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Looking for an Esperanto word

Hi, I'm looking for an Esperanto word for curious. Maybe curiousity, explore, discover,...

The word "scivola" in Esperanto means curious and does is quite well, but in Italian has the meaning to slip. More the contrary to curious...

Is there a different (version of the) word that doesn't have this double meaning? It should be short, easy to pronounce and easy going. Something like scivolaris maybe...

Thank you

8 months ago

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If you are trying to describe someone who wants to know things, who is curious about things, I would say scivolema. Scivola doesn't have a double meaning in Esperanto any more than "ape" has a double meaning in English. Esperanto is not Italian.

8 months ago

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Funny, cause "to ape" has another meaning ^^ And it's not in a common sense i want to use this word, as in a sentence. But more as maybe a name for maybe a product or company. There it would be unwise to have a name, which meant somethin opposite of curious in another language. Still thanks for your answer

8 months ago

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If it's for a brand, how about "esploru".

8 months ago

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According to lernu.net, you could use kirioza.
According to Bab.la, you could use sciama, stranga, esplorema, or sciema. Hope these help. You should try the Esperanto threads, and even the course itself.

8 months ago

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I think there's a typo. Kurioza is the quality that a curiosity has. "Well, isn't that curious!"

8 months ago

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Thank you. I am new to EO. I knew I had some resources that I could tap for this person. You, kind internet user, deserve a lingot.

8 months ago