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

Esperanto for Italian speakers

Hello,

I am a mother tongue Italian guy who is learning Esperanto (obviously :D), and I notice that some of the sentences offered by the lessons and exercises make not much sense in English, but in Italian they are things no one would say under any circumstance. So, is there any Esperanto for Italian speakers course available? Is help needed to provide sentences and such? Because I did fairly well so far with the Esperanto for English speakers course, but sentences are becoming somewhat nonsensical and/or ridicolous. Eg: "La malbela bebo dancas" ... Why would you, under ANY circumstance, point out that a ugly baby is dancing?? Even if it is ugly, I would rather keep my mouth closed, instead of giving the parents a reason to slap me in the face :D

Thanks, kaj ĝis la revido geamikoj

August 24, 2019

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Holli67

Jes, estas tre bona kurso ĉi tie:

https://lernu.net/it/kurso/nakamura

August 24, 2019

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

Jes, ĉi tie estas tre bona kurso, kaj mi estas subskriba en ĉi tie retpaĝo, sed mi pensas, ke la lecionoj estas tro riĉaj por komencantoj

August 24, 2019

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

Nu, ekzistas ankaŭ la kurso Esperanto in 12 giorni surbaze de la Zagreba Metodo.

September 1, 2019

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

I believe the ugly dancing baby is a cultural reference that originates from the TV show Murphy Brown. I agree the sentence is silly. EDIT It was in Ally McBeal.

August 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Holma_1

I just got the sentence Kiu mangxas horlogxoj? Who is eating clocks? From the same show?

August 25, 2019

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

That is a reference to Mazi en Gondolando, the Esperanto translation of Muzzie in Gondoland. Muzzie is an alien who eats clocks.

August 25, 2019

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

Not Ally McBeal? :)

August 28, 2019

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

Could be. I didn’t watch either show.

August 28, 2019

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

Just looked it up. yes,it was in Ally McBeal.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yellowcrash10

Duolingo courses tend to have a few silly sentences. I can't imagine any situation where someone would talk about an ugly dancing baby.

August 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mikael1903

hahahah would be nice that made a esperanto course from italian and others languages

August 24, 2019

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

I've noticed a number of cultural references in the sentences, and some sentences that were so weird as to make me suspect there's a reference there that I was not in on.

I think this is generally a pretty good thing as it does help to put a smile on one's face -- if you get it. There is, however, the downside that it can confuse someone particularly if they're from a different culture and might not even find it interesting/funny even if they did know it.

August 25, 2019

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

And as an extra, you might get the suggestion that certain expression are part of the culture surrounding the language, and be tempted to use it without having a clue. So maybe not the best choice from the maintainers, oh well :D

August 26, 2019

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

Ĉu vi neniam vidis malbelan dancantan bebon?

August 30, 2019
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