https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

IDEA: Stories in Esperanto...

[FOREWORD: This an idea I had. Many people want Duolingo stories in other languges, so I've tried to recreate Duolingo stories in the discussion section of Duolingo. Here is a recreation of the first story on Duolingo stories: "Good Morning!". Read through and answer the questions as you go. Enjoy!]


Bonan Matenon!

Rakontisto:
Ĝono estas ĉe hejmo kun lia edzino, Maria.

Ĝono:
Saluton Maria!

Maria:
Saluton, mia karulo.

What does "mia karulo" mean?
A) My colleague
B) My brother
C) My darling

Maria:
Kie estas mia libro angla?

Ĝono:
Pardonu?

Maria:
Mi havas [an English exam] ĉe la universitato.

Select the missing phrase
A) anglan ekzamenon
B) anglan egzamenon
C) anglan ekcamenon

Maria:
Kie estas mia libro?!

Ĝono:
Ĝi estas ĉi-tie, sur la tablo, Maria.

Maria:
Mi estas lacega, Ĝono. Mi laboras multe.

Which word means "really tired"?
A) estas
B) lacega
C) laboras
D) multe

Ĝono:
Ĉu vi volas tason da kafo?

Maria:
Jes, dankon.

Ĝono:
Jen ĝi!

Rakontisto:
Maria metas sukeron en ŝian tason.

What did Maria do?
A) She drank coffee with milk.
B) She spilled coffee on her book.
C) She put sugar in her cup of coffee.

Rakontisto:
Ŝi trinkas la kafon.

Maria:
Juk!

Ĝono:
Kio?

What does "kio" mean?
A) What?
B) Here it is?
C) Where?

Maria:
Ĝi estas salo!

Ĝono:
Maria, vi estas tre lacega!

Maria was so tired that she...
A) ... fell asleep while talking to Ĝono.
B) ... put salt in her coffee instead of sugar.
C) ... dropped her cup while drinking coffee.

[FINO DE RAKONTO]

Translate these words/phrases into Esperanto:

  • she drinks
  • yes
  • darling
  • I
  • really tired

[That's it. I'll put the correct answers in the comments, so you can see how well you did. I do not intend to make anymore of these, as my knowledge of the Esperanto languge isn't perfect, and so I might make a mistake. Feel free to make your own stories either based of those on Duolingo stories, or your own!]

July 18, 2019

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

ANSWERS:

C) My darling
A) anglan ekzamenon
B) lacega
C) She put sugar in her cup of coffee.
A) What?
B) ... put salt in her coffee instead of sugar.

  • ŝi trinkas
  • jes
  • mia karulo
  • mi
  • lacega
July 18, 2019

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

I think I've seen at least two versions of this already - some with some automation as well - one by this forum's own @carbsrule.

http://stories.transmog.com.au/en/stories/list/eo

July 18, 2019

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

Yep, about to add another 3 stories in the next few hours (minus audio)

Edit: actually it'll probably be another 24 hours due to maintenance on my internet connection.

July 20, 2019

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

Hi there, I'm working on a website where people can translate all of the Duolingo stories into all of the languages. I'm starting with Esperanto for now. Would you like to contribute to the project? @salivanto has already provided a link.

PS In my translations I'm also translating the questions and answers into the target language, so that they aren't restricted by source language, and hence one could read the Esperanto stories without knowing English, Spanish, or Portuguese (the current source languages for Duolingo's Esperanto courses).
PPS I'm mostly working on having the website function at the moment; design and cross-browser usability will come later.

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

Dankon pri via propono, carbsrule. Tamen mi zorgas, ke mia scio de la esperanta lingvo ne sufiĉos por la projekto. Mi povas krei la rakontojn, kaj poste iu ajn kontrollegas la rakonton kaj perfektigos ĝin. Ĉu mi povus helpi tiel-ĉi?

July 21, 2019

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

Certe. Ĉu vi uzas Fejsbukon (Facebook)? Mi ĵus kreis grupon por tiuj kiuj volas partopreni.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

Bonan tagon denove, carbsrule. Mi ĵus kreis la konton kiu mi uzos por helpi vian projekton. Tamen, mi ne eblas trovi vin aŭ vian grupon sur Fejsbuko. Kiel oni aliĝas?

Se vi bezonas trovi mian konton fejsbukan, ĝi troviĝas ĉi-tie: https://www.facebook.com/kaptian.kaos.9 (Pro kaŭzoj de privateco, mi uzas kaŝnomon, kaŝnaskiĝtagon ktp)

August 8, 2019, 3:21 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

Mi ne uzas Fejsbukon, sed mi kreos espere konton baldaŭ por la projekton.

July 23, 2019

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

Very cool. How does this website work? Can we join to translate stories into other languages?

July 20, 2019

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

You will be able to, eventually. That's not going to be ready for a month or so, probably. We'll see.

July 21, 2019

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

What's the URL for this website? Will it also have language courses? I have an idea for a way to easily make language courses, but no implementation (yet).

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33365542

July 30, 2019

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

Salivanto posted it up above. It's in very early stages atm. There won't be language courses, that's my next project (to finally finish my master's of linguistics)

July 30, 2019

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

I realized that soon after posting.

I noticed that the stories are not listed when the interface language is set to Esperanto.

July 30, 2019

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

Yes, there's a reason for that. The word matching exercises need two languages to function, so currently the Esperanto stories are only available from English. I haven't thought of a good solution for this yet. I might scrap the word matching exercises altogether. They're not particularly useful anyway, once you're at the point of being able to read the stories.

July 30, 2019

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

mi amegas vian ideon, kaj esperas ke ni havos la esperanta versio de la duolingajn rakontojn.
dankon pri la ideo!

July 18, 2019

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

Stories would be a great idea for the Esperanto course

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hammerhead928055

Having stories in Esperanto would make so many more people encouraged to learn Esperanto so i feel like this is a great idea.

July 31, 2019
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