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"Apples are good."

Translation:Pomoj estas bonaj.

May 29, 2015



This course needs more fruit diversity.



sonori sonori sonori sonori sonori sonori sonori, banano telefono!


And let's not forget my FAVORITE fruit, FRAGOJ!


I tried "pomoj bonas" but it wasn't accepted; is it valid to use that form of a predicative adjective for plurals?


I'm pretty sure it is since that form was accepted a few questions ago. (I believe it was "viroj belas" or something like that)


It does not directly translate


Okay, Duo, you can stop telling me that apples are good now.


Hey, does anybody know how the 'n' thing at the end of words goes? I did 'pomojn estas bonaj' and got it wrong. When do I and don't I use it?


You use it in the accusative case, that is, the object of the sentence. That's more-or-less the noun phrase that comes after the verb in a normal sentence. If I said "I eat apples", then you'd use "pomojn". But if you say "Apples are red", you use "pomoj." One exception: in "estas" you don't use the "-n" for either noun because it equates the subject and the object.


I wrote "La Pomojs estas bonaj" --> it got it wrong. I've thought you use La for Plural


"La" is for both: plural and singular. La pomo - the apple, la pomoj - the apples


So I wrote Pomojn estas bonajn. Do I not add the accusatory N? I wish that were more clear. Or I wish I'd paid attention.


No - "apples" are the subject of the sentence, and you don't put subjects in the accusative, so it's "pomoj." And I'm less sure about this, but it seems that you only put objects in the accusative if the verb is transitive. "Estas" is intransitive, hence "bonoj"

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"Esti" isn't even intransitive. Transitivity only applies to active verbs, and "esti" is a stative verb. Therefore it takes a subject complement, which is typically nominative.

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