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"Mi bedaŭras tion, kion mi faris."

Translation:I am sorry for what I did.

June 18, 2015

12 Comments


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

you have to have the ti- word to connect the ki- word. My bedaŭras kion doesn't make sense by itself, so it can't be the main clause.


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

I know, but I figured "kion mi faris" could still be a subordinate clause the way I wrote it, just less explicitly separated from the main clause. It's like in English, you don't necessarily have to write/say "I am sorry for that, which I did." But I take it it's different in Esperanto (except in colloquial language, according to the message below). Dankon!

Edit: just saw the other sentence in this lesson, "Konfesu, ke vi bedaŭras kion vi faris!", so I'm guessing it's probably more or less like English after all.


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

That wouldn't be correct and should be avoided... I already pointed out to them that this was an error in the Esperanto.


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

That's disappointing... I rather like the structure. Also it's nicer if not too many things are explicitly wrong in Esperanto, since it's meant to be easy. Ah well.


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

Would "Mi bedaŭras kion mi faris" be correct also?


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

In colloquial language it would be ok.


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

mi bedaŭras pri kion mi faris(would this work?)


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

I'm not sure. Going by the comment of difbobatl above, that would suggest it would have to be "Mi bedaŭras pri tio, kion mi faris". I do think you can say "bedaŭri pri", at least. On the other hand, johmue said it was okay without the "tio(n)" in colloquial language, in which case I would say "Mi bedauras pri kion mi faris" would similarly be okay in colloquial language. They seemed to disagree between them, and I'm not sure who is correct.


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

The voice acting with this guy is amazing.


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

Says the beagle with head hung low.


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

Can you also say: mi bedauras pro kion mi faris?

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