"Mi portas ŝtrumpetojn, ne ŝtrumpojn."

Translation:I wear socks, not stockings.

June 2, 2015

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FluffyCat113

So Zamenhof figured that socks are tiny stockings you say? Genius.

November 9, 2015

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

You know what they say, "You can't spell socks without trumpet."

February 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Setsuko670458

Is that a joke?

December 3, 2018

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

For the record I didn't know the difference between them till I learned them fro duo

September 21, 2015

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

What is the difference?

June 2, 2015

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

Socks are short and cover the ankles, while stockings are long.

June 2, 2015

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

Check the Tips & Notes from this section: it gives lots of good information!

August 9, 2015

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

I always read it before starting. Which is kinda why I hate the mobile app, because it doesn't have the tips & notes...

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/courtney.driver

Bring tips and notes to mobile!

February 15, 2016

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

Seriously. It seems silly not to have that feature. Why would it be beneficial to computer users and not mobile device users?

August 30, 2016

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

I can only think of space being a reason.

But not a very good one.

August 30, 2016

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

It's probably just the programming it takes to change the notes from computer form to app form. I can't imagine them copy-and-pasting the notes in by hand (not when there are so many per language!) so they probably have to code in a method of transferring it.

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meU7dr

Don't forget, you can always go to the website on your phone's browser to read the tips.

Works best in "Desktop Mode" so that you can also see how many experience points you have made this day.

August 30, 2018

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

So, trumpeto is a small Trump?

June 18, 2016

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

Well, coronet is a small crown, and bassinet is a small basket, so seems logical.

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Zorua-

Little stockings! I just realized that, actually.

July 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/effi2002

Is the noun strumpo loaned from Swedish?

June 19, 2015

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

As in Pippi Langstrompe? I suspect that Zamenhof saw that the word was used throughout the Germanic speaking countries. The English word is apparently derived from the French. Another word for leggings, hose seems to be Anglo-Saxon or Celtic in derivation.

Okay, time to put a sock in it.

August 28, 2015

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

From German Strumpf.

June 26, 2015

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

Looking in Cherpillod's Konciza Etimologia Vortaro It would appear that we are all of us correct. And the word is also ŝtrumpf in Yiddish, and Strømpe in Norwegian.

Useful book, that.

January 2, 2016

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

Donald Ŝtrump portas ŝtrumpojn.

April 20, 2016

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

You wear strumpets?

September 13, 2015

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

Beats strumpeting about yourself.

Okay, now strump my pun.

September 14, 2015

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

Mi skribas pekojn, ne tragediojn.

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamScott794079

Does ŝtrumpeto have anything to do with strumpet?

February 23, 2018

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

Stockings and sewing... Words I've used in English more often in a linguistic sense than in a literal sense...

July 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uq.
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knee socks not accepted for ŝtrumpojn

February 7, 2016

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

I came to this comments section for the sole purpose of finding the bad puns regarding Trump and socks. Thank you for not disappointing.

August 27, 2016

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

this one is gonna be a pain

March 17, 2019
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