I did a Google reverse image search and it led me to "Se7en".
(Does anyone else pronounce that "se-seven-en"?)
That's the last scene from Se7en, when Brad Pitt's character asks "What's in the box?!".
For the hovertext, why are both "that" and "this" listed for "tiu"? Should it be just "that"? Doesn't the "this" require an extra "cxi" particle?
great - do you know how I can submit an error retroactively (after the question is over)?
I got the impression that tiu was used when there is more than one chest in the vicinity and we want to know what us in this (or that) particular chest.
You're correct. Within the Duolingo course, it's best to be very strict about the difference between "this" and "that" because most of the questions will be corrected strictly, but in the real world when there's only one box, there's no reason to add ĉi .
"Tiu" simply points to some specific thing. That thing doesn't need to be far away. So it can mean "this" or "that".
I always heard of skatolo being the common word for box. Is there a difference between kesto and skatolo?
The difference is to do with mainly size and sometimes material.
Kesto: generally bigger containers; crates, chests. Includes things like mailboxes (leterkesto), and drawers (tirkesto).
Skatolo: smaller containers; cereal box, jewelry box, match box, etc. also tin cans, or other types of containers.
La vorto "ujo" can ankaŭ be used synonymously in most places skatolo and kesto are used, also kesto seems to take favour whenever there's uncertainty.
Duo accepts both:
• What is there in that box? • What is in that chest?
But not: • What is there in that chest?
What is the difference?
I had a positive reply to my report : What is there in that chest? is now accepted (2015-10-18).
This is a good sentence explaining the difference between usage of 'tiu' and 'tio'
what is the difference? i still don't understand. Tiu is 'that one' and tio is 'that'?
'tio' is used to denote 'that' when there is not object.
Kie estas tio? = Where is that?
'tiu' is used to denote 'that' when there is an accompanying object, or to denote 'that one'
Kie estas tiu cxapelo? = Where is that hat?
I don't speak English... I used "basket" and Duo didn't accept it... Is it wrong?
In the esperanto-english dictionery I found the word "ark" for kesto. Isn't that correct?
"Ark", as in "The Ark of the Covenant", is a chest or cupboard that holds the Torah scrolls. But in these lessons, it's best to go for the most common meaning, which here is "chest" or "box".
I'm confused, I thought enhavas was used for items inside something? Wouldn't the sentence be "Kio enhavas tiu kesto?"
Just like in English, you can say "What is in that chest?"/"Kio estas en tiu kesto?" and you can say "What does that chest contain?"/"Kion enhavas tiu kesto?" (You need "kion" to be in the accusative because it's the direct object of "enhavas".)