"Ni tre ŝatas nian estron."
Translation:We like our boss very much.
Does anybody know the origin of "estro"? I'm just curious. Usually I don't have troubles connecting Esperanto words to their origins, but with "estro" I didn't come to any conclusions. The same as "edzo" for "spouse" left me clueless.
According to https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/estro#Esperanto, "estro" is a "Back-formation from -estro ('leader')." And according to https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-estro#Esperanto, the suffix "-estro" is "Perhaps from the endings of Italian maestro, German Meister and Bürgermeister, and French bourgmestre."
According to https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/edzo, "edzo" is a "Back-formation from edzino, less the feminine suffix -ino.", and according to https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/edzino#Esperanto, "edzino" is "Perhaps back-formation from Yiddish רביצין (rebetsin, 'rebbetzin, rabbi's wife'). Zamenhof's explanation that it was from German Kronprinzessin ('Crown Princess') is thought to have been an attempt to avoid antisemitism."
But I'm not sure, in how far these pieces of information are right.
Thank you for the explanation! The "estro" one is totally understandable, the yiddish"edzo" one less transparent, but possible. You definitely deserve a Lingot!
Thanks for the Lingot, but I copied the major part of my answer from Wiktionary. ;) And a side benefit of answering your question was that I can now remember the word "estro". :)
Consider it a prize for supporting my own lazyness ;)
What about "We greatly like our boss." I reported that as being an ok translation.
I think that technically works, but it sounds clunky and a little weird to me as a native English speaker. "We really like our boss" sounds better to me.
estro is a generic suffixe for all kind of people with power over something or someone: of a ship, an office, a hotel, a province, town or village, a kingdom, an army or just 100 soldiers, some workers, officers or engineers. See http://vortaro.net/#estro
So manager is on of its translations
It is not correct word order in English. Esperanto has a more flexible word order. In English you may say "We like our boss a lot" or "We very much like our boss" but you may not break up the verb - object in the sentence as in "we like a lot our boss". So content is totally ok but word order is not.