"Ses, sep, ok, naŭ, dek"

Translation:Six, seven, eight, nine, ten

June 3, 2015



Imagine if they switched two of the numbers... :P

June 3, 2015


He's so slow and patient when he reads out new words I love it

June 23, 2015


He is amazing. Best voice I've ever listened to in a language course.

June 24, 2015


....then he let it go again :P

July 31, 2015


This one's really fun to overlap the recording.

"ses, sseeps, osskeeps, nossaŭkeeps, dnosseaŭkeekps, dnoseaŭkekp, dnoeaŭkk, dnaŭek, dek"

January 1, 2016


I thought e had a stronger a sound, like the a of ape.

December 29, 2015


"e" in Esperanto sounds more like the "e" sound in "egg". The "a" sound in "ape" is closer to the Esperanto dipthong "ej".

December 29, 2015


Yes and no. Esperanto vowels are "pure". That is, they are supposed to be one sound the whole way through. English vowels move around a lot. (Think about how much your mouth moves when you say the O in "go").

So, the difference in Esperanto between "e" and "ej" is that "e" is pure and "ej" moves around a bit.

What Sanguine_Dreamer seems to be asking about is vowel quality. It's possible to pronounce E in different ways that are pure (i.e. that don't move around a lot) yet which remind us of different English vowel sounds. I know fluent speakers from different countries who pronounce E in ways that might sound like "a in ape" to some people. There's nothing wrong with this, although it did surprise me at first. The voice in Duolingo pronounces it a bit like the E in get, and that's fine too.

Along these lines, watch out for a popular Esperanto speakers who pronounce "i" like the short "i" in English (lid, kid, kick). Shoot for a good "eeeeee" sound. I've heard a few German Esperantists pronounce it that way, but it's not ideal.

April 2, 2016


Vi estas membro de 'Stack Exchange', ĉu ne?

August 19, 2017


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Mi estas cxie. :-)

August 20, 2017


On a tangent, it kind of irritates me that «unu» breaks the nice one-syllable pattern of the other numbers.

July 26, 2017


"Naŭ" is related to the Latin "novem", German "neun", and English "nine".

July 28, 2017


And the Urdu نو, pronounced [nɔː] to [nɞʊ].

November 22, 2018


i guess 7,8,9,10 is a wrong answer lol

October 23, 2017


it is a good answer EXCEPT for some strange reason it whined at me that I left out a space between the comma and 10.

Very Strange...

August 1, 2018
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