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Any trick for remembering special (aǔ) adverbs?

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The special adverbs (i.e. the ones that don't take on the -e ending) consistently give me trouble, especially the ones that end in -aǔ, listed on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Esperanto_adverbs

What tricks have others learned for memorizing the meaning of these adverbs?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
salivanto
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> almenaŭ at least conjunction and adverb

The Latin is something like al-minus -- literally at-least.

> ambaŭ both adjective and adverb

Ambidextrous. He writes with both hands.

> ankaŭ also adverb

Latin is something like "anque"... I can't think of any obvious English cognates.

> ankoraŭ still, yet conjunction and adverb

Encore, encore... keep on playing. We want you to still play.

> apenaŭ barely adverb

Literally at effort (peno=effort). It takes effort for this to count. It barely counts.

> baldaŭ soon adverb

German, bald, soon. Soon he will be bald.

> ĉirkaŭ around preposition and adverb

circumference is the line around a circle.

> hieraŭ yesterday noun and adverb

From French for yesterday.

> hodiaŭ today noun and adverb

From Latin for today.

> kvazaŭ as if conjunction and adverb

This is directly related to the prefix "quasi".

> morgaŭ tomorrow noun and adverb

From German "morgen" - related to English "morning" -- the next morning is tomorrow.

> preskaŭ almost adverb

This comes from "presque"... which I believe in turn I think comes from "pressing" -- and if not that will still help you remember. It's almost there, so press it to make it go all the way.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DPO210
DPO210
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Wow this is amazing! Dankon, ĉi tiu estas helpega :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JasonMey
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Alex Miller on YouTube did a video on that: youtube.com/watch?v=j4cmRcJeJYg

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trenton

I think if you scan Tiny Cards, there is a lesson on those endings.

11 months ago