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"Both languages are hard."

Translation:Ambaŭ lingvoj estas malfacilaj.

2 years ago

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Isnt "both" kaj?

2 years ago

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This is the trouble with translating words rather than ideas.

"Kaj" can be used in sentences like "Kaj la franca kaj la angla estas malfacilaj."

"Ambaŭ" can be used in sentences like "Ambaŭ" lingvoj estas malfacilaj.

It's true that both these words would be translated "both" but they mean different things. "Kaj" introduces a list of two things. "Ambaŭ" stands in the sentence in place of spelling out what those two things are and calls to mind that they must have been mentioned previously.

2 years ago

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Can I say: "mi lernas ambaŭ lingvojn"?

5 days ago

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Not as a translation of this sentence, but yeah, it's a valid sentence.

5 days ago