Sentences beginning with estas

I had a quick question about Esperanto. I know when you start a sentence with estas it means "It is" (instead of having to say ĝi estas). Could you do the same with more than one object? What I mean is could I use estas to mean "There are" if I followed estas with a plural? Such as "Estas ĉiu homoj en la mondo"? Dankon!

February 23, 2016


Yes, for example, you could say "Estas multaj libroj en mia ĉambro" (There are many books in my room).

February 23, 2016

Dankon miz, mi ĉiam ĝuas vian helpon.

February 23, 2016

Estas mono en la monujo -> There is money in the wallet
Estas landoj en la mondo -> There are countries in the world
Estas la unua fojo ke mi faras tion -> It's the first time I do that or There are the first time I do that, but that sentence doesn't make sense, so it's only possible to translate it as "It's the first time I do that".
Estas la samaj nombroj -> They're the same numbers, or There are the same numbers

I hope I've helped :)

February 24, 2016

There are a few reasons a sentence would start with "estas." -- often these can be translated as "it is" or "there is" or "there are."

The other words in this kind of sentence shouldn't be thought of as the "object" - in fact, it is kind of like the subject. Changing word order can make that clear.

Havi amikojn estas amuze - having friends is fun Estas amuze havi amikojn - it's fun to have friends - having friends is fun

Estas tri pomoj sur la tablo - there are three apples on the table Tri pomoj estas sur la tablo - three apples are on the table

February 24, 2016
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