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What is the difference between "gaja", "ĝoja" and "feliĉa"?
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Feliĉa is happy as in content. This is not the best translation but reflects the long-term nature of the status. You are feliĉa if you have a good life, a happy family, no troubles. You can largely ...

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Language with sounds closest to Esperanto
8 votes

Czech (IPA @ Wikipedia, Omniglot) has č = ĉ š = ŝ ž = ĵ ch = ĥ dž = ĝ and does not distinguish between u and ŭ in writing (au, ou are read as diphthongs and so is eu in loanwords). All other ...

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Is there a difference between "temperaturo" and "varmeco"?
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I believe that varmeco is not a physical quantity. It's just a quality of being warm (Oliver Manson has the best translation: warmth). It can be compared to some extent but does not have any proper ...

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Akuzativo kaj "en"
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8 votes

Oni uzas -n kun lokaj prepozicioj por signifi direkton. Sen -n la frazo dirus "estante en unu tombo, ni enterigis ...", kio, kvankam gramatike ĝusta, havas alian signifon. Pli informoj estas troveblaj ...

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Why is Ŭ the only hat-letter [Ĉ, Ĝ, Ĥ, Ĵ, Ŝ, Ŭ] that doesn't use a circumflex?
8 votes

As opposed to the ĉapelo, the luneto has an explicit historic inspiration. Wikipedia states that It is thought that ŭ was created by analogy with the Belarusian letter ў (Cyrillic u with breve), ...

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Converting verbs to nouns
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6 votes

Yes, there is, and the reason you found it to be hard find by keywords may be that this is actually a trivial task in Esperanto that goes beyond the specific case of verbs and nouns. Any word is ...

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What is the difference between "teda" and "enua"?
5 votes

Beginner warning! Anyone please fix me if I am wrong. Based on examples from the Vortaro, I feel a distinction between them because they would translate to different words in my language (at least I ...

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How to translate "what if" to Esperanto?
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For "What would happen if", I would say "Kio, se...". But for "What do I do if..." or "what would you say if...", I would rather use the accusative, "Kion, ...

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How do I type the Esperanto letters with accents on Linux?
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It should be noted, too, that one can easily extend the Compose mechanism. Here's my ~/.XCompose with a shortcut I find particularly practical (I just double tap the corresponding letter): <...

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Ĉu oni povas tajpi esperante sur aparato de PocketBook?
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3 votes

Ne defaŭlte, sed oni povas krei kaj alŝuti novajn klavararanĝojn facile. Mi ĵus kreis esperantan aranĝon laŭ via respondo (q → ŝ, w → ĝ ktp.). Oni povas ĝin elŝuti ĉi-tie. Oni devos tiun dosieron savi ...

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What does "jes" and "ne" mean when responding to negative questions?
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Very nice answers so far, it just seems no one discussed the situation if I wanted to say I actually did the homework (German doch / French si), so here's for completeness. In such situation, I would ...

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How do we tackle creating an Esperantujo "census", or begin gaining a picture of our actual demographics?
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I was writing this as another question but I think it will work better here. I may be an optimist but in my eyes a single, direct, official, worldwide Esperanto census built specifically for that ...

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