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"Kiam venas paĉjo?"

Translation:When does dad come?

June 2, 2015

12 Comments


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

If the gas station is 2 km away, and my dad can travel at 60 km/hr, why hasn't he returned from getting cigarettes for 6 years?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Markqz
  • 2032

Heir resistance.


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

Just over nine months before you were born, dear.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robot-dreams

Wait, does "veni" actually have the same... connotation??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bvance.72_lubez

Why is venas before pacxjo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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  • 2676

No reason. Esperanto has a fairly flexible word order.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G-M2
  • 302

At first glance I thought this sentence had a literal but poor English translation. I couldn't imagine a situation where you'd say this over, "When does dad come HOME?" I came to comments looking for answers but found none. (Please remember that children also use Duolingo, so please keep adult comments veiled rather than explicit.) However, I came up with the situation on my own: Your parents are divorced and your dad regularly picks you up on this day of the week, but you never remember when, hence, "When does dad come?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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  • 2676

Yeah, basically "When does dad get here?" You can also say "When is dad coming?"

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