"He fears the dog."

Translation:Li timas la hundon.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/andrewgtreantos

How can I remember "timas" means fear?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Siavel

To help me remember, I like to look at the etymology of a word or think of a similar word in a language I know. In this case, the mnemonic I am using is that timas makes me think of timid, and timid people are often afraid. Hopefully thinking of something like that would help you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andrewgtreantos

Thanks Drea, that's one that works for me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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How do you remember any Esperanto words? Constant practise, I suppose.

Perhaps for this word, Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes may help, if that's a saying that you know? (I fear the Danaans/Greeks even if they bring gifts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeo_Danaos_et_dona_ferentes )

Esperanto timi is related to this Latin word timeĊ.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mapna42
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Is there a similar word for fear in another language? (Not latin)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Siavel

This website may help: HTTP://remush.be/etimo/etimo.html.

I can't check it myself, as I am using my phone, but hopefully it has your answer.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mapna42
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Thank you, that's a really helpful website. What I got from it for this question is that timi is the same root as intimidate.

3 years ago
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