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"If you are happy, I am also happy."

Translation:Se vi estas feliĉa, ankaŭ mi estas feliĉa.

June 30, 2015



Why isn't 'ke' used here to separate the clauses?

July 1, 2015


Because "ke" is a subordinator (roughly "that" in English), and here we have two main clauses, not a main clause and a subordinate clause.

You could use "tiam" if you wanted - "Se vi estas feliĉa, tiam ankaŭ mi estas feliĉa."

July 2, 2015


Would estus be appropriate? Out of curiosity

June 30, 2015


The sense would be different. "Estus" is used for speaking about hypothetical situations which can take place in the past, present or future. But this is the situation when someone is happy for someone else and is saying about it.

June 30, 2015


does anyone know if this is okay..."se vi estas felicxa ankaux mi felicxas " mixing it up...i know its probably counterintuitive...i just do it to get double the practice...but ive been marked wrong before

July 5, 2015


I had almost exactly this and it was accepted. Turning adjectives into verbs is pretty standard in Esperanto.

July 8, 2015


Could "se vi estas felicxaj, ankaux mi estas felicxa" be accepted? I don't see any reason not to accept the plural form or maybe I am missing something.

July 12, 2015


Looks fine to me; the English could be either singular or plural "you", so either Esperanto translation should be acceptable.

July 12, 2015

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    I've just tried it and it is not accepted. It surely should be, as there is nothing to show whether the "you" is singular or plural. I have reported it.

    May 1, 2018


    "Se vi feliĉas, mi feliĉas ankaŭ." was marked wrong. Is there a different connotation from the correct answer, "Se vi feliĉas, mi estas feliĉa ankaŭ."?

    August 6, 2015


    I answered "Se vi feliĉas, mi ankaŭ feliĉas." and it was marked correct. It's possible that they didn't account for that particular word order. It should be correct.

    Edit: I got this phrase again and this time answered "Se vi feliĉas, mi feliĉas ankaŭ." It didn't get marked wrong, but I received the following message: "ankaŭ always goes before the word it refers too, so in this case needs to go before "mi" "

    August 15, 2015


    Does Duolingo not recognize x-formatting for Esperanto?

    March 6, 2017


    Why does the first feliĉa have to be plural?

    September 13, 2018


    It doesn't have to be.

    "you" is ambiguous in English between singular and plural, and so both translations should be accepted.

    September 14, 2018
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