"La urso ŝatas la vegetaranon."

Translation:The bear likes the vegetarian.

May 28, 2015

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La urso ŝatas la vegetaranon, ĉar la vegetarano bongustas.


Organika homa viando. Ĝi tre ŝatas!


Organika homajo!


Vegetaranaĵo estas la plej bongusta homaĵo. ;)


Manĝanto (?) la vegetaranoj eble estas bona por la sano.


"Mangxi la vegetaranoj eble..."

I think it makes more sense.

Mangxanto is a person who is eating.


I was going for a verbal noun, does Esperanto have those? Is there a way of expressing 'the action of eating' in a word?


Manĝi is the right word here. You could say manĝado de but that would be 1) long-winded, and 2) ambiguous, as it's not clear if the vegetaranoj are eating or are being eaten. So the by far most common solution is Manĝi la vegetaranojn (don't forget the accusative -n). You're also not using the infinitive as a noun. It's still just an infinitive, that's why you don't need another preposition afterwards.


Hmm, I haven't met such affixes or expressing. In a lot of cases, we just add -o to the noun. Lerni - lerno (to learn - a learning).

And I think mangxo is a good word for it. It is translated like "meal"

If you use infinitive like subject (noun), it means process, action. It will be like verbal noun!

We can't use mangxanto in this case, because when we add -o to -anto, it means a person or a thing who do it.


I'm not a fan of using infinitives as nouns. Just me being fussy, though.


@PaCa826187, oh, I see.

I would like to use a noun here too, but it is impossible, I think.

And I think that infinitives will sound more beautiful in Esperanto!


La urso ŝatas la vegetaranon, ĉar la vegetaroano ne ŝatas la urson.


Kaj kelkaj centoj da elektoj.

Kaj la frazo ne estas tial uzebla aŭ humora. :/


Not sure how Duo feels about vegetarians. One minute, it says that animals are not food, but then the vegetarian is eaten by a bear. oh well.


I think they might mean that the bear likes vegetarians because the vegetarians don't eat him.
Or at least because the vegetarians don't eat animals that would otherwise be his food.


or that the vegetarian diet makes the flesh sweeter?


I've been told...no I can't say that. This isn't an adult-only forum.


Now I'm just left to wonder


Certain bodily fluids can taste different depending on your diet. So if you eat a lot of fruit like pineapples and exclude salty foods like meat, dairy, and eggs then when you do..... stuff and things.... you will notice certain tastes.


I hope my previous comment wasn't TMI. How do you delete a comment just in case?


I guess it's something something ananas, but i dont want to scare children...


I understood you... hehehe


That's a possibility too


Or maybe because vegetarian diet uses less land, and bears are having a hard time from deforestation, so vegetarianism is good for bears...

Actually, I think it's just a funny sentence. Maybe the vegetarian is it's zoo keeper.


It would use less land...except the people who go vegetarian or vegan also tend to be "all-organic" and organic crops use twice as much farmland to make up for loss of crops due to pests.


A typical "American" diet requires about 10 acres for one person, which includes fodder and structures for the cattle.
A typical Lacto-ovo vegetarian diet for one person requires only a bit more than an acre, about 1.10 acres according to my memory. This includes grain fields and fruit and nut trees. It also includes water for the fish.
A purely vegan diet requires only about .9 of an acre. Unless they are lazy and buy everything.
I've seen this data in several places. The given numbers are within tolerances of all the sources. And there are ways to keep the bugs away without going inorganic, you just have to know the tricks.


but... but people dont eat bears


Some people do.


Oh my God, really? I bet they don't even taste good and i'm an avid meat eater :S


As one who has eaten bear in my younger years (while I was traveling in the outback of Alaska, etc.) I found the taste to be a bit "gamey" but tender. There's a lot of fat in the meat, but it can also have a bit of a fishy flavor. (One old Indian I stayed with said that after a while of eating bear meat one can tell what the animal's diet was, just from the flavor)

So the flavor's not bad, but I don't foresee it replacing bacon anytime, ever.

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    I've had bear sausage before.


    Sure it wasn't beer sausage? :)


    Some people actually do eat bears, or bear parts.


    I have a story about that not 5 posts above you.


    Vegetaranoj estas amikoj, ne manĝaĵo.


    Well, our little owl friend may be green, but at the end of the day he is a carnivore. ;)


    Is the same bear that liked beer earlier in the course? At least he'll have something to wash the vegetarian down with.


    Mi ROFLas multe!


    LOLOLOLOL I like.

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      More like: La urso ŝatas manĝi la vegetaranon. :-)


      Being a vegetarian who lives in bear country I just have to hope that none of them take this course.


      They'll start getting ideas, and revolt and eat all us humans.


      thanks, whoever gave me 50 lingots :)


      Ne estis mi.

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        So my English brain immediately heard that as "The bear s***ed the vegetarian."

        And then I laughed, because really, that would be the next thing that happens, right? ;)


        Does the bear sxati in the woods? :p


        No, he sxatas at the campsite all over the campers' tents


        Fartas and Sxatas. Maybe my two favorite words


        Burro/a. One of my favourite Portuguese words.


        This bear is troublesome. I want an Esperanto children's book about the adventures of this beer drinking, vegetarian eating bear.


        Mi eble havas la unuan bildon por ĝi:


        Good thing I'm not a vegetarian.


        Perhaps it's just a friendly bear and has made a new friend!


        I'm not bearist, but I'd be wary if they invite you to dinner!


        I'm so em-bearist. ;) Okay, okay, that was bad.


        That's racist against bears. lol jk


        You got 22 lingots for that?


        Holy sh-t, I just found out right now. That's f-cking awesome. Thanks whoever did that.


        No it would be speciesist, not racist. (Until you are not a bear yourself at least. I’m not sure if there would be races for bears anyway.)


        Bears are a whole family of genuses of species, so bears could be considered to have much more different 'races' than we do. Ursinae, panda, spectacled bear.

        I'm sure that's more than anyone eanted to know, but I couldn't resist looking it up.


        But that wouldn’t be races but species. Races is like dog breed.


        This is in the Swedish course as well! Bjornen tycker om Vegetarien


        Bjornar tycker om många människor för måltider.


        More like "Bjornen tycker NOM Vegetarien"


        Du språk ikke Svenske.

        I don't either.


        Homoj estas amikoj, ne manĝaĵo.


        La urso ŝatas la vegetaranon, ĉar la vegetaranon ne manĝas ĝia manĝo.


        La urso ŝatas ĵa vegetaranon, ĉar la vegetarano ne manĝas ĝian manĝon.


        Mmmm, corn-fed human.


        Mmm... potato chip/Dorito/oreo/mcdonalds fed human


        I've seen this same sentence translated in almost every course I've taken on Duolingo, makes me wonder how Duolingo feels about vegetarians XD


        Duo sxatas vegetaranojn. Vegetaranoj bongustas.


        The bear likes the vegetarian. The vegetarian option on the menu (contains fish)

        Today's Special:

        Vegetarano Rostita ₱435.75

        Hakita vegetarano kun fritita melongeno kaj marinado en nia subskribo saŭco. Venas kun rizo.

        Aldoni lakto-fiŝo ₱96.00

        Aldoni terpomo ₱96.00

        Vegetarian Roasted ₱ 435.75

        Chopped vegetarian with fried eggplant and marinaded in our signature sauce. It comes with rice.

        Add milk-fish ₱ 96.00

        Add potato ₱ 96.00

        How is the meal vegetarian if there is a human in it? Well the said human in it had a vegetarian diet.


        Another classic sentence after "Ĉu la urso trinkas ilian bieron?"


        Just because you aren't interested in animal meat, it doesn't mean animals aren't interested in you for meat.


        The original sentence didn’t say why the bear likes a vegetarian


        Ni donas al li bieron.
        We give him beer.


        This is a very "busy" thread. Here's a summary of the actual questions (and answers). If you found it helpful, please vote it up so others can see.

        Is it possible that ŝatas here means "likes to eat"?

        Yes, but only sort of. With no other context, the most reasonable understanding is that they're friends. Of course, if you say Mi ŝatas picon - the fact that pizza is clearly food lets us know that the implication is that you like to eat pizza - not that you like to hang it on the wall as art or that you are on a first name basis with your pizza.

        So how do you say "I like to X pizza"?


        • Mi ŝatas manĝi picon.
        • Mi ŝatas flari picon.
        • Mi ŝatas pendi picon de la muro kiel artaĵon.

        What is the difference between mangxo and mangxado?

        "Meal" and "the act of eating."

        Why does the word vegetarano not contain the word legomo?

        This comes up a lot. Think about it. Does the word "vegetarian" contain the word "vegetable"? No, it contains "veget". Vegetarians eat more than just vegetables anyway. Esperanto routinely assimilates words if they are international and "vegetarian" is an international word.

        How about "vegan"?


        • vegano - noun (a vegan person)
        • vegana - adjective
        • veganismo - the practice of veganism

        Why are koala bears called bears if they're marsupials?

        Because "koala wombat" doesn't sell as many toys.

        Why does this course teach mi sxatas tion and not tio placxas al mi?

        In fact, it teaches both. Keep learning and you'll see.


        Ĉu la urso manĝas vegetaranaĵon?


        Mi pensas ke jes :)


        La urso omnomnomas


        If the bear loves vegetarians, maybe you should, too!


        Hate to break the funny streak of this comments section. XD But I have a question. Why is it ''vegetaranon'' and not ''legomanon''?


        A legom-an-o would be a member of a vegetable, which doesn't make any sense at all. A vegetar-an-o is a person who lives vegetarian. The root word is vegetara, which simply means 'vegetarian' as an adjective.


        Legumo makes me think of “legume “ in English which really describes beans and members of the fabaceae family. I think I asked this question to a speaker of Spanish and they just avoided answering. Legumo means like broccoli or lettuce? Not soy or kidney beans?


        Just to make things interesting, the Esperanto term used to describe the Legume family is guŝo or legumo. The latter is not normally recommended since there might be confusion with legomo = vegetable. (Note: no u.) However the name for beans in Esperanto is faboj resulting in sojfaboj and other such members of the family which don't get called "beans" (pizoj = peas, arakidoj = peanuts, ktp.)

        Did you know that one can make a meringue out of the water beans were cooked in?


        I think the confusion is most people think vegetarian comes from vegetables. Some advocate of a plant based diet says it comes from “life” meaning the food you eat has more life in it and allows more living things to live. I am not sure what support there is for a root word meaning “life”.


        Some research is fairly simple. From Wikipedia: "The first written use of the term "vegetarian" originated in the early 19th century, when authors referred to a vegetable regimen diet. Modern dictionaries explain its origin as a compound of vegetable (adjective) and the suffix -arian (in the sense of agrarian)."
        There's more, including a discussion of Ahimsa and Jainism.
        Why Zamenhof decided to include the word vegetarano is because the concept first appeared in Europe, in England, and other countries were taking the name whole cloth into their language. Zamenhof was looking for words that could be recognized by large numbers easily. otherwise we may have been forced to learn Legommanĝulo or something potentially worse.


        How I say "veganism" or "vegan" in esperanto?


        [redakto]Veganismo kaj Vegano


        Great course!


        La urso manĝas la vegetaranon sed la vegetaranon ne manĝas la urson.


        I'mma mangxi that bear for what he did to my fellow humans. But that would make me a cannibal since it has humans in it. Yuck

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        Don't worry, the bear will have sxat the humans before you eat it.


        Isn't Esperanto useful for getting around certain filters. My computer reads ŝit as sit. doesn't even ask about the hat.


        They must have had fun writing the sentences for this course.


        Sed vegetaranoj ne ŝatas la urson :-)


        Little considered fact. Bears are omnivores.


        Kompreneble, la urso ankaŭ kontentigas sian soifon per malvarmega glaso da biero.


        I actually smiled from this esperanto joke. im proud of myself


        So the bear will eat the vegetarian if he likes him or her? lol


        Well, the bear certainly isn't a vegetarian. =)


        Panda bears are. :P


        so are koala bears


        Koala isn't a bear, it's a marsupial. It's closer to the kangaroos than to bears.


        Ah, I learn something new every day... Wonder why they call it a Koala Bear? Never mind, I looked it up. Thanks


        "Koala wombat" doesn't sell as many stuffies.


        Tiu frazo estas kompleta bovino malŝparo.


        ... cxar sxli estas tre crujiente.


        Organika kaj herbo nutris :-)


        Well bear prey are mostly herbivorous


        Jes, la vegetarano estas tre bongusta.


        Miaopinie, tiun ĉi sintenon oni ofte diru per «plaĉas al mi», kun la samaj enangligoj. Estas kutime en la latina, ekz. Al mi ŝajnas strange ne jam vidi tion.


        Do mi volus vidi «plaĉi al io» kun sama enanglado, kiel oni dirus en la latina. Laŭ mi tiu ĉi kurso estas tro anglalingvocentra.


        Can we make the course less English-centric and use such forms as "plaĉi al io" "tio plaĉas min" more (as customarily in not only Eo but also, say, another lingua franca, Latin).


        Best I can tell, you showed up in this forum yesterday and started dishing out advice that contradicts what is taught in the course. The course teaches both sentences - and not everything you don't like is "English-centric."

        P.S. Tio plaĉas min is not good Esperanto. Have a look in PIV.


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        "The bear likes the vegetarian" This sentence makes no sense at all; in any language!


        Okay, welcome to Duoworld.


        "Vegan" marked wrong.


        That's "vegano". All vegans are vegetarians, but not all vegetarians are vegans. See Salivanto's summary answer further up in the thread.

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