What is the difference between "this" and "that" in Eo? According to the hints, "tio" can mean both, but "This is a map" wasn't accepted.
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Well I didn't know whether it was a mistake on my part or on the course's part, so I didn't want to report it.
Please report it. If it was a mistake on our part, the DL team will not punish us. If the mistake was on the course's part, they will fix it. Nothing happen if nobody report it.
I thought that "ĉi" declares distance... so "ĉi tio" would mean "this" and "tio" on its own means "that".
I get the impression it's a bit like French in that you don't need to specify proximity a lot of the time but there's an option to.
Can someone please explain to me the difference between 'tio' and 'tiu'? Thanks.
I think of "tio" as being in response to "kio" - "what" and "tiu" in response to "kiu" - "which or who".
why wouldnt you use tiu here instead of tio. As I understand it tio is for unspecified things and tiu for specified. In the sentence it says what the object is. Thankyou!
In this sentence "map" isn't specified. It could be any map. In the English it"s preceded by an indefinite article and in Esperanto by no article. If it was "la mapo" then it would be "tiu estas la mapo". "Tio" is pared with "kio" - "what" and "tiu" is pared with "kiu" - "which". Hope that helps.