"This wheel works well."

Translation:Tiu ĉi rado funkcias bone.

June 23, 2015



Why is this "tiu" when the sentence I had just before this one about "Whose pen is that?" had tio, not tiu. Both are indicating a particular object.

November 23, 2015


I realize this is a year late, but it's the top question and has no answer yet.

Tio replaces a noun and can stand alone. Tiu can not stand alone.

So, in your example, "Kies plumo estas tio?" The "tio" is a noun representing the pen right in front of you.

Tiu is always with a noun. So, "That pen is beautiful" is "Tiu plumo estas bela" because the word "that" isn't a noun and isn't replacing anything.

October 6, 2017


What is the reason why 'Cxi tiu rado bone funkcias' is incorrect?

June 23, 2015


It is correct. You can put the particle ĉi before or behind tiu.

June 23, 2015


That's what I thought. I'll report it next time.

June 23, 2015


"Tiu" kaj "tiu ĉi" are not very different. And this is even more confusing for ppl who don't have English as a native language.

August 27, 2015


It's a matter of proximity. Even if your language doesn't specify this attribute, other languages like Spanish, French, and other languages do.

October 1, 2015


Why does the cxi need to be there?

February 22, 2017


It makes the difference between this (tiu ĉi) (near to the speaker) and that (tiu) (near to the listener or elsewhere). But if this difference does not matter English speakers tend to say that and Esperanto speakers tend to say tiu.

February 22, 2017
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