1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Esperanto
  4. >
  5. More E-o words about the natu…

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

More E-o words about the natural world, bonvolu!

I'm at level 22 now in E-o, and a quibble I have is that the vocabulary is still very limited when it comes to describing the natural world. The only fruits that exist in Esperantejo seem to be pomo, orangxo, banano, tomato, and ananaso. The only birdoj are anaso (of course, in order to make a fia joke), strigo (Saluton, Duo!), and meleagro(?) so it can be eaten. There are probably less than a dozen different mammals referred to. I can't recall any different kinds of arboj. It's gets frustrating doing the many level 4 exercises when they aren't expanding one's vocabulary. It shouldn't be hard to drop in a more words in each category to enrich the sentences (which at level four exercises keep showing up again and again... so much so that I just jump to the test to test out.).

August 29, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertoKin9

Here's a little vocab in the mean time:

Fruits

  • bero - berry
  • vinbero - grape
  • banano - banana
  • oranĝo - orange
  • citrono - lemon
  • limeo - lime
  • grapfrukto - grapefruit
  • akvomelono - watermelon
  • durio - durian
  • granato - pomegranate
  • frago - strawberry
  • vakcinio - blueberry, cranberry, huckleberry, bilberry
  • mirtelo - blueberry, bilberry
  • frambo - raspberry
  • kivo, kivifrukto - kiwi
  • kukurbo - pumpkin, squash

Trees

  • acero - maple
  • kverko - oak
  • pino - pine
  • likvidambaro - sweetgum
  • pseŭdocugo -Douglas fir
  • tremolo - aspen
  • abio - fir
  • kornuso - dogwood
  • ulmo - elm

Flowers

  • rozo - rose
  • tulipo - tulip
  • orkido - orchid
  • sunfloro, helianto - sunflower
  • lekanteto - daisy
  • lilio - lily
  • dianto - carnation
  • gardenio - gardenia
  • hortensio - hydrangea
  • peonio - peony

Birds

  • pego - woodpecker
  • pasero - sparrow
  • papago - parrot
  • korvo - crow
  • fringo - finch
  • garolo - jay
  • kolombo - dove, pigeon
  • sturno - starling
  • paruo - titmouse
  • mevo - seagull, gull
  • akcipitro - hawk
  • vulturo - vulture
  • aglo - eagle
  • pingveno - penguin
  • fenikoptero - flamingo
  • struto - ostrich
  • emuo - emu

Mammals

  • urso - bear
  • gulo - wolverine
  • ĝirafo - giraffe
  • lavurso, prociono - raccoon
  • elefanto - elephant
  • lupo - wolf
  • tapiro - tapir
  • ĉimpanzo - chimp
  • gorilo - gorilla
  • orangutango - orangutang
  • hipopotamo - hippopotamus
  • mustelo - weasel
  • rinocero - rhinocerous
  • ornitorinko - platypus
  • kanguruo - kanguroo
  • (granda) pando - panda
  • koalo - koala
  • vesperto - bat
  • delfeno - dolphin
  • baleno - whale
  • foko - seal
  • marleono - sea lion
  • manato - manatee
  • lemuro - lemure

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

Struto may be my new favorite Esperanto word.


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

Pseŭdocugo has to be one of the most difficult to pronounce Esperanto words I've ever seen! Peh-syow-dot-soo-goh is the closest I can come up with in English phonetics.


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

I would also like to see more locations and place names. European countries are great, Australia and the US are wonderful, but outside of Brazil there are no countries learned in South America, and similarly for Togo in Africa. And can anyone remember a country we've learned in Asia outside of Ĉinio?

But I also want more cities, more natural features (Sierra Nevada, Gobi Desert, Stonehenge) and more discussion about how to get to such places. So I guess what I'm asking for is a series of lessons on World travel and geography.


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

Mi povas memori menciojn de Japanio, Mongolio, Barato kaj Vjetnamio. Sed, mi konsentas: mi volus lerni pli pri geografio.


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

Fun fact: I recently learned the Esperanto word for a sugar-glider is sukersciuro (literally, a sugar-squirrel!) :D

Learn Esperanto in just 5 minutes a day. For free.