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"Are you talking to me?"

Translation:Ĉu vi parolas al mi?

May 28, 2015



Klasikaj Ĉu vi parolas al me?

December 9, 2015


Is there no accusative -n in a sentence such as this?

May 28, 2015


"Mi" is the indirect object so it's not in the accusative. Whenever there's a preposition before the object it's an indirect object, for example: to me, for whom, at her.

I hope this helps.

May 28, 2015


I think you can still substitute accusative to a preposition when context is clear enough, can't you?

May 31, 2016


I don't think you can in Esperanto; because that would be something like "Are you talking me?" It's the kind of thing that could probably happen naturally in a traditional language, but I think they try to avoid it in Esperanto.

June 3, 2016


Yeah, it's just that I'd read in an Esperanto textbook you could in certain cases, for example

mi restis dum du monatoj en Londono -- mi restis du monatojn en Londono,

mi iris al Parizo -- mi iris Parizon

li obeas al sia patro -- li obeas sian patron

But I get your point that it doesn't work with paroli al.

June 4, 2016


In the first examples you've listed, they aren't indirect objects, they're two more uses for the accusative - to indicate a period of time and to indicate direction. Indicating the direct object is only one of several uses we have for -n.

July 27, 2018


Yes you can

November 28, 2018


No, because you have "al" to show to whom you are talking to.

May 28, 2015


What are the differences in usage between «paroli» and «diri»? Specifically, would «diras» be appropriate in this sentence?

June 27, 2017


i think parolas is like speaking, whereas diras is saying. i speak(parolas) to you, i say (diras) hello.

February 12, 2018


Fagettah boutit

March 20, 2017


What does ču mean and why is it just about all the time placed in a question

May 17, 2017


It indicates a yes/no question.

December 6, 2017


Ĉu almost sounds like "choose". That's how I remember what it does.

January 24, 2018


“Ĉu vi parolas min?” should be accepted, because accusative can replace prepositions when context makes it clear.

November 28, 2018
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