"Silence!"

Translation:Silenton!

August 21, 2015

6 Comments

Sorted by top post

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

Would 'Silentu' work as well?

August 21, 2015

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

Yes, "silentu" is to tell someone to be silent. "Silenton" is short for asking someone to be silent.

June 9, 2017

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

Yes.

August 21, 2015

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

As well? I would have thought silentu was the only correct answer?

January 27, 2017

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

Silenton is short for silenton mi petas, or similar kinds of requests.

Although I completely agree that "Silence!" Should only translate to "Silentu" as that English contains no politeness nor request, it is always a direct command.

June 9, 2017

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

Alternatively, someone could just be exclaiming.

Like "Ahh, silence!" Without the "ahh".

June 9, 2017
Learn Esperanto in just 5 minutes a day. For free.