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How do you say 'anyone' in Esperanto?

I'm trying to say 'Does anyone speak Esperanto here?'. Does anyone know the word for 'anyone'?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Speir_
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You might want to move your discussion thread to the Esperanto for English speakers forum, simply so that it will attract more responses.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
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You should relocate this to Esperanto forum

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryPotterJedi

I do not speak Esperanto, but I looked it up, and multiple websites said "anyone" in Esperanto is "iu."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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Did you check a dictionary?

https://lernu.net/en/vortaro

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZofiC
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Can we really say ajnulo? That's neat! Wish I'd known that before. :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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It's a rare word, but it's real. I wouldn't suggest you use it when you're still learning. Here's an example of the word used in context.

Mi speciale zorgis, ke ia ajnulo ĝin ne forprenu, ĉar tiam adiaŭ la hufumeto!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KiriharaFarsk
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That's a great dictionary by the way

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpet
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Laŭ mi la plej bona maniero diri tion estus: "Ĉu iu parolas Esperanton ĉi tie?".

"iu" estas la vorto kion vi bezonas.

Kial ne "iu ajn" aŭ "ajnulo"? Ege bona demando!

"iu" signifas, ke ni ne scias kiu, tio angle signifas "somebody/someone". "iu ajn" signifas, ke unu estas precize nedifina eĉ tute hazarde elektita, en la angla: "anyone (at all).

"Ĉu iu ajn parolas Esperanton ĉi tie?" signifus agle: "Is there at least anyone who speaks esperanto?"

ENGLISH

I think the best way to say this would be: "Ĉu iu parolas Esperanton ĉi tie?".

"iu" is the word that you need.

Why not "iu ajn" or "ajnulo"? Good question!

"iu" means that we don't know who. In English it means "somebody/someone". "iu ajn" means one not precisely definited, random. In English: "anyone (at all).

"Ĉu iu ajn parolas Esperanton ĉi tie?" would be in English: "Is there at least anyone who speaks esperanto?"

1 year ago
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