"Timiga vetero neniam timigas min!"

Translation:Scary weather never scares me!

July 3, 2015

15 Comments


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

I don't understand

Why is "Tima vetero" different/incorrect here?

I have read the Tips and Notes...

July 3, 2015

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

"tima" would be something like "fearful" or "... of fear" - related to "timi" (to fear, be afraid). PIV gives the examples "tima krio, gesto" (a fearful cry or gesture; a cry or gesture of fear).

But the weather is not afraid or fearful, it is scary or intimidating, making other people fear.

La vetero timigas homojn, do ĝi estas timiga.

July 5, 2015

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

Ohhhhhh I see! Thank you very much!!

July 5, 2015

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

What's PIV? I've seen that said before.

February 29, 2016

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

It's the Plena Ilustrita Vortaro de Esperanto ("Complete Illustrated Dictionary of Esperanto"), one of the biggest monolingual Esperanto dictionaries. A few years ago, it was made available online for free after registration at vortaro.net (if you have a Lernu account, that also works for the online PIV).

It's not official, but because of its size and comprehensiveness, it has become somewhat of a quasi-standard dictionary.

It may have a bit of a French bias due to the nationality of its authors, e.g. recommending gazono over razeno for "lawn".

February 29, 2016

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

What's the point of Esperanto having so many words for the same thing? I've seen this a lot. In English usually there is a slight difference even if it's minor but this doesn't seem to be the case in EEperanto.

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian635094

Dunno about 'so many words', but if you don't have subtlety, you can't DO subtle. Besides, some nations NEED subtlety to differentiate e.g. biero, elo, and cxevalurino.

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

How do you know it's scary then?

December 4, 2017

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

La malvarmo neniam gxenis min cxiuokaze.

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keniko1

Should 'Scary weather never makes me scared' be accepted?

November 25, 2017

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

Someone might describe the weather as frightful without suggesting the weather is full of fear.

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tuxayo
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Should «A scary weather never scares me!» be valid?

July 29, 2016

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

I think not - weather is not usually countable in English.

July 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandomCanadian12

June 2, 2016

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

That is the stupidest thing I've heard

November 6, 2015
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