"La knabo ne estas granda."

Translation:The boy is not big.

August 30, 2018

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

That' what she said

August 30, 2018

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

No u

October 2, 2018

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

"la knabo estas ne granda" is it also correct?

December 20, 2018

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

"The boy is non big".

It's a decent sentence, but not a translation.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gallos80

what's the difference in English between a big boy and a tall boy ?

January 9, 2019

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

A "big boy" is a heavy boy. He could be tall and heavy, or it might just be a nice way of saying that he's fat.

A "tall boy" could be big, but when he stands up, his head is higher than other kids his age.

Finally "big boy", when talking about very young boys, could be a way of making a distinction between a baby and a toddler, a toddler and someone who can use a toilet, or a teenager and someone who understands that he doesn't know everything. :-)

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gallos80

Dankon pro via respondo. Jen ingoto por vi.

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mey.trembl

"The boy is not tall" doesn't work?

October 8, 2018

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

tall = alta

October 27, 2018

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

That would be the correct translation of, "la knabo ne estas alta."

October 27, 2018

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

So he's malgranda :)

December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Renardo_11

Not necessarily. You correctly built ”mal-granda” but many would say there's a ”neutral zone” between big and small. So there is a difference between ”ne granda” and ”malgranda.”

March 8, 2019

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

La knabo ne estas granda. Estas malgranda!

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Renardo_11

To me this sounds like „the boy is not big. He is small.“ (with a missing „li estas malgranda“) How is that related to the exercise? What are you trying to express?

June 9, 2019

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

Sorry! That was just at the beginning of my Esperanto learning. I was probably just training the meaning of the prefix "-mal". I'm stopping to make superfluous comments.

August 18, 2019
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