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"The horses are fast."

Translation:La ĉevaloj estas rapidaj.

June 12, 2015



Why is «La ĉevaloj rapidas» wrong?


Rapidas doesn't mean "is fast". Instead, it means "hurries". In case a single word definition doesn't make sense, I mean "hurries" as in "makes an effort to go faster than normal". In the wise (paraphrased) words of Salivanto, "if it is an adjective in English, it is almost always an adjective in Esperanto".

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