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Kiel oni diras "kafon sen kafeino" unuvorte?

En aliaj lingvoj necesas nur unu vorton por diri kafon sen kafeino. Ekzemple, en la angla ekzistas decaf. Ĉu estas komunuza fojo por diri kafon sen kafeino per unu vorto? Mi ne povis trovi ĝin en ...
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How to translate "hibernate"? (in the biological / zoological meaning)

Using the definition from Wikipedia Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms. Hibernation refers to a season of heterothermy characterized by low body-temperature,...
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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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Traduko por la angla "jinx"

Mi aŭdis en filmo la frazon "don't jinx it" kaj mi ne trovis kontentigan internaciecan tradukon. Jen ekzemplo. Eble tia traduko ne ekzistas; en mia eta regiono oni povas diri tion je tri manieroj. ...
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How do you say ‘reiver’ in Esperanto?

No translation is given in Benson, nor Wells, nor Vikivortaro. Here is the link to the entry in the free online dictionary of Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reiver
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How do you say 'grook' in Esperanto?

No translation is given in Benson, nor Wells, nor Vikivortaro. Here is the link to the Wikipedia article on this item: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grook
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"Social Engineering" in Esperanto

The meaning of "social engineering" I am looking for is the one related to information security, as in the Wikipedia article on social engineering. I could not find anything at all, no clue ...
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"Head Office" in Esperanto

One can find many variations of "head office" in Esperanto. For example, from Tekstaro, Wikipedia, Tatoeba, Glosbe etc., we can find: ĉefoficejo ĉefa oficejo ĉefsidejo centra sidejo socia sidejo ...
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"Privacy Breach" in Esperanto

What is the official expression in Esperanto for "Privacy Beach"? If not "the official", perhaps "the best" or "the most recognized". I am having troubles with this one. There are many ways, yet, I'...
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Platform as 'Infrastructure' in Esperanto

I am having trouble with the term, "platform", in the sense of an information technology infrastructure. Plena Ilustrita Vortaro de Esperanto / PIV gives us four meanings, none of them ...
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"Walking Skeleton" in Esperanto

The expression "walking skeleton" as in: "Little more than a walking skeleton after weeks on the run..." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Dengler#Rescue). One could say, „marŝanta skeleto” (...
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Tap my foot... Piedbatas?

To tap one's foot to the beat of the music, what is the expression in Esperanto? PIV says „piedbatas la plankon”, but I'm not sure. Using „piedbati” seems more like "kicking the floor", not "taping ...
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Translation of "side dish"

I want to translate this sentence to Esperanto: You make rice and a side-dish. How can "side dish" be translated? Vi pretigas rizon kaj ???.
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How to translate "front matter"?

Many books consist (on the inside, so apart from their cover) of three parts (cf. Wikipedia): The "front matter" a.k.a. "prelims", consisting of title page and if applicable, dedication(s), table of ...
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How to translate "bug tracker" or "issue tracker"?

In modern software development, it's customary and considered a best practice to keep track of open tasks and/or known bugs. This is usually done with specialized software: a bug tracker (a.k.a. bug ...
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Translation of "gesture"

I was trying to translate this sentence to Esperanto: Buying a present for him would be a nice gesture. My attempt (feel free to correct it): Âceti donacon al li estus agrabla gesto. But ...
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How to translate "be ready to <do a favor, chore, ...>"? (in the sense of willingness, not preparedness)

If I've been asked to do something, or recognize something that ought to be done, but I'm neither obligated to do it, nor particularly eager to do it, but I am willing to help out doing it, how do I ...
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Can "Presilo" Apply to Fruits?

The app, "Drops", translates "fruit press" as "fruktopresilo": https://languagedrops.com/word/en/english/esperanto/translate/fruit_press/ I can't find any other reference where "presilo" is applied ...
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How do say “to post” in the context of social media?

Which verb should is use to mean “to post” in the sense of posting to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc? The dictionary doesn’t really give a outright meaning that is close to what I’m trying to ...
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Over-the-Counter Drug: "senpreskriba" or "ekstermenda" medikamento?

Which is more appropriate for "over-the-counter drug"? A. senpreskriba medikamento B. ekstermenda medikamento
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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, altgradigi, 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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