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How do you say QR code?

I've seen this question in a few places. A QR code (Quick Response code) is like a square "bar code" that you can scan with your phone. What is this called in Esperanto and how do you pronounce it?
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How do you translate "Executive Director"?

Here are some possible answer I found (and their sources): administra direktoro (Wimedia Apertium instance, one might also infer administrestro fron this) manaĝerestro (infered from majstro.com ...
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How to translate photo manipulation ("photoshopping") and the resulting manipulated image?

How do you translate the process of manipulating images, often called "photoshopping" in English, and how do you call the resulting manipulated image? I mean changing images from this image to this. ...
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Kio estas la Esperanta vorto de ‘Athlete's foot’?

Kiel mi tradukus la anglan vorton ‘Athlete's foot’ en Esperanton? Mi pensas pri io kiel piedfunguso aŭ piedŝimo, sed la unua Gugle donas neniujn rezultojn kaj la lasta nur unu.
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How do you translate "trustee"?

I want to translate "board of trustee". For now I found "estraro de kuratoraro". While "estratro" seems find to me, although "konsilo" or "komitato" might also works as far as I understand the concept ...
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How to translate the "snooze" button on an alarm clock?

The "snooze" button is a button we press when the alarm clock is ringing. In some alarm clocks, the button makes it ring again after 5/10 minutes. We could translate directly "snooze" to "dormeto", ...
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Kiel oni nomas la mampintojn de viroj (kiuj havas viran korpon)?

Ĉu ekzistas aparta vorto por la pintoj de la "mamoj" de viroj? Aŭ ĉu la sama vorto estas uzata, kvazaŭ ankaŭ viraj korpoj havus mamojn?
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How do you translate "media file"

Wikipedia have an article for Plurmedio. But medio stands for environment. You can find aŭdvidaĵaj dosieroj here and there as a translation, but a multimedia file can contain text, 3D assets, and so ...
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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 vi dirus "welcome back" en Esperanto?

Mi pensis pri "Rebonvenon" aŭ "Bonvenon denove" sed tio ne vere plaĉas al mi. Ĉu ekzistas pli bona traduko por tio?
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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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How to translate "smoothie" in Esperanto?

How should I translate the English word "smoothie" to Esperanto? I saw that there is an Esperanto Wikipedia article called "Smuzio" which links to the English article about smoothies. But this word ...
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How would you translate the concept of "best friend"/"bestie" in a single word?

The expression "plej bona amiko" is long and can feel repetitive. Is there a common or a good way to express the same idea, but in a more concise way?
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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 to say "rather"?

I wonder how to translate "rather" in the meanings labelled 2, 3, 4 in its TheFreeDictionary entry: More readily; preferably: I'd rather go to the movies. More exactly; more accurately: He's ...
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What can come before "dankon"? Kio povas esti dirata antaŭ "dankon"?

The response to "dankon" is "nedankinde", so far so good. I'm looking for a third word used to be polite, to which the response is "dankon". I can't come up with an English version. It's kind of like "...
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Ĉu estas bona traduko por la angla vorto «gate»?

Kiel oni povas traduki la anglan vorton «gate», ekzemple por priskribi ĉi tiun objekton (la pordon en la barilo): La vortaroj de Lernu kaj John Wells havas pordego, sed al mi tio ŝajnas ne taŭga ĉar ...
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How to make an adjective of "tie"?

The title says it all. I would like to make an adjective relating to a place I am referring to via tie, much like I can create tiama from tiam in the fourth dimension. It does not need to be related ...
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Is there an official word for teenager?

This is from ReVo: dekkelkjarulo There must be a better word that this. This doesn't really role off the tongue very well. Is there an official word for teenager?
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What is "to skip" in Esperanto?

So far, I have neither heard nor thought of a good equivalent of the English to skip. Preterpasi is as close as I get, but it doesn't have the same meaning at all. Translating directly from my ...
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Kio estas la diferenco inter bezoni kaj necesi?

Mi komprenas ke bezoni alvenis de la franca kaj necesi estas latina vorto. Ĉu gravas la diferenco inter la du vortoj?
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How to translate card game terms?

My apologies if multiple word requests are off topic in single-word-requests. But all of these words are from a single category and I thought it might be handy to have them together in a single place ...
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Speeding/traffic ticket

Bileto ne ŝajnas ĝusta en tiu senco, mi trovis "monpuno," kaj tio havas sencon. Ĉu estas alia vorto aŭ ĉu vi uzas tiun? En mia vortaro de Benson mi ne trovis tradukon. Kaj kiel oni klarigas kia ĝi ...
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How to say "stirring spoon" in Esperanto?

I have tried ReVo, ESPDIC and Google Translate with no success. Maybe I am calling it wrong in English. It's an ilo that's suppossed to look like this: I noted besides "stirring" it's also called a "...
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Esperanto word for (gymnast’s) mat

I’m looking for a suitable translation for the object named “mat” in English and used in e.g. gymnastics or yoga: that is, either a piece of foam covered in vinyl/plastic/leather or a piece of PVC/...
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What is "jewelry" in Esperanto?

ReVo contains: jewel - juvelo jewelry box - juvelujo jewelry shop - juvelejo There are no hits for "jewelry" alone, and since the two last words are built from the root for jewel, I still have no ...
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Are there other alternatives to "ekzemple"?

If you write a text it can get very repetative if you use the same word too much. Of course it depends on the word, but ekzemple is, in my opinion, pretty "heavy". What can I say instead? Can I ...
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Season (of a tv show)

Kutime mi vidas ke oni uzas sezono por season. Ĉu sub la tria difino ĝi havas tiun sencon? "3 Jarparto, aparte taŭga aŭ favora por ia faro, okupo, komercofako ks. Aŭ ĉu estas pli taŭga vorto?
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A (blank)'s worth

How does one say "a (noun)'s worth of (noun)"? For instance: "I have a month's worth of work that I must finish in only one week!". This question was asked on Facebook, and I wanted to capture some ...
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What's the Esperanto word for "blockchain"?

What's the Esperanto word for blockchain? I am referring to the term used in cryptography.
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What is the Esperanto word for "intermediate"?

It is common to see people describe themselves as komencanto, but what word is used to describe a person who is at the intermediate level? The Wells dictionary lists three words for intermediate: meza,...
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Is there a popular translation for brain-freeze, yet?

Is there currently a well known translation for brain-freeze? There doesn't seem to be a page for it on Vikipedio or Vikivortaro so there might not be a popular word for it yet, right? If not, does ...
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How do you say "creepy"?

If you really think about it, some magical guy entering your house through the chimney in the middle of the night is kind of creepy. But how do you say creepy in Esperanto?
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What's "think tank" in Esperanto?

What's think tank in Esperanto? Literally tank means akvujo, so should it be pensakvujo? Does it make sense?
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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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How do I refer to intelligent life?

How do I refer to intelligent life? In English we tend to use sentient or sapient. (Although, sentient is technically incorrect, but it tends to be used more often.)
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How do you say "to name after"?

For example, In English I would say he was named after his grandfather because he has the same name as his grandfather. How would I express that in Esperanto?
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What word should I use for "funeral"?

The word I am looking for is the ceremony held when somebody has died. I found entombigo and enterigo at lernu.net, and ReVo gives me funebra. Entombigo and enterigo seems like perfect ...
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What is "cookie" in Esperanto?

ReVo and the lexicon at lernu.net both say biskvito, kekso. Biskvito is the one I've heard before. After searching through vortaro.net I'm thinking that keksoj are the salty, dry kind, while biskvitoj ...
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What do "liberala" and "liberalismo" mean in Esperanto?

This is a follow-up to the discussion in a recent question. Is there a consensus about what liberala and liberalismo mean? These words have very different connotations in different parts of the world....
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How can I say "overwhelming"?

"Overwhelming" as an adjective means very great in ammount or very strong. As a verb, it can be used figuratively to mean "have large emotional impact on" and has a sense of "too much to quickly" . ...
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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 is the word for "okay"? [duplicate]

I hear a lot of esperantists saying okay (okej) but I don't think that is a word. What should people say instead to acknowledge that a statement was heard? For example, should you say ho or nu? John: ...
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What is a good translation for "nerd" in the modern sense?

I'm looking for a good translation for "nerd" as it is used in modern English, i.e. a person obsessively interested in certain topics but possibly lacking socials skills. For example computer nerds, ...
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How can I say "I wonder"?

I have been missing the expression "I wonder" in Esperanto. The best I could come up with so far is "Mi scivolas", but I feel like that is "I want to know" or "I'm curious whether...". Would "mi ...
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Kiel oni tradukas „blurb“?

Temas pri la teksto, kiu troviĝas sur la malantaŭa kovrilo de libro. Ĉu ekzistas ĝusta vorto por tio en Esperanto? Mi ne sukcesis trovi tian en PIV kaj ReVo.
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Is there a better expression for "over there" than "tie"?

I usually understand tie as there, that is, meaning a place that's being spoken about or otherwise implied. Does it also have the meaning of over there, in the sense when I want to refer to a place ...
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What is "cute" in Esperanto?

ReVo says beleta, but I've never liked to use -et in compliments. It sounds kind of like "not good enough to be beautiful". Dolĉa is an option. It corresponds to the German "süß". But can it be used ...
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Ĉu oni uzu "knufli"?

Mankas al mi verbo en Esperanto. Iu proponis brakumadi sed ĝi ne sufiĉe kontentigas min. Temas pri intima ago. Oni sidas aŭ kuŝas apude, eble metas la brakojn ĉirkaŭ unu la alian aŭ karesas unu la ...
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Kiel esperantigi la esperimon "O2O"

O2O - Online to Offline ĉu la esperimo "enrete ĝis derete" taŭgas? ĉu vi havas ion mallongan? update: 28 Nov O2O as in "According to Jon Carder, CEO of O2O network Empyr, whose mission is to bridge ...
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