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What is the Esperanto word for “hype”?

My best guesses are “eksciti(ĝi)” and “furori(gi)”. Are those good enough or am I way off?
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Hiking in Esperanto

Related to a recent question about walking, but specifically to hiking. First, the translation of hike was given as ekskursi. Would this be used for all sorts of hiking? PIV seems to suggest so. ...
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What's the word for "meme"

Someone used "memo" or "memeo" but I hardly agree either. The first is misguiding as "mem" means self, so "memo" makes people think "memo" is the noun form. "Memeo " is an unnecessary transliterated ...
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What's "feedback" in Esperanto?

What's feedback in Esperanto? I used respondo (for example, biologia respondo for biofeedback), but I think it may not be the best translation.
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Kiel oni diras "URL" esperante?

Ekzemple: Kio estas la _____________ de via retejo? Plenigu la spacon. Retadreso? Ligoadreso? Ĉu ekzistas alia pli ĝusta elekto?
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La nuanco inter du malsametaj “ni”

En ĉina mandarino estas du vortoj por "ni" Women / 我们 Ni, sed la aŭskultanto ne estas inklusivita. Do Women nur reprezentas la diranton. Zanmen/咱们 Ni, inklusive la aŭskultanto. Do Zamen inklusivas ...
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How do you say "a meme" in Esperanto?

Some words combined with an image can go viral and really stay in your head. This is a pretty universal concept. So how does one say it in the international language? How do you say "a meme" in ...
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How can I say "to get one's hair cut"?

If I notice that my friend's hair is shorter than the last time I saw the person, I want to comment on this, but I don't know how to say it Esperanto. These are some options I have thought of: Ĉu vi ...
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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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Vortaro pri klinikaj vortoj... Estas unu?

Komputeko estas grava fonto pri 'teĥnikaj vortoj'. Mia demando estas la sama sed pri 'klinikaj vortoj'. Ekzemple: (en la angla) meta-analysis, spondylolisthesis, lumbago, aetiology, interbody fusion,...
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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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Is there a general term for marriage which doesn’t exclude gay marriage?

The words related to marriage in Esperanto all seem to based on the edz- root. This seems problematic to me because it is gender specific. John Wells’ dictionary has this suggestion as a translation ...
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How to say "I don't feel like it" in Esperanto

I've had trouble finding a phrase in Esperanto that can be used the same as "I don't feel like it." I've considered "emas", but I think that would describe my personality and not a temporary state. I ...
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What is "stress" in Esperanto?

How does one say "stress" and "stressed" in Esperanto? I am looking for a word used in these contexts: I am very stressed right now because of my upcoming exams. Stress is a common cause of headaches....
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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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How do I translate the Swedish "lagom" into Esperanto?

The expression lagom is something that is thought by many Swedish to be unique to the language. It means not too little and not too much: just the right amount. It can be used for anything like the ...
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How do I translate "hangover"?

How do I translate hangover in Esperanto? Is there a single word to translate it?
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How to translate "far right" and "far left" (politics)?

How would one translate "far left" or "far right", in the context of politics. My thought was Ekstrema (mal)dekstro, but that feels somewhat more extreme than far left or far right.
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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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How do you say "to scoff" as distinct from "to mock" (moki)?

This question came up as an example in a more general question about Esperanto. The specific question here, though, does warrant an answer. How do you express the different shades of meaning in ...
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Cxu "migrado" povas signifi "montmarsxado"?

Marsxi gxis la pinto de monto povas esti unufoja aventuro por kelkaj kaj sxatokupo por aliaj. Mi rimarkis ke kelkaj homoj uzas "migrado" pri cxi tiu ago. Tiu vorto pensigas min pri homoj kiuj fugxas ...
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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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How to express "efficient" in Esperanto?

What's the Esperanto word or expression for "efficient"? (Note that, although often mixed up with it, "efficient" isn't the same as "effective", which can either mean "actually existing" (eo: ...
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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 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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