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Esperanto Cramming

What are you even doing?

So, I was scrolling through the Esperanto forum, then I saw this post about Esperanto Day. Basically, it’s on July 23. Now, while I’m writing this, it’s currently July 10 on Atlantic Daylight Time, or GMT-3. Therefore, I have 13 days left until Esperanto Day. Then, I thought, “What if I become reasonably proficient in Esperanto by the time Esperanto Day comes?” Not like, complete fluency, but fluent enough to converse.

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Yeah, but why are you doing this exactly?

I want to see and prove how fast and easy it is to learn Esperanto. Well, there's toki pona, but I want to do the same with Esperanto. Seeing the huge community gets me excited for it everyday, so hey, why not join it?

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How are you going to fit all 61 skills of the Esperanto tree into 13 days?

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8
Accusative Food 2 Past/Futur Directions Feelings Affixes 2 Languages2 Politics
Possessive Clothing Numbers Shopping Places Education Communic. Health 2
Languages Questions Dates Time People Nature Concepts Spiritual
Colors Verbs Pres Occupation Home 2 Vbs: ig/iĝ Sports Particip 2 Science
Food 1 Family Imperatives Internet Abstr Verb Affixes 3 Events Let'sFlirt
Countries Objects Affixes 1 Adverbs Health 1 Ideas Animals 2 Eo-Culture
Animals 1 Home 1 Adjectives Arts Travel Particip 1 Business WordBuild

I’ve already learnt from, “Intros,” to, “Everyday,” so that the number of skills left to learn would be an easy number to divide, that number turned out to be 56. You may also notice that the schedule goes from Day 1 to Day 8 and not Day 13. The remaining 5 days are meant to be for practicing all the skills a few more times, and to practice speaking, writing and so on, plus something else. ( ͡ᵔ ͜ʖ ͡ᵔ )

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Why am I here?

If you spot anything wrong or you have some extra tips, you can tell me.

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That was really long, and I need a summary.

Basically, I’m going to try to learn Esperanto within the span of approximately two weeks to the point that I can confidently talk to people.

July 10, 2019

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karasu4

I think this is very feasible. Watch a lot of Esperanto-content on YouTube from the very start, and listen to alot of Esperanto music. That helps attune your brain to it, even though you don't understand it all. Esperanto music is awesome at any rate.

Evildea's videos on YouTube are particularly entertaining and good.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hsien.duol

I'm getting hooked on/to, "Cxu vi volas danci," right now. :D

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karasu4

Haha, great. Not my favourite though.

Make sure to check out Dolchamar, Persone and La Perdita Generacio too (bands). I could mention so many others, but if you just search for Esperanto on Spotify, you'll probably find it all.

Also, take a listen to 'Sola' by Amplifiki. It's the Esperanto anthem.

July 11, 2019

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

Good luck, you can do it!

I also suggest reading some books or stories that are a bit above your current level, and looking up the words you don't know as you go. I found this sort of stretching to be very valuable; the Duolingo content I find to be worthwhile but easy.

Let us know how you go!

July 11, 2019

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

Good luck! Thank you for the notice about Esperanto Day and the existence of toki pona, which sounds intriguing. Inspira kaj instiga! I think I'll try this challenge to have the ability to at least read Esperanto, which means I'll have to complete 3 skills per day.

July 10, 2019

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

For intensive drilling "buy" timed practice and use it on your duome page where it can be accessed with the little dumbbell icon on the right of each line.

We wish you the best of success!

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chucko7

Best of success to you.

July 11, 2019

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

Good luck! I'm a beginner also, but I didn't even know Esperanto Day was a thing! Wow, I feel so disconnected XD. Hope it works out!

July 14, 2019

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