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"Kie vi aĉetis tiun manĝilaron?"

Translation:Where did you buy that silverware?

3 years ago

8 Comments


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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jidohanbaiki
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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?"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJH

Hmmm. Ĉu duo akceptas "chopsticks"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
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"Chopsticks" is too specific. There is more to silverware/flatware than just chopsticks.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexanDDOS

Kiu diris, ke mi aĉetis tiun?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/solumaenus

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

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
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fork; spoon; knife; chopsticks
forko; kulero; tranĉilo; manĝbastonetoj

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

8 months ago