"Who is Sofia?"

Translation:Kiu estas Sofia?

May 29, 2015



Exactly my question when she showed up in this lesson

August 14, 2015


If you're asking re real information, Sofia and Adam were Zamenhoff's daughter and son.

May 21, 2017


When should you use kiu or kiuj?

May 29, 2015


Kiu for singular (who refers to one person); kiuj for plural (who refers to more than one person)

-j is a plural marker, and it needs to agree with the subject.

  • Kiu estas Sofia?
  • Kiuj estas Sofia kaj Lidia?
May 29, 2015

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I really wish they pronounced everything. This isn't so much teaching one to speak Esperanto as simply read.

August 25, 2018


I still get confused between "kiu" "kie" "kio"...

September 11, 2015


Kie is easy because it means "where." Physical location only, it never means "whereas."

English "what" can correspond to "kio" "kiu" "kia." The most common correspondences are who-kiu and what-kio, but they are not direct translations.

"Kio" asks a question that expects an -o-word answer: what category of thing, what kind of person. This answer is usually not definite, but that's not a hard rule. - Kio estas Sofia? - Sofia estas trajna konduktoro. -- What is Sofia? - Sofia is a train conductor.

"Kiu" asks a question that expects a choice or identification (which is why it's more common with people). The answer is usually definite with tiu or la. - Mi ne jam patronis ĉi tiun restoracion. Kiujn vi mendas kutime? -- I haven't been to this restaurant. What do you usually order?

"Kia" asks a question that expects a description, usually with an -a-word, kiel-phrase, or prepositional phrase. - Mi pensas pri eliro manĝi. Kian volus? -- I was thinking of going out to eat. What (kind of food) would you like?

September 26, 2016


Can you say "Kiu Sofias?" or is that not allowed with names?

May 30, 2015


I don't think that ever happens.

June 2, 2015


Not with nouns. Only with -a adjectives.

September 26, 2016


So you could say "Kiu bona?"

February 3, 2019


It should really be "Who is Sylvia?" with Schubert's music ....

July 1, 2015


I'll do you one better : 'Why is Sofia?'

May 29, 2018
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