I think how well has a quantitative meaning, so it should be translated to kiom bone instead.
Ki- = what. -el = manner, way. Kiel = in what manner/way. Kiel bone = how well.
- kiel bone vi ludas la gitaron?
- kiel laŭte oni povas ludi pianon?
Ludas sounds like the game Ludo, which is memorable...
Just checked and 'ludo' means 'I play' in Latin. Languages are endlessly fascinating.
"how well you do play" is what hovers over the words to translate. I put that and it say x Correct solution: How well do you play? is this a bug?
No, not a bug.
When you do the hover-over translate, it tells you what each word means in the order they appear, but that may not be the best translation of the sentence as a whole. (Occasionally it'll do a phrase, but even then it's just part of the sentence, not the entire sentence.)
"How well you do play" sounds like a statement in English, but this is a question. To get it in proper English you have to rearrange the words to indicate the question. Thus: "How well do you play?"
Another example: if in Spanish you got the phrase "el coche rojo," the hover-over translations word by word would tell you "the" "car" "red." But in English, the adjective comes first, so the translation for the phrase is "the red car."
Does that make sense?
I would guess "ču" isn't needed because "kiel" is itself a question word. That's just a guess though.
One could translate ĉu as something like changing a question to asking something with a yes/no answer.
you have a cat. - vi havas katon. - a statement
do you have a cat? - ĉu vi havas katon? - a question
I was actually wondering the same! I didn't really get the cxu role so far. Can anybody help?
cxu is used as a yes/no question word to turn a statement into a question, much like 吗 in mandarin.
What is my answer not accepted, I wrote Do you play well? I though I am conveying the same meaning? Any feedback will be appreciated it.
"Do you play well?" is only asking for a yes/ no answer - it is a closed question. You need an open question that results in a level of ability being given, so "How well do you play?"