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Why "nigra truo" is a concept that uses two words instead of one?

Nigra truo is an adjective next to a noun. It can be any hole that happens to be black. I was surprised to find that this "word" is in ReVo and is used for speaking about the cosmic object named black ...
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How do you translate "Top 10 X" (in the title of an article or video)?

A popular kind of article and videos are Top 10 X, which is a list of 10 X things that are considered the best by the author. In French, we often add a grammatical article to this expression: Top 10 ...
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How do you say "backstory" (of a book/game/movie)?

I am having trouble translating this word in this sentence: The backstory of the game will be familiar for those who watched the movie. Here, the backstory is not the story of the game, but what ...
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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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How do you say "good grades (or marks)" in school?

The word grades (or marks) can be translated into many things. I am having trouble finding the correct way to translate it into Esperanto. I am asking specifically about the grades you receive in ...
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How to say "streak"?

When you make a lesson every day on Duolingo, you have a streak of x days. Which word/expression one would preferably use for that in Esperanto? Which other meanings would it also have?
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How is "last resort" translated into Esperanto?

By "last resort", I mean: a course of action or option that one would only use when all others have failed, because it's unwanted. I can't think of any reasonable way to translate this into Esperanto. ...
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What is a good translation of ‘never mind’?

What would be a good translation of never mind? I mean the following sense: If you're about to say something, but then realize that you no longer need to say that or no longer require a response to ...
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How do I translate "eternity"?

For example, in Those that disobeyed were frozen in place for all of eternity. how should I translate eternity? Specifically, how do I translate it in the context of a small eternity?
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How do you say "thud"?

How do you say thud in Esperanto, as in something heavy hitting the ground? Are there multiple ways to say it?
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How do you say "blank" in Esperanto?

While playing a game with several experienced Esperanto players, nobody had a good solution to this. How would you pronounce a sentence like this one: “En mia domo estas ______ ĉambroj” In English, ...
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How do you say "sunburn" in Esperanto?

I found sunfrapo in PIV, but I can't find any evidence that this term is actually used for “sunburn”. The only examples I can find seem to refer to heat stroke. (PIV lists both definitions.)
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How does one say "Count to 10" in Esperanto?

How do I ask someone to count to 10 in Esperanto? By that, I want him to say "1", then "2", then "3" ... up until "10". Is there a word or a sentence for that?
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How do I say "until" in Esperanto?

The difference that I am looking for is one that I use in German like this: bis einschließlich Freitag — "until, including, Friday". How is this handled in Esperanto? Until in English can be a bit ...
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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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Which verb to use for taking part in a lesson as a student?

What is the best way to say that I took part in a lesson as a student? Mi ???-is lecionon. ?
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What is "PE" in Esperanto?

What Esperanto word may be used to translate the English "PE"? I'm talking about the subject in school, Physical Education.
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How to translate ‘anyway’?

What is a good translation for the word anyway with the meaning of getting back to a previously interrupted subject? Say you're talking about something, then you go off on some tangent. Usually when ...
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How do I translate "willpower"?

How do I translate willpower, for example in the following sentence? Willpower alone is often not enough to overcome addiction.
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What is "dish" in Esperanto?

I'm looking for a particular meaning of this word. Online I found these English definitions: "Food that is prepared in a particular way." "A particular variety or preparation of food: Sushi is a ...
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What is "clue" in Esperanto?

What is "clue" in Esperanto? I mean, in the sense of a little piece of information, given to help somebody find the anwer to some question, for example a riddle or puzzle. "Hint" might be an English ...
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What is "football field" in Esperanto?

I've tried to find a proper word for this. Any suggestions? Something that works for other sports too would be extra appreciated.
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How to translate "milkshake" in Esperanto?

This word is absent in all the dictionaries I use. Is there a common way to refer to a milkshake, or how to construct a word that would be understood?
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How to translate "Regularly" (meaning: at constant intervals)?

I am looking for a word/adjectif/adverb that means that something is happening again and again after a fixed amount of time. I would be tempted to use "regule", but that word is unclear since it can ...
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Alternatives for "desaponti"

According to PIV desapont/i (tr) Ne kontentigi la esperojn de iu. I find this word quite handy, but it is rare (so often not understood), and is not in the Fundamento nor in an Oficiala Aldono. ...
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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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What are the Esperanto words for Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, and Tamil?

I'm putting together a flash card deck of world languages and I can't seem to find these on a dictionary I trust. I have Persian as "persa" but I would like a word for Farsi.

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