https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Get your Esperanto questions answered

With the "sentences" tab not working, it's difficult to find if people are asking questions about the sentences they're seeing in the course. The Duolingo system is great for automated learning, but there is no substitute for being able to ask a question and get an answer from a real person.

If you've posted a question and not received an answer, I'd like to encourage you to post a link to the thread here - or repost the question as a comment below.

Someone will respond.

(If you post, please upvote the thread.)

February 12, 2017

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robotkolora
February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Mi respondis. Dankon al vi!

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eric.59

"I am amazed at the weather here."

Kaj dankon pri la iniciato.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Looks like Mizinamo replied to this in the meanwhile. Dankon Mizinamo.

Kaj Eric, nedankinde.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eric.59

"That individual was not a victim."

There are also other people pertinent questions in this comment I couldn't answer.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Looks like Mizinamo replied to this in the meanwhile.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Perhaps you can reply to the follow-up question on common word orders, though -- I haven't spoken to Esperantists much recently so I'm not sure of what's common and what isn't.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Sure. I was also going to reply about "viktimas".

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eric.59

Yet another -n ending question...

I thought I could answer myself, but I have to admit I'm confused on this one.

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Looks like Mizinamo replied. Hopefully this is clear now.

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Please do feel free to comment even if I have already.

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Usually you hit the nail on the head and I have nothing to add.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Dankon, Mi respondis.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samandriel6

Dankon

February 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Great question. I just replied with hopefully a great answer!

February 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eric.59

I didn't see the phrase "I mean" in the course. How would you translate that into Esperanto. I found subkomprenigi in the reta-vortaro, but it seems a bit heavy to me, ĉu vi scias kion mi subkomprenigas?

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

I've always gone for Ĉu vi scias kion mi volas diri? or perhaps celas diri.

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eric.59

Well, in fact, as often with Esperanto, it looks like French, tu vois ce que je veux dire ? By the way, it's how I found subkomprenigi in reta-vortaro: by looking for vouloir dire.

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

"Volas diri" is right.

Kion signifas tiu vorto?

Kion vi volas diri per tiu vorto?

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eric.59
March 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Mi respondis.

BTW, it looks like the sentences tab is working again so it seems like people are getting their questions answered more regularly lately.

March 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eric.59

Dankon.

March 21, 2017
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