"Hug me!"

Translation:Brakumu min!

September 1, 2015



Umo = thingy Brako = arm

Hug = Arm thingy?

September 1, 2015


Since learning this, "do the arm thingy" has become slang in our house for "give me a hug" :)

April 7, 2016


Kind of like "Do something vague (but specific) with your arms".

"um" has a very vague meaning - it will have a different meaning in different words.

So you essentially have to learn -um- words as a whole -- that "brakumi" means "to hug" but "manumo" is a cuff (at the end of a shirt sleeve) and not "a hug with your hands" or "a clap" or "wringing your hands" or anything like that.

September 1, 2015


Surely with esperanto manumo could mean all those things? Isn't that part of what gets people all excited about the language? Being able to construct any word one wants, and say the exact same thing in many different ways?

May 1, 2017


Anyone know of an 'um' word list?

October 24, 2015


I think that it should be "brakvolvi" as in "wrap your arms around". Wouldn't it make more sense?

March 15, 2017


Perhaps brakiĉirkaŭ?

May 1, 2017
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