https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

DuoLingo Esperanto Book

Hello, fellow language learners! :)

I am working my way through the Esperanto tree and I thought it would be helpful to share what I've been working on: a compiled "book" of all of the lessons (including vocabulary and example sentences) and helpful comments!

I have decided to make the "book" in parts, and release each part here as I finish it. The number of parts will correspond to the "checkpoints" in the DuoLingo Tree (except for Parts 3, 4, 5, and 6 which correspond to one big bunch of lessons before a checkpoint in the tree):

  • Part 1: Basics through Plurals (download here)
  • Part 2: Da/De through Infinitive (download here)
  • Part 3: Questions through Numbers
  • Part 4: Dates/Time through Cond. Verb
  • Part 5: Adverbs through Affixes 2
  • Part 6: Expression through Concepts

Note: Any small edits (e.g. accent marks, spaces, etc.) will be made in the final compiled book of all six parts (which I will make once all six parts are complete). Larger changes (e.g. grammar) can be made as soon as they are pointed out. If you see any changes that need to be made, please feel free to let me know! :)

Updates:

  • 2/10/16: Part 1 is complete!
  • 2/13/16: Made some edits to Part 1 and re-uploaded it! Almost finished with Part 2 (three topics to go!).
  • 2/17/16: Part 2 is complete! This marks how much I have gotten through in the Esperanto tree thus far. I will start working on Part 3 soon!
February 11, 2016

56 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AislinC
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That's an extremely well made book, very professional looking and super helpful! Now I don't have to open up skills every time to be able to read the notes. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it with us!

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Thank you so much! :D I made the front and back "covers" in Photoshop and got the graphics from Google. I'm super happy to help! You're very welcome! :)

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

I will second what AislinC said, very nice work.

February 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Chelsinder

Oh my goodness that is absolutely beautiful and so so helpful!! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, that is so thoughtful. I really hope you will be continuing this project as it is a wonderful and well made resource! I will be subscribing to this post :) please have some lingots as a thank you xx

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Aw gosh, thank you! :D I gave you some lingots too! I will definitely be continuing this project and finishing it! The course tree is long, but my goal is to finish it between the end of February - early March. I'll post download links to the rest of the parts as I finish them! :)

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyLiadin

This is fantastic and quite helpful! Dankon!

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Nedankinde! :)

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zubiz
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Part 1 of the book is very well made. I wish it was available earlier when I started.

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Thank you! :) I hope to have the full book done soon!

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandaUrso

Not gonna' lie, I thought this was going to be a link to a Childrens/Intermediate Esperanto book. Still nice though! Thanks!

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Ah, sorry for the confusion! ^^;; You're very welcome! :)

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

I actually love this! I just want to make sure it is accurate! Sorry for the edits.

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Thank you very much for your feedback! I appreciate it! :) Feel free to let me know about anything else you find!

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

Great work creambun. However the 'files don't exist...' in the links (I missed the opportunity).

Have you progressed after part2?

July 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RickyFreeman1

yes, this is very nice and helpful. Dankon

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Great to hear! Nedankinde! :)

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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Wow, thats good and sooooo thoughtful to share. Thanks

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

No problem! :)

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mallumejo
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Tre bona

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Nedankinde! :)

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Q-Allat
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Tre bona! Dankon!

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Nedankinde! :)

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/cliff900
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Excellent. Thanks!

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

You're very welcome! :)

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/cidcesar9
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Thank you !!

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

You're very welcome! :)

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RuskiGermans4Eva

Awesome work! Can I use this for a physical Esperanto class I'm teaching?

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Thank you! Certainly, you may! :)

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Miss_Jaina

Oh wow! that's amazing. thank you so much for sharing it with everyone! :D

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Thank you! And you're very welcome! We're all learning together after all :)

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

Quick edit:

Knabino dancas rapide. => "A girl dances quickly." not "The girl dances quickly [or fast]."

"The" implies "la".

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

Another quick edit:

Page 16: Bonan nokton, gis la revido! => Bonan nokton, gxis la revido!

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

Quick edit:

Page 17: Viro kisas belan virinon. (A man kisses the beautiful woman.) Belan virinon kisas viro. (A man kisses the beautiful woman.)

=>

Viro kisas la belan virinon. (A man kisses the beautiful woman.) La belan virinon kisas viro. (A man kisses the beautiful woman.)

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/lingokd
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Thank you for putting this together!

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

Page 20:

Si amas lin kaj min! => Sxi amas lin kaj min!

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

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cokolada lakto => cxokolada lakto

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

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La virino havas bongustan cocokladon. => cxokoladon

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

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Mi satas ilin. => Mi sxatas ilin.

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Thanks again for your feedback! :)

February 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/syntaxosaurus
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As others have said--beautiful job. Do I understand correctly that you're planning to compile all the parts into one file when you're finished? In any case, thanks for all your work!

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Thank you! :) Yes, you are correct! I will share the full compiled project once all six parts are finished. :)

February 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

page 31:

oranĝkolore – orange (the color)** => orangxkolora

February 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

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andgranda (big) => and granda (big) [missing space on my copy]

February 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

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The vocabulary section doesn't feel as consistent since you stopped using "(plural, accusative)" after -oj and -n ending words. The other Lessons follow this format.

February 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

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La knabino estas granda, ĉar ŝimanĝas multe. => La knabino estas granda, ĉar ŝi manĝas multe. [missing space]

February 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

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La esperantistoj legas vortarojn enkafejo. => La esperantistoj legas vortarojn en kafejo.[missing space]

February 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

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La du gepatroj estas la patro kaj lapatrino. => La du gepatroj estas la patro kaj la patrino. [missing space]

February 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wardjm

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Mi havas kvar tagojn, sed mirapide lernas. => Mi havas kvar tagojn, sed mi rapide lernas. [missing space]

February 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rtorassa

I just finished the first part of Esperanto thanks to your excellent book. I am ready to start the second part and would love to use your book again. Do you know when you might have that part ready? It really is a fantastic help!

February 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Wonderful! :D Part 2 is ready, I am actually uploading it right now! The link to download it should be available shortly! :)

February 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Q-Allat
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Mojosa! Via libro estas tre bona!

February 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Dankon! Mi estas feliĉa ke vi ŝatas gin! :)

February 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Margot248886

Tre bone! Dankon!

February 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/creambun

Nedankinde! :)

February 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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Are you still intending to put together the whole course?

April 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/suilfuz

You are doing a great job by creating this book. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

February 21, 2016
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