why is it (el usono) and not (de usono) what is the difference de sounds better to me at least. thanks.
"El" means "from". If you're talking about directions (coming from, going to) it's el = from and al = to.
"De" means "of". If you're talking about possession (the story of my life, the color of the sky), it's de = of.
What's the difference between "ilia" and "iliaj"? Isn't it implied that "they" is plural?
Don't confuse ili ("they") with ilia ("their").
ilia = their singular thing
iliaj = their plural things
Aaaaah! I just understood it! It's using "iliaj" as an adjective! Then it takes the "j" from the plural "gepatroj"!
Possessives are formed by turning the pronoun of the owner into an adjective, and must agree in number with what is possessed.
Dankon! Mi estas tre klara nun!
How to tell apart 'coming to' and 'coming from'? Non native English speaker here, got answer wrong.
"To" is "al", "from" is "el" or "de".
from is only EL, DE means OF like "Mi venas el Usono, ne de Usono". I come FROM the US, not OF the US
why here we should put the article "the" but few exercises before we don't "The German comes from Germany"?
I learned that we should omit the "The" when we have: names of cities, states, islands, countries, continents:
Unfortunately, there are almost always exceptions to any rule.
Just the ones I can think of:
Countries: the Bahamas, the Gambia, the United States, the United Kingdom,
City: The Hague,
But ''The Hague'' is maybe different? It's an abbreviation, it's actually '''s Gravenhage''. which I think would originally have been ''Des Graven Haag'' .
I saw someone else's comment on another sentence that pointed out that it's The United States of America because you're specifying which states. Other examples: The United Kingdom, The Virgin Islands, The Dominican Republic.
I wonder if "venas el" can stand for both "are traveling from" as well as "originate from", the way it does in English?
is ' Their parents come from USA' wrong? (without the article)
Yes. It needs a "the" in English but not in Esperanto.
how would you say, "their parents are coming from the united states"
"Their parents come from the States." should be accepted as well, right?
That's generally understood to be synonymous, if a bit less formal.
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