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"He fears the dog."

Translation:Li timas la hundon.

August 14, 2015



How can I remember "timas" means fear?


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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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