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  5. "Mia praavo venas el Ĉinio."

"Mia praavo venas el Ĉinio."

Translation:My great-grandfather comes from China.

June 9, 2015


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Praavo, then prapraavo? Then praprapraprapraavo?

August 30, 2015


Mi devis ridi, sed jes, vi pravas ;-)

(I had to laugh, but yes, you're right ;-))

March 12, 2016


no, praavo, then prapraavo, then praprapraavo, then prapraprapraavo, and only then, praprapraprapraavo

August 14, 2018


If avo is grandfather and nepo is grandson, would my "pranepo" be my great grandson?

April 27, 2017


yeah i think so

August 14, 2018


So according to this lesson Duo is a Russian-Chinese green owl. Interesting.

April 24, 2018



August 14, 2018


Just joking about a few sentences here...

August 15, 2018


This sentence is supposed to be in past tense, isn't it?

January 22, 2016


Not really, it can be, implying he's no longer living "He came from China". In the present it could mean that perhaps he's visiting and he's coming from China.

March 27, 2016


This sentence as provided by Duo is emphatically wrong, unless the old guy comes now and then from China to some other country.

March 26, 2017


Good for him that we didn't learn the past tense at this point.

July 1, 2017


Evildea? :D

December 12, 2017


Can you drop one 'a' in 'praavo' for the sake of pronunciation ?

June 9, 2015


No, you should pronunciate it "pra-avo". Pravo is a different word altogether, meaning "right" (as in "the right to something").

June 9, 2015


Would a long a work?

September 5, 2015


I've actually thought of this. Normally, I just stick to "pra'avo" with the glutteral stop, but often wonder if elongated vowel "aah" would work. Personally, I find saying two l's with a glutteral stop a bit demanding.

October 1, 2015


Ⓓon't make a glottal stop, just take a brief pause between the syllables. Treat them like two words, even.

October 5, 2015


what exactly is the difference?

December 20, 2015


Er, he makes a glottal stop because he finds it an easy, safe, and pleasant experience? Sorry -- I didn't mean to prescribe a pause, as opposed to a glottal stop.

You're supposed to have a little pause there, not a long vowel. You can get that with a glottal stop, if that's easy for you, and you can also get it with a tiny pause.

October 6, 2015


If I'm not supposed to do a glottal stop, then why does the speaker do it?

October 6, 2015


Think of a pause as between uh and oh in "uh oh" and the stop as the t in "can't". Linguistically this isn't actually correct but it is from a working standpoint.

April 20, 2016


I think its called a glottle stop and is made by stopping the air from coming out momentarily. In the universal alphabet I think its a upsode down question mark.

July 28, 2017


I think that the reason you asked that is because Duolingo do not teach Esperanto "the right way" in my opinion. They don't explain enough about the language and how it works and put the exercises as the main thing and let you understand most of the language by yourself. One might not understand all the word combining, for example, and memorize words that he doesn't really need to memorize. For starting to learn the language, I think that a site as "Lernu!" is much better, although Duolingo is a great exercise, once you've got the idea of the language.

June 30, 2015


Personally, I like Duo's method, which is having to figure things out myself. Figuring things out myself makes me think, and it's the thinking about it that keeps me interested. The spoon-feed method bores me to death. I don't even look at the "notes and tips" and I don't "hover" over words. I just take a guess. I'll probably go through the tree twice, and I'll look at things in more detail the second time around. I think if I try to understand everything as I go along, I'll just get so bogged down with information overload that I'll just give up.

September 23, 2015


That is also true, but they can at least explain that "praavo" is a combination of pra+avo

October 1, 2015


They do AFAIK, check the "hints & tips" section.

November 16, 2015


Remember that this is the beta version, there is too much to be added yet.

October 22, 2015


ni esperu!

December 20, 2015


do you keep adding 'a' for the number of 'great's

September 10, 2015


If I understood you correctly, no. Grandfather=avo Great grandfather=praavo Great great father=prapraavo And so on, if I'm not mistaking

October 1, 2015


yeah that's right

August 14, 2018
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