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"You can go anywhere."

Translation:Vi povas iri ien ajn.

June 28, 2015

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

This could also be translated as Vi rajtas iri ien ajn.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/djzeus01

ien ajn vs. ĉien = anywhere vs. everywhere?


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

Also "kien ajn" = "wherever."

Like the English "wherever," it may be used before a relative clause or by itself. Zamenhof used the "ki- ajn" forms quite a bit.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DRTurner72

Two questions:

  1. Is ebli not interchangeable with povi?

Vi eblas iri ien ajn

  1. Is the word ajn required. I had thought that ajn translated as "at all". \

My translation, marked incorrect, was

Vi eblas iri ien.


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

"ebli" is about ability, whereas "povi" is about possibility.

"Mi eblas legi libron, sed mi ne povas legi libron, se mi ne havas libron"
"I am able to read a book, but I cannot read a book, if I do not have a book"

"ien" -> "(to) somewhere"
"ajn" -> "any"
"ien ajn" -> "(to) somewhere any" -> "(to) any somewhere" -> "(to) anywhere"

"Vi eblas iri ien" -> "you are able to go (to) somewhere" -> "you are not immobile"
"Vi eblas iri ien ajn" -> "you are able to go (to) anywhere" -> "you can even walk on water"


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

ebli vs kapabli?


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

ebli - to be possible (i.e. it can exist)
kapabli - to be capable (of doing something)


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

ĉu mi ne rajtas skribi "vi povas iri ie ajn"? Mi ne volas diri "ien = al ie", kiel "mi marŝas ien ajn". Mi volas diri "mi iras ie ajn" kiel "mi pisas ie ajn". ;)

If, in English, someone says they need "to go" they might not mean they need to go to somewhere.

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