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"Spegulo povas esti utila."

Translation:A mirror can be useful.

August 14, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hellomidnight

Por trovi vampirojn.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aleksescomu

Kaj pli utilas se vi ne ŝatas la veron :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

I've seen this image before -- on an Esperanto worksheet!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HWF10

Why does it have the sufix "ulo"? Is a mirror an individual?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rippler

Mirrors are people too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/harlandski

The the "ul" is part of the root. spegul-o http://vortaro.net/#spegulo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aynrandssidehoe

Constructed language problems


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zerozeroone

Actually, it's a problem for normal languages as well.

As somebody else on Duolingo pointed out; in English, a singer sings and a painter paints, but a finger doesn't fing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/harlandski

Yes, in this case arising from Zamenhof's aim to include recognizable words (German: Spiegel) Also *speg is not a root in itself as far as I can tell


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/camcamcam753

Good job translator XD

A police stops a blonde conductor and asks for her driving force. She asks: "What is this driving force?" "It's the document in which you have your photo." The blond girl looks for in the bag and finds a spider. She looks in it and thinks that it might be that. So she gives it to him, he looks into it and indulgently says: "You could immediately say that you also belong to police."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vabelie

"Good job" indeed…
To help beginners:

A policeman stops a blonde driver and asks for her driving licence.
She asks: "What is this driving licence thing?"
"It's the document on which you have your photo."
The blond girl searches in her handbag and finds a pocket mirror. She looks in it and thinks that it might be that. So she gives it to him, he looks into it and indulgently says: "You could have said at once that you also belong to the police."

sfuspvwf npj


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FredCapp

Ni ankaŭ foje uzas la spegulojn por komuniki kun malapuduloj.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Piktoll

Why isn't handy acceptable for "useful"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/harlandski

It might be - report it. Though my English-Esperanto dictionary gives "oportuna, faciluza" as a translations for "handy".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephieRice

Spegulo sur la muro estas utilega

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