"Kial vi estas en malbona humoro hodiaŭ?"

Translation:Why are you in a bad mood today?

June 27, 2015

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Ĉu vi akceptas "Kiu pisis en via Cheerios hodiaŭ?"


You could say: "Kial via humoro fus'ig'is?" or "Kial vi humorac'as hodiau'?" - if you want to make it more casual.


I wanted to translate it as "Well you're just puppies and kittens and unicorns farting rainbows aren't you?


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Mi pensas ke la esprimo estas tre angleca tiel. Mi dirus "Kial vi havas malbonan humoron hodiaŭ"


Bulgarian (and AFAIK Russian too, possibly other Slavic as well) uses the same construction of 'being in good/bad mood', so it's not exactly an Anglicism.


Both ways are equally valid. (And about equally common.)

Searching Tekstaro de Esperanto with only Zamenhof texts:
en malbona humoro -- 2 hits.
malbonan humoron -- 1 hit.

en bona humoro -- 4 hits.
bonan humoron -- 12 hits.

Then, with all texts selected:
en malbona humoro -- 8 hits.
malbonan humoron -- 6 hits.

en bona humoro -- 14 hits.
bonan humoron -- 20 hits.


Hmm, seems weird, I would have thought that mood would be expressed using "havi" or as a verb "humoras malbone", but is seems that "en X humoro" is standard usage, even though the preposition seems arbitrary. Is this a neologism, or was this canonical usage?


Not a new expression at all. Zamenhof expressed himself like this. Nevertheless you can use: "Kial vi malbonhumoras?" or "Kial vi estas malbonhumora?"


I really think, "Why are you in a foul mood today?" should be an acceptable translation.


humoro = mood? It is "temperament, humour" in Wiktionary.


Temperment and humor (pardonon, mi estas Usonano) are synonyns for mood.


Could it be accepted malhumoro ? in Catalan language it is exactly this same word "malhumor", so it feels to em quite antinatural to me to say "malbona humoro"


No. Remember, in Esperanto the prefix "mal" does not make things bad (as in Catalan), it just gives you the opposite. It's easy to come up with the opposite of a specific mood (such as feliĉo and malfeliĉo), but not so easy to come up with the opposite of mood, in general, so your "malhumoro" wouldn't carry meaning for most speakers.

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