"Is dry cake normal?"

Translation:Ĉu seka kuko estas normala?

September 18, 2015

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AcerMapleB

Is "Cxu seka kuko normalas" acceptable?

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/trezapoioi1

Yep

July 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Novantico

I put ĉu estas which I know wasn't needed, but is it really completely wrong to include?

September 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

What's the whole sentence?

"Ĉu estas seka kuko estas normala?" ? You can't put two "estas" into the sentence like that.

September 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Novantico

That's not what I meant. I feel like it should be okay to say "Ĉu estas seka kuko normala?" with one only estas, at the beginning.

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

That should be acceptable, but it's unusual word order in my experience, and might be misleading ("garden-pathing") since I would understand "Ĉu estas seka kuko?" as meaning "Is there any dry cake?" and then suddenly there comes a "normala" and I have to re-parse the sentence to have the estas not existential but copular.

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/k1r4e

I did it this way, and it was counted correct.

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ouikouik

Do we always need to add "cxu" before every close-ended question?

Can "Estas seka kuko normala?" be accepted?

June 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Emmanuel_Almazan

You can't depend on the rising intonation for questions since not all languages have it, so that might be the only way to know it is a question.

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Oishlam

I think people may interpret it as "It is a dry, normal cake" due to Espearnto's lax word order.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Emmanuel_Almazan

If that were the case, my first thought to understand this sentence would be: Is there a normal dry cake? XD haha

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/R_R1234

Bedauxrinde, jes :(

June 20, 2018
Learn Esperanto in just 5 minutes a day. For free.