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Kiel “esperantigi” Stack Exchange? / How to “esperantize” Stack Exchange?

Multe da retejojn havas klarajn Esperantajn ekvivalentojn de siaj nomoj, kiujn oni vere uzas, ekz. fejsbuko, jutubo, vikipedio. Ŝajnas al mi, ke traduki aŭ transliteri "Stack Exchange" ne povus krei ...
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What is the easiest way to find Esperantized names of cities?

For a trip I am planning I have been looking in the pasporta servo for people in India. I've tryed searching for cities by the name from Google maps, but not a lot of people were found. Then I ...
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When is it appropriate with technical or scientific words to use transliteration vs the original word?

A good example of this is ATP, or adenosine triphospate. I know that the periodic table has been esperantized, but chemistry has a lot of specialty terms that probably won't be voted on by the ...
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Is Ni povas fari ĝin! a good translation of “We can do it”?

The picture of Rosie the Riveter is often combined with the phrase "We can do it!". The phrase Ni povas fari ĝin! is a literal translation that is correct - but does it really capture the essence of ...
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Translation of “Let it be”

I'm wondering what is a good translation of Let it be. It occurred to me that when I say estas ... a dummy it is assumed, but when the verb changes to estu ..., the dummy is now you (No I am not ...
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Kiel oni tradukas 'ETA' (Estimated Time of Arrival) esperante?

Mi vidis ke tiu mallongaĵo ETA(Estimated Time of Arrival) ankaŭ estas uzata kiel projektaj datlimoj. Kiel pli efiki traduki ĝin esperante?
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Kiel traduki „breaking news“ al Esperanto?

Temas pri novaĵo, kiu estas tiel grava, ke indas interrompi la ordinaran elsendon de televido, radio, ktp. Mi ne povas trovi ekzemplojn de tiu esprimo en PIV, nek en ReVo. Kompreneble, rompanta ...
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Kiel traduki “job advertisement” al Esperanto?

Do, kiel? Mi ne povis trovi tradukon en PIV, nek en ReVo, kaj la gugla tradukilo (kompreneble, mi tute ne kredas ĝin) aludas pri: anonco de laborposteno Ĉu tio estas ĝusta, kaj se ne — kion mi uzu?...
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How to translate “downstream” and “upstream”?

"Downstream" and "upstream" can mean different things. They can be either adjectives or adverbs, and refer to either directions or relative positions. Refering to directions, I believe that laŭflue ...
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Kiel traduki „now that“ al Esperanto? [duplicate]

En unu el la novaĵoj pri Amikumu en Kickstarter, Richard Delamore (Evildea) skribas en la angla (ekstrakto): Now that we have reached our Events stretch goal, we… kaj poste la saman en Esperanto: ...
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How to say “common sense” in Esperanto?

I want to say "use your common sense" in Esperanto. How can I translate this to Esperanto? I found "sana prudento" in Reta Vortaro, so can I just say "uzu vian sanan prudenton?
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Words for extrovert / introvert?

When I use the word "extrovert", I'm referring to someone who gains energy / recharges through social interactions. Similarly, when I use the word "introvert", I'm referring to someone who gains ...
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How do you translate “Oh woe is me”?

The original phrasing is in yiddish, which is Oy vey ist mir (אױ װײ איז מיר). This is just a simply phrase that is said when something bad happens to oneself. According to google translate, the ...
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Use of se … tiam … in logical statements

When writing mathematics or logic, one uses the construction "if A, then B" such as "if triangle ABC is equilateral, then its angles are all equal". I know the translation is se A, tiam B. But I ...
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Does profunda also mean philosophically deep?

I understand that profunda translates to "deep", as in "deep water". La rivero estas profunda. But in English we often use the word deep to mean philosophically deep, or profound, as in profound ...
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Translate 'You must leave room for nature'

I am trying to translate 'You must leave room for nature' and I am not sure how to translate the word 'room' in this context. So far I have considered: Vi devas lasi ĉambron por naturo. (google's ...
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Kiel oni diras esperante “to harass”?

Kiel oni diras esperante “to harass” aŭ “harassment”? En la Telegrama grupo ni konkludis, ke “sexual harassment” povus esti tradukata kiel “seksmolesto” (ĉu ekzistas pli bona traduko?). Tamen, ĉu “...
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Are there any major Esperanto translation projects for either open source software or moddable games?

Once I'm better at the language, I'd like to contribute to something like this- it'd be nice to play Skyrim in Esperanto for example.
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How do I translate “hate speech”?

As a moderator of a Telegram group, I once had to block a user. What words can I use to translate "hate speech"? Here's a definition: Speech that attacks groups because of their ethnic origin, ...
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How do you say “you all” in Esperanto?

In order to express "Y'all", do you simply say "vi ĉiuj"? Addendum: I thought my question was clear - I know "you" and "vi" are equivalent - both used for singular and plural "yous" (hihi). Language ...
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How can I translate these sentences expressing probability or uncertainty?

In Italian I can use the Future Tense not to express something that will surely happen in the future. For example: Referring to myself, talking with somebody Andrò a letto. (I am bored. Maybe ...
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How do I say “back in the day”?

I'm looking for an expression that I can use to express "back in the day, when I was young, we used to...". Something like the German damals. I'm not sure if I can use pasintece or maybe tiatempe or ...
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What were Clarence Bicknell's Esperanto translations of Alfred Tennyson's poems published in?

I've found a lot of places claiming that he produced these translations, but no one seems to know where they were published(or whether they still exist at all in any format, for that matter).
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How does one translate “to make someone do something”?

I understand that devigi means "to compel, to force", but how would one translate it with another action? For example: Don't make me do that I make her take pictures of me Would these sentences be ...
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What would I call a “do not buy from” list?

I would prefer not to use nigralisto, which I assume but cannot confirm is the Esperanto term for 'blacklist'.
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Is there a group established to translate books into Esperanto

I'm searching for a group that translates books into Esperanto and would like to volunteer some of my time to help in the endeavor of translating. Duolingo has an immersion feature that allows several ...
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Kiel traduki “sign language” respekteme?

Mi aŭdis hodiaŭ, ke surduloj preferas la terminon signallingvo, ĉar ili konsideras signolingvo insulta en Esperanto. Aliaj diras, ke gestlingvo estas insulta. Mi simple neniam aŭdis signallingvo en ...
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Traduko por antipop

Kiel vi dirus "antipop"? Kaj en la angla kaj en la hispana oni uzas tiun vorton, do, antipopa estus nova radiko, sed "anti" ne estas esperanta prefikso. Do, ĉu pli bone kontraŭpoa? Ĉu filtro aŭ ...
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How do I say “best practice” in Esperanto?

"Best practice" is a way that is generally accepted as the best way to do something, something one can see as the best or ideal way of doing things. It might be a standard that people strive for in an ...
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How does one say “suit yourself” in Esperanto?

The idiom "suit yourself" in English means something like feel free to [do something] your way, if you don't want to do it mine, with a slight disapproval directed towards the other person's way. Is ...
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How do I translate “outsourcing”?

This is one of those words that people keep using in English even though they're speaking German or Swedish. Google translate suggested "subkontraktado", but I didn't find it in ReVo. I think an ...
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Kiel oni tradukas “Memento mori” al Esperanto?

Nu, mi konas aliajn tradukaĵojn al la hispana, angla, ktp., kaj ĉiuj estas ege malsamaj inter ili (laŭ mi). Mi supozas, ke la ĝusta kaj ekzakta senco el la latina frazo varias en ĉiu lingvo sed tio ...
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How can I say “in the long run”?

The expression in the long run is used when talking about long-term consequences. We will profit from it in the long run. I'm sure it's the best solution in the long run. In the long run, this ...
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How do I say “Thank you, Captain Obvious?”

How do I say "Thank you, Mr. Obvious?" Or is it "Captain Obvious"? Anyway, this is a slang response when someone says something that is known to the other person - and this should be obvious to the ...
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How do you say “root beer”?

So I'm struggling a bit with the accusatives and saying "root beer" is confusing me a bit. Root is radiko, and beer is biero. Do I say radiko biero, radikon bieron, or radiko bieron? Or is it ...
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How does one say “one bad apple…” in Esperanto?

The idiom "one bad apple spoils the (whole) bunch", or the alternate form "one bad apple spoils the barrel", means that a bad person, policy, etc, can ruin everything around it. Is there a way to ...
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How can I say “don't take it personally”?

Expressions are often difficult to translate. Word-by-word isn't always comprehensible. Does "ne prenu tion persone" work for this one? He criticizes everyone, don't take it personally. Don't take ...
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How to translate “router” to Esperanto?

What is a good translation for the word “router”? I've heard the word “enkursigilo” before, but I don't fully understand why this word translates to “router”.
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How to translate “butterscotch pie” to Esperanto?

Butterscotch is a kind of English confectionnary and flavour. I am not sure what it is, but according to the article, it contains brown sugar, butter and other things. The French wikipédia article ...
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How to translate “to manage to do something”?

In German this would be the verb zurechtkommen, it's meaning being very close to to succeed, but emphasis being more on the not failing part. Examples in English: It was hard to raise two children ...
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What is the most common way to say “update” in Esperanto?

I know that there are at least three words that convey that meaning (verb and noun): ĝisdatigi/o aktualigi/o novigi/o It seems to me that these days the most used one is ĝisdatigi, which to me seems ...
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Kion mi diru se mi fartas nek bone, nek malbone?

Se iu demandas al mi: Kiel vi fartas? Kion mi respondu kiam mi fartas nek bone, nek malbone. En aliaj lingvoj mi konas so-und-so (germana), comme ci comme ça (franca) kaj sådär (sveda).
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How would one translate “swag”?

Since swag generally means the coolness of a person (e.g. I have swag, I am a swaggy person), would mojosegeco or mojoseco be a good translation for swag?
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How to say “Smooth!” in Esperanto

I want to say "smooth" in Esperanto. Or something like "es läuft wie geschmiert", "det går som på räls". Is there an Esperanto expression for this? Thank you!
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How to translate “logo” to Esperanto?

I've heard everything: emblemo, ikono, logotipo, marko, etc. I'd really love to have a general word that I can use like in English, but I'm doubtful that this exists in Esperanto. Is there any word ...
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How to translate “social media manager” to Esperanto?

I'm thinking social is socia, media could be komunikila and manager could be administranto, but that all feels very clunky. Any idea for something that sounds much better?
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Is there a word in Esperanto for “lightsaber”?

From Star Wars, the word lightsaber. For those who might not know, in Star Wars a lightsaber is pretty much a glowing blade of laser light that slices through anything. I know that luma or hela might ...
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How can I translate “creationist”?

From ReVo I know that creationism is kreismo in Esperanto. Is then kreismulo a person who believes in creationism?
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Pass and fail in Esperanto?

When we're talking about testing, something can "pass" or "fail" a test. (Bestanden/nicht bestanden). How is this expressed in Esperanto? I'm looking for one word for each expression, like this: "...
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How do you say “Affirmative action”?

Inherent in this phrase is that it is something positive, and that needs to be retained in the translation, I think. How should I translate "affirmative action"?