"Via onklino estas la fratino de unu el viaj gepatroj."

Translation:Your aunt is the sister of one of your parents.

May 30, 2015

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

Could someone explain me the use of de.... el... in this sentence?

May 30, 2015

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

"el" is used when you are selecting elements from a set. It literally translates as "from/out of", like the word "ex" in Latin.

The sentence "unu el viaj gepatroj" means "one (out) of (the set of) your parents", or more casually, "one of your parents".

June 4, 2015
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