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"Mi faris prelegon en la klubo pri Esperanto."

Translation:I gave a talk in the club about Esperanto.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/donaldo_zouras

Is the club about Esperanto or is the talk about Esperanto?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricHParker

.. about Esperanto - presumably the club has some other purpose.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Could be either, I think.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Migranto
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I noticed that, too. I think the sentence would have been more clear if it said, "Mi faris prelegon pri Esperanto en la klubo."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DominicSal294966

Linguistic ambiguity - I see it holds true in Esperanto as well

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gresillon.org

A 'club about Esperanto' is usually called "klubo de Esperanto" (or "Esperantoklubo").
It is better to put "pri Esperanto" directly after (or before) "faris prelegon" (or "prelegis").

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Does "hold a lecture" also work in English, or is this a Germanism (einen Vortrag halten)?

Google finds examples, but they may be from non-native speakers.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephieRice
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I am a native speaker in a native speaking country and in our state university you will often hear "hold a lecture" or "held a lecture" used.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gresillon.org

The "standard language" is sometimes the language of the person who first edited dictionary in a given language. Martin Luther translated the Bible into German and his language become "standard German", although other dialects remain in other regions, which are widely used there.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Migranto
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You would be understood, but it's non-standard.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JakeH1
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Who says "gave a talk"? Never heard that before.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricHParker

"gave a talk" is absolutely standard English

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/richardwatts1

yep, see Ted Talks

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CameronAvocado

:D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gresillon.org

Cami, prelegu antaĆ­ viaj amikoj pri Esperanto

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CameronAvocado

Mi provis, sed ili ne sxatas lerni lingvojn :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/victory_ave
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Yes. Like, classes are held on weekends.

2 years ago