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"Come visit my apartment!"

Translation:Venu viziti mian loĝejon!

July 6, 2015



It seems like a very idiomatic use of "come" here. I'm surprised it translates so literally into Esperanto.


If we translate back to English word-for-word, it's "Come to visit my residence."


Well, the infinitive does not get "to" in all cases in English. I'd say it's definitely an infinitive in English as well, in this context.


I think it's common to quite a lot of languages, though. At least Dutch also uses it: "Kom mijn woning bezoeken!"


Is there any difference in meaning between "apartamento" and "loĝejo"?


Yes. "Apartamento" is specifically an apartment but "loĝejo" is any place of lodging, a permanent residence, or domicile which could refer to a hotel, an apartment, a house, etc.


Your explanation is very clear. Dankon! Nun mi komprenas :)


Does anyone else think of loĝejo as a "container of lodging"?

+3 to your rest attribute.


Maybe if it were loĝujo.


hahaha, oh man, my brain tonight. Yeah, that makes more sense.


Question about imperatives: "Venu viziti" and "Veni vizitu", how are they different? One is accepted and the other is not.


I think Venu viziti, the order is to come, and the complement is to come do what? Viziti. On the other, the order is to visit, the complement visit what? veni wouldn'y make sense. "Vizitu mian logxejon" would be perfect in my humble opinion, but Vizitu veni or veni vizitu wouldn't.


So we've learned the phrase "come visit my apartment", but is that really what this is supposed to mean. Wouldn't it be better to say "Come visit me at my apartment", or "Come see my apartment". Otherwise, (considering how Esperanto requires the correct preposition for words like "on" or "with", this phrase is telling someone to come and literally visit the apartment.

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