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"Homoj estas mamuloj."

Translation:People are mammals.

June 1, 2015


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I was curious about the root so I looked it up. If anyone else was wondering, mam' is a root meaning "breast" (as in ❤❤❤❤❤) and it takes the -ul- suffix to refer to the group of breasted animals (mammals).

June 19, 2015


Yes, and mammals have mammary glands, which produce milk.

July 17, 2015

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February 6, 2016


Well, I have noticed that when you (impersonal 'you', here. Just to be clear :þ) are sucking on a breast, you do tend to make a kind of mamamama sound if you engage your vocal chords.

July 17, 2015


Mamar is also the verb to suck in Spanish, ie the popular Mexican expression "No mames guey".

July 28, 2016


Bloodhound Gang "Bad Touch"

You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals

So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel

November 19, 2015


Why "Humans are mammal" is wrong? I am not saying in context of word to word transaltion but doesn't it mean the same?

June 5, 2015


In English, nouns need to agree in number too - A human is a mammal, but people (many humans) are mammals (plural).

June 5, 2015


I think they mean it as an adjective - but that's not the calque translation that Duolingo wants.

July 17, 2015


"Mamuloj" it's plural

June 5, 2015

  1. "mammal" isn't an adjective.
  2. The original Esperanto sentence uses the noun instead of the adjective, so even if "mammal" were an adjective, it'd be most logical to use the noun.
December 21, 2016


As others have pointed out, the English word "mammal" cannot be used as an adjective. But that doesn't mean that there is no corresponding adjective in English. It's "mammalian". See https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mammalian

(Whether "Humans are mammalian." should be considered a correct translation, I'm not sure, as the Esperanto sentence used the noun, too.)

June 18, 2017


In my language, "maamuli" means common.

December 9, 2015

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