1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Esperanto
  4. >
  5. "Ŝi volas sendi leteron al si…

"Ŝi volas sendi leteron al siaj gepatroj."

Translation:She wants to send a letter to her parents.

May 29, 2015

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skombro

Shouldn't it be "sxiaj" and not "siaj"?

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vikungen

No, if it was ŝiaj it would imply she wants to send the letter to someone else's parents.

She (Alice) wants to send a letter to her (Amandas) parents.

vs

She (Alice) wants to send a letter to her (own) parents.

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skombro

So, can "sia" be used with "li" and "ili" as well?

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vikungen

Yes!

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohannesP3us

so it's actually just like spanish, when you say "su, sus"

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bryanhumano

It's more specific than that. It's more like saying "Su proprio" or "sus propios"

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XamLeumas

How?

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hsien.duol

So, si is the pronoun when you refer to yourself? (e.g. Mi amas sin. I love myself.)

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

It's only for third person - which is just about anything other than mi, ni or vi.

Maybe this song will help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCVkupOO8Es

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

And "She wants to send a letter to her own parents." is also accepted by Duolingo for this sentence.

December 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EsperantoEthan

Wait...how would you say "my own," "his own," "our own," etc?

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/claudydaniel

so it must be hard to distinguish the words during listening

January 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJF707015

Does anybody know what the word for a letter of the alphabet is? Would it be "alfabetajxo"?

August 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Litero

August 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJF707015

dankon

August 11, 2018
Learn Esperanto in just 5 minutes a day. For free.