"Kial ne mendi pli da picoj?"

Translation:Why not order more pizzas?

August 14, 2015



As an American from the north east, one does not order more pizzas. One orders more pizza. More pizzas sounds like you do not understand what the food is.

January 6, 2017


I'm curious why mendi is in the infinitive in this sentence. I would have expected mendas.

August 14, 2015


"Mendas" is a present form of the verb "mendi" and as such it needs a subject. But there is no subject. It's only a question about ordering pizzas.

August 14, 2015


"Pluvas" means "(it) rains". There is no subject either, at least not it's not visible in Esperanto. Yet that's what you say, not "pluvi"

August 15, 2015


Yes, "pluvas" is the verb which doesn't have a subject. The reason is simple there is no subject. It just happens by itself. In English it is "It rains". But what is "it"?

August 15, 2015


I think because it's an answer after another sentence/question: "cxu vi volas mendi du picojn?"- "kial ne mendi pli da picoj?" "Do you want to order two pizzas?" - "why not order more pizzas?" At least, that makes sense (both grammarwise and ordering more pizzas is always a good idea)

October 23, 2015


Ĉar iliaj picoj esta bluaj kaj havas tiom multe da oleoj.

May 20, 2016


After dozens of times of re-listening I still cannot determine what words are being said. Anyone else have that problem, where the entire sentence sounds like one long word?

December 13, 2016


Why is it assumed "you"? I used "we", since there are no pronouns and any instance with multiple pizzas sounds like a many-person event.

August 10, 2017


Surely in English you order "more pizza", not "more pizzas".

July 1, 2018
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