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"Ŝi diras, ke li ne respondas."

Translation:She says that he does not answer.

May 20, 2018



Why do i hear "si didas??


My daughter agrees. In context, however, the meaning is clear.


Because he definitely says "si didas." This one should be recorded again.


While my daughter agrees with El_Titanium, my son just listened and he didn't hear anything odd in the recording.

Myself, I try not to comment because knowing what is written there, I know I can't give an unbiased listen - but my sense here is that this recording is fine - and better than anything it can be replaced with at the time since Duolingo is no longer paying for professional recordings for the Esperanto course.


I tried several times and kept hearing didas, even when I thought it should be 'diras'


Every time I heard "diras", but when I saw this comments, I started to hear "didas"!

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Yes, it definitely sounds like "didas" to me.


Can anyone explain why there is a comma there?


There's always a comma with ke. (A rule I often ignore.)


There's always a comma with, ke.


I was trying to be meta - but yeah, that's pretty funny.


In this case, can the verb "respondi" also be used for something like "answering the phone" or "answering the door"? Like in "mi telefonas lin, sed li ne respondas"


Yes. It's two of the example at http://vortaro.net/#respondi : "respondi la pordon, la telefonon"


Whats wrong with "She says that he does not respond"?


As a side note, responding and answering are not always the same.

  • He asked if she wanted to go out with him.
  • She responded by dumping her lunch over his head.

Clearly she was saying that she hoped he'd buy her a new one.


No sound. I reported it on 17 Oct 2018


You've posted this same comment at least six times this morning - often in threads with the answer to your concern already posted in it. The answer is:

Please help spread the word that when there is no sound, this is a Duolingo issue. There is nothing that the forum participants or even the Esperanto course team can do about it. Support supposedly knows, but it may be helpful for learners to continue to file bug reports so that they know it continues to be an issue and that people care about this.

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