"Get well soon" is the usual thing to say. "Get well fast" I have never heard.
"fast" is indeed an adverb. It's both an adjective and an adverb.
I also learned this while taking this course. I had always thought that "quickly" was the correct way to use "fast" as an adverb but I was wrong.
I am British, and of an age that still considers "fast" to be an adjective, not an adverb.. and certainly not some mealy-mouthed combination of the two. But hey! Language changes, and sometimes it even changes back, which is what I think is happening here.
Re means again, or the reverse of. Since this means get well soon, you're wishing the reverse of what is currently the case.
I still don't get it. Sanig'u should be "get well". Resanig'u should be "get well again".
I think the point is that the normal state for most people is healthy. In this case "resaniĝu" is closer to the english word "recover"
Obviously "saniĝu" would be understood though
"Saniĝu" is "become healthy". "Resaniĝu" is "become healthy again". I'm not sure I would use the former for someone who is sick.
@JooRomero4 For example, to make some product healthy, which it isn't in its natural state.
However, "saniĝi" has been and is being used instead of "resaniĝi". I don't mind, but I think "resaniĝi" is more logical.
Imperatives sound more authoritarian in Esperanto than they do in English, couldn't it be? There is a distinction in verbs when talking in Esperanto, but no declension is made in English verbs, which stay the same "to get well, get well" vs "resaniĝi, resaniĝu". Sounds kind of strong... I kind of love Esperanto. Amu Esperanton.
AiSENMA, "-u" signifies volition, even mild volition ... "(Mi deziras, ke vi) resaniĝu rapide." // "(Mi volas, ke vi) dancu kun mi."
Haha yh I was thinking that too... This well-wishing phrase sounds like a threat ;)
"Get well quickly" is closest, I think. "Get well soon" is most usual in UK, where we still object to the use of "fast" as an adverb.
At least in the places in the US that I have lived, "fast" is generally also considered only an adjective, not an adverb. That's also how I was taught it in school. Though, I know that's not true everywhere here.
I'm beginning to feel like it's not just the US and the UK that are two countries that are divided by a common language, but even different regions in each which are subdivided similarly.