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# "Lia kuzo alvenis je la deka."

Translation:His cousin arrived at ten.

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What if I wanted to say his cousin arrived on the tenth? Like tenth of May. Wouldnt i use je for that, too? En doesnt feel right.

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mihxal
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Tio okazis la dekan. = Tio okazis en la deka tago de la monato.

Tio okazis je la deka. = Tio okazis je la deka horo de la tago.

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I don't understand this sentence. What is la deka? The tenth of what?

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fdsimms
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The tenth hour, I would guess, so like ten o'clock

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Makes sense! Thank you! :)

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I was understanding it as "He arrived tenth" like tenth place

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Why not "ĉe dek"?

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AlexeiNewt
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"ĉe" is only used for someone/something's location in space, not time. Also, "dek" is only used for the number, rather than the time.

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How do i know when to use en and when to use je?

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Je is only used when no other preposition fits appropriately.

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What's the difference between apud, cxe and je

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StephieRice
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Apud = beside Cxe = at Je = that preposition that is used when no other preposition exists that can accurately conveybthe meaning

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Je is used to replace another preposition, but what preposition does it replace here?

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AlexeiNewt
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Je is used when we know there should be a preposition, but aren't quite sure what preposition to use, or when there isn't a specific preposition for it.

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