"In front of my car, two cats are playing."

Translation:Antaŭ mia aŭto, du katoj ludas.

July 4, 2015

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There should be more questions like these, where it shows multiple ways of saying the same thing. It would help make learning alternative word orders (such as noun-adjective rather than adj-noun) much easier. We definitely don't want people from different native languages not being able to understand each other quickly in spoken conversation due to a lack of understanding of sentence structure.


Why is there a comma in Antaŭ mia aŭto, du katoj ludas but not in Antaŭ mia aŭto ludas du katoj?


I think it's only because the English translation has one. There are no strict rules about commas in Esperanto - the common usage of commas (e.g. "Mi diris, ke mi konas lin") is only a tradition that most people follow, but it's not mandatory.


Why isn't 'katoj' the accusative 'katojn'?

isn't it a direct object of 'ludas'?


No, it's the subject.


right. thanks.


Do kial "mia aŭto" ne havas -n?

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