1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Esperanto
  4. >
  5. "In this picture there are fo…

"In this picture there are four people: my parents, my brother and my sister."

Translation:Sur tiu ĉi foto estas kvar uloj: miaj gepatroj, mia frato kaj mia fratino.

June 19, 2015



Could you not use "en" here, rather than "sur?"

June 19, 2015


What an interesting question. My impulse is to say "en la foto" -- but the trouble is that sometimes it's hard to tell whether it's your native language influence. I've checked around a bit and "sur foto" is certainly common, but "en foto" is not unheard of. Examples of either expression were kind of hard to turn up. Some searches showed "en foto" as more common. Others showed "sur foto" as more common. I think the lesson here is do the best you can and don't panic if someone else says it differently.

By the way, see :


April 14, 2016


That's what I thought

November 11, 2015


Maybe my English is not good enough, but I thought that there were pictures that aren't photos. If I'm not wrong, the translation shouldn't be "foto" but "bildo".

August 14, 2018


That's a tricky one. "Picture" is used far more broadly in English, but you're right, and in a translation-based course, I tend to agree that picture/bildo and photo/foto should be kept clear. In real English (and real Esperanto), we have pictures in our wallet (kaj fotojn en la monujo.)

August 14, 2018
Learn Esperanto in just 5 minutes a day. For free.