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"Li desegnis la malsanulejon."

Translation:He designed the hospital.

3 years ago

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This word for hospital reminds me of the German "das Krankenhaus" (the sick-house), which for some weird reason I always find to be an amusingly literal way to phrase it. But then words with K's often tend to sound funny.

3 years ago

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Wait, did he draw the hospital or did he design it? Both answers are accepted, but they mean very different things in English.

2 years ago

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I would imagine that context would determine. But designing a hospital usually does involve some sort of drawing

2 years ago

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Hmmm ... affixes are all very well in their place, as long as there are not too many of them all in one word. Malsanulejo is one of those words.. more prefixes and suffixes than there are concepts necessary to express.

1 year ago