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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) (...
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“I am sleepy” in Esperanto

What is the correct way to say “i am sleepy” in esperanto? Google translate insists - erroneously - on “Mi dormas” (I am sleeping / I sleep), but that’s not what i’m looking for. A person that is ...
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What is ”size” in Esperanto?

I can tell the difference betweeen a quantity and the presence of a quality. rapido - speed / rapideco - quickness longo - length / longeco - longness pezo - weight / pezeco - heaviness I thought ...
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How to translate “tutorial”?

I'd like to help translate the Django Girls tutorial to Esperanto. That tutorial is a written step-by-step instruction guiding readers/learners through almost everything needed to build a functional ...
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Kio estas la indikilo de ŝanĝo de aktualaĵo en Esperanto?

La Angla havas "Now," kaj "Next," por indiki novan aktualaĵon. Ekzemple, jen ĉi tiuj: "Next, we move on to logarithms." aŭ (de la ekspoziciaĵo de John Oliver) "And now, this." Kiel oni diras ...
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Ĉu “pove” estas vorto?

Ŝajnas a mi, ke "pove", de "povas", ne estas vorto, laŭ La Plena, sed mi pensus, ke "pove" signifus ion similan kiel "eble" aŭ "kapable." Kion vi pensas? Feel free to correct my Esperanto!
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Why is there no plural “kio,” like “kioj?”

Why is this nonstandard Esperanto? "Kio estas en la bovlo?" versus "Kioj estas en la bovlo?" when you're pretty sure you're asking about multiple items. This also applies if you're wondering what ...
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Ekkrio pro malpureco aŭ naŭziĝo

Kion vi ekkrius/dirus, kiam vi trovus subite kaj neatendante ion aparte malpuran, naŭzan, malbonodoran, ktp? Mi ne povis trovi bonan esprimon por tio. Mi nur trovis en mia nederlanda-Esperanto-...
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Seeking a translation for a specific use of the English word “claim”

tl;dr: Is "pretendi" an appropriate translation of the English "to claim" in the sense of an insurance claim? According to ReVo, "to claim" is simply "pretendi". However, the definitions (there and ...
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How do you say “stay oriented” in Esperanto?

I watched a video of a woman speaking about a tribe in Australia who use east, west, north and south instead of right and left. She said that they "stay oriented really well". How can I express this ...
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Is there a word for extended form of “lol” (“lolololol…”)?

What is the Esperanto word for lololololol? In Esperanto, the word for lol is mdr (multe da ridoj). In many languages, there is also an extended form of internet slang for expressing laughter, with ...
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How are animal names translated into Esperanto?

Say we have an animal name, for example, "pufferfish", what steps could be taken to obtain its Esperanto translation? The steps I've taken so far are: Google "pufferfish esperanto" Look up Wikipedia ...
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How can I translate “Pardonu !”?

As many people here, I'm learning Esperanto on Duolingo and it translates pardonu as excuse me or sorry. Is it possible to translate it as forgive me or pardon me ?
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How would you translate the concept of an X-sitter

house-sitter, babysitter, dog-sitter, etc. Would it be an x-spektisto? domospektisto, bebospektisto, hundospektisto?
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Kiel oni tradukus aŭ Esperantigus la vorton „Aggadah“

Mi unue pensis, ke „Agado“ ĝustus, sed klare tio estus problema. „Agadaho“ ankaŭ ne estas ideala, ĉar hebreaj kaj judismecaj vortoj ĝenerale ne konservas la finan H-on ekde Zamenhof (ekz. Noa de Noah, ...
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Esperanta vorto por “bouldering”

Mi demandas min ĉu ekzistas disvastiĝinta vorto por la sporto “bouldering” (kiel grimpado, sed sen ŝnuregoj kaj sekuriloj kaj nur ĝis malmultaj metroj de alteco). La evidenta eblo estas laŭvorta ...
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How would you say “relevant pictures” in Esperanto?

e.g. Relevant pictures to Esperanto.
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What are the Esperanto words for 'yaw' and 'pitch' of an aeroplane?

La artikoloj en Vikipedio ne havas ligilojn al esperantaj resursoj. Mi petas sugestojn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaw_(rotation)
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Native for Esperanto “Reprezenti” verb?

Esperanto is a language with very strict system of prefixes and suffixes. Reprezenti looks like re-prezenti. But reprezenti means "to represent" while prezenti means "to attend" or "to be". Does ...
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What is the best suggestion for “iteration” in Esperanto?

La gugla tradukilo sugestis ripeton tamen mi dubas ke gxi estas perfekta. En mia gepatra lingvo (la cxina) "iteration" enhavas ripetadon kaj anstatauxigon. Mi bezonas rekomendo de denaskuloj de ...