"The night is very long."
Translation:La nokto estas tre longa.
Yes. It's slightly more informal. It also means more that the night appearing long or it makes itself long whereas "estas longa" is more formally specifiying the time span.
I dont have a problem with being wrong (my answer was la nokto tre estas longa). I have a problem that the correct answer is something that hasnt been discussed yet. Longega? Not even gotten to suffixes yet and this gets thrown in.
Yes, I put "La nokto estas tre longa" and it said no, "longega", and I was confused. Sometimes they put something we haven't even covered yet, and you just have to guess... It's very annoying, though.
Well ..., a bit like in English. "multe" is "much" and "tre" is "very". You wouldn't say "The night is much long.", would you?
I put - Estas tre longa la nokto. I did that just to test the idea that you can put the words in any order as long as they are all in the sentence! It seems there IS some sort of accepted word order because DL rejected my effort. Maybe it is not done to start off with verb?
It is duolingo's algorithm, it just does not support the word order of the likes of esperanto
So the example would be considered cromulent by an actual Esperanto speaker?
Nope, Native speakers generally stick to SVO as their parents spoke to them in that manner.
Why aren't the nouns gendered as well? As in "La nokta estás tre longa"?
Nouns aren't gendered in Esperanto. Each ending or suffix makes it change to a different grammar parts.
All nouns end in 'o'. Knabo, knabino, nokto.
Adjectives end in 'a'. Blua, bela, varma.
Another example is the word rose. Rozo is the flower, while roza is the color pink.
All nouns can be Adjectives and all adjectives can be nouns as long as you switch the suffix.
Longa, longaj, longan, longajn. What is the difference? Any where to learn to cover?