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Kio estas la diferenco inter “oferi” kaj “oferti”?

Mi volas diri ke mi oferas/ofertas iun servon aŭ varon. Kiun verbon mi uzu? Kaj en kia kunteksto oni uzu la alian vorton? Ekzemple: "Mi oferas/ofertas tranokteblecon post la zamenhofa festo."
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Kiu estu la signifo de “pardonon”?

Mi aŭdis homojn diri Pardonu min, Pardonu aŭ Pardonon kiam ili celas la saman aferon. Sed pri la lasta mi pensis: Se Dankon esprimas "Mi donas al vi dankon", ĉu Pardonon ne estas "Mi donas al vi ...
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What is the difference between post and poste?

I've seen both post and poste used in various places. Normally the -e ending signifies an adverb, but post is already an adverb on its own (as I understand it). Is it an error to use poste, or does ...
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What's the meaning of “ol”?

I seem to get ol mixed up with al a lot. There's probably an awesome explanation out there. I think I try to think of it as than, but it doesn't work exactly right in contexts like antaux ol.
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What is the difference between “trans” and “tra”?

These are some examples. Could you explain them, and mark the invalid ones? Mi iras tra la strato. Mi iras tra la straton. Mi iras trans la strato. Mi iras trans la straton.
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Is the “ge-” prefix in “gefratoj” necessary?

I was trying to translate the name of the game Smash Brothers into Esperanto. The best name I could find is Frakas-Gefratoj, but the ge- prefix feels clunky. I am wondering if I could remove it in ...
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Krom *unukornulo*, kiuj vortoj kun *-ul* havas nehomajn signifojn?

Mi ĵus lernis la vorton unukornulo, kaj pensis al mi, ke ĝi estus erara ĉar ne temas pri homo. Lau ReVo -ul tute ne havas nur homa signifon, sed la fundamentaj tradukoj uzas la vortojn person, Person,...
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Kion signifas silanverino?

(You're more than welcome to correct my grammar!) Mi estas leganta libron en Esperanto (Libazar' kaj Tero) kaj mi ofte trovas la saman vorton: silanverino. Sed, mi ne povas konjekti nek ĝian signifon ...
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The meaning of rekonilo

In reading the novel "La Sentimulo" (found online) I encountered the word "rekonilo", which I would translate as "thing to make something recognized" - possibly like an identity card? In the context ...
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What is the difference between “violkolora” and “purpura”?

The translation for purple is violkolora. However, the word purpura also exists. Does it refer to the same color, or is it more similar to the French "pourpre", which is more red?
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Does “priskribi” only relate to a written description?

My dictionary gives priskribi as a translation of “describe”. However, looking at the word one would think it means to write about something. Presumably the English word “describe” has a similar ...

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