"Vi tamen estis kreema!"

Translation:You were, however, creative!

September 20, 2015

7 Comments


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Would the emphasis shift with the word order of tamen in this sentence, like however would in English?

You were, however, creative! (i.e. Your answer was wrong, but you were creative!) =? Vi estis tamen kreema! You, however, were creative! (i.e. He was unoriginal, but you were creative!) =? Vi tamen estis kreema!

September 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jxetkubo

Yes, it would, but you have to put before the part you want to emphasise.

Tamen vi estis kreema.

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/daviddempsay

What part of speech is "tamen"? Does anyone know what language it is from?

I often find myself wondering such things. Can someone recommend a good Esperanto dictionary that includes the derivation of words?

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Charli918

It's an adverb, directly taken from Latin.

Source: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/tamen#Esperanto

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/daviddempsay

Thanks!

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RomajiAmulo

Try Wikidictionary

April 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RomajiAmulo

Sed, verda ne estas kreema koloro

April 16, 2017
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