"How well do you play?"

Translation:Kiel bone vi ludas?

June 11, 2015

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what about "kiel bone ludas vi"?


It's okay to say it like that but many recomend one to not chnage the word order according to the germanic verb-2 rule

Some may say that a change like that changes the meaning of the sentence slightly.


I've tried "Kiel vi ludas bone?", thinking that the order of the words was not important. But it only accepts "Kiel bone vi ludas?". Is the order sometimes more important than some other times?


It's not the order of words, that's unimportant. It's the order of sentence parts. In your version you are tearing a sentence part (kiel bone) apart.

Actually your version has a different meaning:

"Kiel vi ludas bone?" means "How do you play well?"


Thanks! That makes sense :)


Why don't we add cxu to the beginning if it's a question?


I think that cxu is for yes/no questions. So "Cxu vi ludas bone?" would be "Do you play well?" and I don't think "Cxu bone vi ludas?" is grammatical at all, though someone with more Esperanto experience might be able to correct me there.


Where did the word "do" fome from? Sorry if this question sounds stupid but isn't there an eo word for do?


It is an eccentricity of English grammar, and so does not show up in the Esperanto. Essentially, in English, when putting 'you play' into a question, you say 'do you play?' In Esperanto, the 'kiel' makes the sentence into a question, without needing such shenanigans.


About twice a day.


can't it be "kiel bone ĉu vi ludas?"


Counted wrong when I tried that.


I don't think so. You dont use te cxu with questions like who when why...


What's the difference between ludas and ludoras? They're both "play" but how do they differ?


Present tense verbs always end in -as in Esperanto. So to say "how well do you play?" you would use ludas. I'm actually not sure what the "or" is doing in ludoras, perhaps someone with more Esperanto experience could explain, but from what I can tell it's not really a word, and if it is then it isn't used often, if it all.


Now that was a hard one :)


so bone here is an adv. ?

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