"Is the person bad?"

Translation:Ĉu la persono estas malbona?

June 7, 2015

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Wouldn't "Ĉu la persono malbona?" work? If not, why? One of the translations says malbonas, but doesn't that mean they are doing someting bad?


"Malbonas" is purely an Esperanto thing; it makes sense to say, "malbonas" when you want to say that they're "(being) bad" or "(doing) bad." And "Cxu la persono malbona?" does not make sense because there's no verb! All logical sentences need a subject and a verb!!!


Im feeling a littel bit dumb right now, but I'm slightly confused by the need to add the letter "S" to the end of "malbona" for it to be correct. This is obviously some gramerical thing which I have yet to learn about, as I am a begginer of Esperanto, and to my recolection this hasn't yet been explained to me in this course.

ONe possible suggestion for future updates of this site is to include some kind of link when you get the answer almost correct but not correct due to a gramerical error is for links to explanation of why or how answer was wrong and how to correct it. Just my 2 cent idea.

On the whole though I must say that this course has been one of the better courses that I have taken, possibly the best free resource i've encountered so far (I use the memorize app on my phone to learn some of the ANA PANA courses etc.

Keep up the good work duolingo team :)


when you say "malbonas" you are turning the word into a verb, essentially replacing the "estas." I hope you understand what I mean


I think I've finally understood this "-" concept. Estas malbona = is bad Malbonas = is bad

Mi ne estas malbona = Mi ne malbonas

From which language was this concept borrowed?


Mi diris "Ĉu estas la persono malbona?". Nu... mi scias, ke tiu eblas. u_u


What is te difference between homo and persono?


Homo is a human. Persono is a person.


Why does it say "cxu estas.." Typo or grammar im not sure of cause im on the app version?


I honestly think it's a mistake, I'm reporting it.


"Cxu" is just "ĉu". U can use "cx" instead of "ĉ" if u dont have the keyboard. Same with "ŝin" , it can be written as "sxu". Another example would be "Ŝanĝu" = "sxangxu". Do u get it? The x equals the little marker above whatever constant


"Sxin"* my bad, excuse my typo


"To be bad" is "malboni" OR "esti malbona(j)"

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