"The day is hot."

Translation:La tago estas varma.

May 28, 2015

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

Is it common for 'estas' to be excluded sometimes?


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

Yes! You can also say, for instance, "Pluvas" as a complete sentence for, "It is raining."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Clara_2134

Yes, just remember to change the verb or adverb ending to "as" instead of "a"!


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

Depends what you mean by that. If you're trying to say "la tago varma" (without the verb), then it just means "the warm day" and it's not a complete sentence anymore.

On the other hand, with adjectives such as "varma", you can use the derived verbal form (varmi) and conjugate it to the present: "la tago varmas".


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

Wouldn't "varmega" be a better word for hot?


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

Varmega was marked as correct for me.


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

What's the difference between varma and varmegas? i think there was a third varm- word too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Clara_2134
  • -ega- = modifies the word root, to mean "considerable, major, great" of the root.

eg1: if varma = warm, then varmega = hot

eg2: domo = house, domego = mansion (major-sized house)

  • -as is roughly equivalent to ending with -a and also using estas in the sentence.

  • varmeta for lukewarm? (-eta- = tiny, so varmeta = tiny warm)

dometo = cottage (tiny house)


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

Is there any difference between saying "La tago estas varma" and "La tago varmas"?


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

Can I say "la tago varmegas"? I did say "la tago varmas", but it feels like that would just indicate a warm day.


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

Yes, you can say it that way


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

Is varmegas more correct? Varmegas is varmer than varm :)


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

You can also say, "La tago estas varmega." Instead of saying, "La tago estas varma."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrancisBro588639

La suno brilas has no estas, why La tago does have estas?


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

The sun shines -- "is shining" is kind of a verb.
The day is warm -- "is" connects "warm" to "the day" - because it's a description of the day.

You use ESTAS in Esperanto for the second kind of sentence -- when you're linking to a description of the subject.

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