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"He fears the dog."

Translation:Li timas la hundon.

August 14, 2015

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

How can I remember "timas" means fear?


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


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

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


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mapna42

Is there a similar word for fear in another language? (Not latin)


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mapna42

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.

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