Why is it 'La kafo ne estas malvarma' and not 'La kafo estas ne malvarma'?
Because the negative is formed "ne + verb + whatever comes next", as you'll see as you progress in the course (ne always comes before the verb).
Oh, okay. Thanks.
"La kafo ne malvarmas." is a possible answer?
Yeah, i actually prefer that one. Otherwise you end up with estas everywhere
In esperonto the word order for the most part does not matter to much. If you look up the 16 rules you will see why.
So... What would be the difference between saying "La kafo ne estas malvarma." and "La kafo ne estas malvarmo." in this case? Or is the second way simply incorrect? Do the endings of adjectives ever change?
"La kafo ne estas malvarmo"
The coffee is not warmth
Edit: Sorry, malvarmo is obviously cold, not warmth. Warmth is varmo.
I think you get the point, though. -o makes it a noun while -a makes it an adjective.
What’s the difference between malvarma and malvarmas?