"He can memorize a book."

Translation:Li povas parkerigi libron.

June 18, 2015

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Both parkeri and parkerigi mean 'memorise', what's the difference? :(


The root is "parkere", which means "from memory" or "by heart". Most dictionaries will tell you that the correct way to form the word "to memorize" from this root is to add -ig- and get "parkerigi", whereas a lot of Esperanto speakers just change the adverb directly to a verb and get "parkeri".


Correct and accepted.

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Bone, do ni ne bezonas enmemorigi tiun ne tiom utilan radikon :)


parkeri is an intransitive verb. "Mi parkeras." ("I memorize.") There is no object. To turn the verb into a transitive verb, Esperanto adds -ig-. "Mi parkerigas libron." ("I am memorizing a book.") This can be done with any intransitive verb as long as the result make sense.


This doesn't seem like a full explanation. You can say "Mi legas" (for example in response to "Kion vi fartas?") but you don't add -ig- to say that you're reading a book.


what's the root of parkere from outside esperanto?


It is from the french 'par cœur' (by heart)


I agree that it should be “perkorigi”


I still don't see why -ig- would be used here ;-; Some explanations I saw were saying that -ig- is used when you want to turn something into something else. It makes sense in "Mi limpigas mia salonon" (I will make the living room get clean, to clean) and "Mi mortigos vin." (I'll make you get dead, to kill). But "He can turn a book memorized" doesn't make any sense to me.


Parkeri means parkere scii (know by heart). So parkerigi means to make known by heart, or in English natural idiom, to memorize. So, "li povas parkeri libron" would mean, "he can know a book by heart," which doesn't make much sense, at least to me. But "li povas parkerigi libron" means, "he can memorize a book," which does make sense.


What's the different usage of "parkerigi" and "memorigi"? Can you help me? Thanks


Parkerigi is to memorize, memorigi is to remind. You memorize a word, you remind a person.

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