1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Esperanto
  4. >
  5. "Kie vi aĉetis tiun manĝilaro…

"Kie vi aĉetis tiun manĝilaron?"

Translation:Where did you buy that silverware?

June 13, 2015

11 Comments

Sorted by top post

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rapn21

It helps if you break manĝilaro down into each of its parts.

Manĝ- to eat

il- a tool

ar- a group

Therefore manĝilaro is a group of tools used to eat, ie silverware or cutlery.

June 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kayleigh921788

I needed this comment. Dankon!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jidohanbaiki

That feeling when you know exactly what manĝilaron means but you don't know the English word. Maybe I should have tried "Where did you buy that group of eating-tools?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arkpofadisto

As a non native English speaker, sometimes having similar struggles. But it is good, since I'm not only learning Esperanto, but essentially also filling the gaps in my English.

Pro tip: use the dictionary when you don't know the English word :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davgwynne

Is silverware the usual American term for cutlery? I think of a silver tea service or silver trays when I think of silverware; not that I have ever owned any.

Edit: Previously answered on another thread - Yes the words Silverware and Flatware are American terms for cutlery.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VenturerWild

"Silverware," by definition at least, also includes hollowware (trays, bowls, plates, etc.) and flatware (also plates and the like), but, at least in my area, it's only practically used to describe cutlery.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatriciaJH

Hmmm. Ĉu duo akceptas "chopsticks"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 2069

"Chopsticks" is too specific. There is more to silverware/flatware than just chopsticks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexanDDOS

Kiu diris, ke mi aĉetis tiun?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/solumaenus

Is there a way to specify what kind of silverware you are using? Like, spoon, fork, spork?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 2069

fork; spoon; knife; chopsticks
forko; kulero; tranĉilo; manĝbastonetoj

And according to Google Translate, Esperanto has developed a word for spork: sporkado.

Learn Esperanto in just 5 minutes a day. For free.