Esperanto? This is a common English word: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fey but is not in Benson, Wells, Revo, Vikivortaro. I would like ...
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“By the way, …” How to express relatedness of topics in conversation?

In a conversation, one might want to stress that what one is going to say is related to what has been said (right) before. In English, this can be achieved by starting a sentence with By the way, ....
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Kiel diri “close-up” aŭ “zoom in”?

Mi serĉis en reta vortaro, sed nenion trovis. Mi pensis pri kaj versioj de "alproksimiĝaĵo" kaj "pligrandiĝo", "detalaĵo"?
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What does “mufe” mean?

Using vortaro.net, I found this definition for "prepucio" : "Haŭta refaldo, mufe ĉirkaŭanta la penisan glanon". I understood the meaning, but I don't know what "mufe" is. Vortaro.net doesn't have it, ...
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How to say “lines”, like in a play

Is there a good word for the lines of a play? Like “I have to learn my lines for the play tomorrow”. I can’t find it in the dictionary.
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How can I say 'Formatting needed'?

Is a word like "enpaĝiginda" correct? If not, what words could I use to express this?
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How do I translate “overtake”?

I checked Reta Vortaro and got no hits, Google translate proposed "preterpasi". I'm looking for meaning 1.b. "to catch up with and pass by" according to Merriam-Webster, so preterpasi is probably ...
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How to translate “backstop”?

Because of recent British politics, everybody is talking about the “backstop”. Is there a nice word to translate this into Esperanto? I think another way to say it could be a “safety net”. This seems ...
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Kiel traduki “plain text” (nur-teksta dosierformo)?

How to translate "plain text" in an IT/CS context, not referring to the cryptographic meaning (non-cyfer text) but just as opposed to "rich text" (such as RTF, MS Word or LibreOffice Writer) and as ...
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Kiel diri “index card” / “Karteikarte” en Esperanto?

Antaŭ komputilajn datumbazojn, oni ofte uzis fizikajn indeksojn (angla: "index", germana: "Kartei") por enmemorigi kaj administri datumojn. Kio estas la esprimo por la kartoj, el kiaj konsistas tia ...
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Kiel diri “flash card” en Esperanto? (instruhelpilo, ne elektronika disponaĵo por fotilo kpt.)

Kiel diri [angla] "flash card" / [germana] "Lernkartei-Karte" en Esperanto? El en.wikipedia: A flashcard or flash card is a card bearing information, as words or numbers, on either or both sides, ...
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Ĉu ekzistas vorto en Esperanto por la angla vorto “jobsworth”?

Ĉu jam ekzistas vorto aŭ akceptita esprimo en Esperanto por la angla vorto jobsworth? (Tio ĉi signifas "laboristo, kiu rifuzas esti fleksebla rilate la regulojn de sia laboro por helpi klientojn (...
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How do you say 'more egalitarian' in Esperanto?

And please help me to translate the example sentence: The lack of gender in English is not due to the English having a more egalitarian culture. I want to use this sentence when I am arguing with ...
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How to translate “technology”?

How should one translate "technology"? E.g. in the introduction to a beginner's programming tutorial: We hope that we'll be able to make you love technology as much as we do! ReVo doesn't seem to ...
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How do you say “pesto” in Esperanto, referring to the sauce?

According to PIV and all other dictionaries I used, pesto is an infectious disease, rather than an tasty Italian dish. On the other hand, there is a Wikipedia article, which doesn't provide any ...
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Why does 'feliĉe' mean “unfortunately” whilst 'feliĉa' means “happy”?

The dictionary is Esperanto-English Dictionary 1.
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How to say “Season's greetings” in Esperanto?

How do you greet / wish a good time in Esperanto referring to the December festive season but without referring to any specific religion or religious holiday (like Christmas, Hanukah, etc.)? (I.e., ...
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Kiel (idiomate) diri “Merry Christmas” en Esperanto?

Kiel saluti en Esperanto referente kristnaska festo? Mi nur vidis "Feliĉan Kristnaskon". Ĉu aliaj tradukoj ankaŭ estas ĝusta, eksemple "Ĝojan Kristnaskon" aŭ "Gajan Kristnaskon"? Ĉu "Feliĉan ...
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What would one call a lunar “mansion”?

In multiple cultures' historical astronomical traditions, a lunar "mansion" referred to a star of a constellation, which the moon passed over in its orbit. In the cultures it occurred in, domestic or ...
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Kiel esprimi la ideon de “to pick up [something]”

Mi serĉas bonan verbon por esprimi la jenan koncepton: En iu loko estas objekto, kiun mi bezonas. Ĝi povas simple esti tie libere prenebla aŭ ĝi apartenas al iu, kiu pretas doni ĝin al mi tie. Mi ...
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How to translate “trade mark” or “brand” (whether registered or not)?

What is the Esperanto word for "trade mark" or "brand"? In ReVo I found "komerca marko" and "fabrikmarko" that don't seem to be further explained there, but might be fitting. Though: Can e.g. "...
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How do you say 'entrechat' in Esperanto?

I can't find 'entrechat' in the standard sources, and Google Translate throws its hands up at it.
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How do you say 'turnabout' in Esperanto?

I can't find a translation for 'turnabout' in the standard Esperanto sources, and Google Translate throws up its hands at it. There are two possible meanings to this, one is "to turn around" and ...
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How do you say 'tamale' in Esperanto?

Google translate only gives 'tamale', which can't be correct, not ending in 'o'.
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Vi amas kiu aŭ kiun?

The phrase Vi amas kiu? Is that correct? or should it have an -n on the end of kiu? Google translate says it shouldn't have one, I believe the -n goes on direct objects, can you determine that ...
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Kiom traduki “unit [of measurement]” (de “Maßeinheit”)?

The English noun "unit" has several meanings, one of them (meaning No. 2 on Wiktionary) being the category of "meter", "inch", "volt", "ounces", "milliliters" etc. unit (plural units) (...