"Sofia ŝatas bestojn, krom aligatoroj."
Translation:Sofia likes animals, except alligators.
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For "krom" to mean "except," shouldn't there be some indicator that Sofia likes ALL animals? The sentence reads to me as, "Sofia likes animals, including alligators," since "krom" can be "including" or "excepting" depending on context. Am I missing something obvious?
I don't think it can ever mean “including”, otherwise even with the context you wouldn't be able to guess it.
The thing is, it can sometimes translate as “besides”, but I suppose it is in the sense “except for” and not in the sense “in addition to”. It is English which is ambiguous…