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What is your favorite word in Esperanto?

Mine is "mirinda" I love this sound :)

July 22, 2015

54 Comments


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Fartas. Who does like the sound of "fart"? :P

July 22, 2015

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Kiel vi fartas? :P

Also amusing is trinki vs. drinki.

You likely know that 'trinki' is 'to drink'. 'Drinki' means 'to drink large quantities of alcohol'.

July 26, 2015

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Fartas is cool too but "mirinda" is better :P

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/everton.flavio

Mirinda estis oranĝa limonado, ĉu ne?

July 23, 2015

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Jes, en mia lando ni havas ĝin. Mi pensas, ke la kreinto estis esperantisto.

July 28, 2015

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Fartas is also mine. Makes me giggle every time. :D

July 24, 2015

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nemalhavebla (ne·mal·hav·ebl·a ← hav·i)

July 22, 2015

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To have. To be able to have. To be able to not have. To not be able to not have. As an adjective.

...

So... indispensable?

July 25, 2015

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Oh god,I went to look for the meaning hahaha

July 22, 2015

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Yes! — nemalhavebla = (en) indispensable

(de) unentbehrlich
(fi) välttämätön
(fr) indispensable
(it) indispensabile

July 25, 2015

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Esperanto.

July 23, 2015

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Neniam.

July 22, 2015

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I like words that use multiple affixes and create a very literal picture of what a word means, take "Enlitiĝi" (To go to bed), which transcribed literally is "to become in bed". Also "Malsanulejo" (Hospital) being constructed as "Sick person place".

I, too, like "Mirinda", which seems a popular opinion. The forms of the verb "Haki" (to chop, hack), especially as a participle (e.g. Hakota) have such a delightful visceral sound to them, really fun to say with a lot of articulation.

I might be a little too fond of some words i think.

July 25, 2015

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If you think you are too found of words then try reading the prologue of this . Acctualy, I'm fairly sure you'll end up reading the whole thing :)

July 25, 2015

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Sxafo.

Like, when I hear 'sheep', I think of a fat animal in a pasture. But 'sxafo' brings images of a fluffy creature grazing in the field with sun, flows and blue skies.

July 25, 2015

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My favourite so far is Ĉeĥio (Czech Republic). It sounds so exotic!

July 22, 2015

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i lived there for 2 years :) idk why im saying this but i am :P

August 16, 2015

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Jen pliaj vortoj:

  • bajano (bajan·o ← (ru) баян [ba.ja:n]) → (en) bayan
  • bajanisto (bajan·ist·o ← bajan·o)
  • Tamen, ĉar mi estas finno, la plej bela vorto sur la Tero eble estas saŭno (→ saŭnumi, saŭnumado, saŭnejo, fumsaŭno, …) :-)

P.S. — Jen eta artikolo pri saŭno kaj saŭnumado: Ek al saŭno! :-)

July 23, 2015

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lirli, tohuvabohuo, dirlididi

July 23, 2015

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Akvo

July 24, 2015

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My favorite word is "zorgo". It sounds like the name of an alien dictator, but it means "concern". That's fun.

July 26, 2015

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samideanoj

sam-ide-an-o-j

Literally: same-idea-person (plural)

Actual usage: can mean "other people who think alike", often means "other Esperantists"

July 26, 2015

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my favorite so far is "aĉeti" and just about most words with the accent symbol like "manĝaĵo"

July 22, 2015

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Just for how they feel to say: zorgi, edzo, ĉu, lango, forlasi

July 22, 2015

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I love ĉu - it was the first word I "understood" without translation (because there really is no one-to-one translation, but it counts for the self-esteem boost...) Pretty quickly I found myself "translating" sentences to English as "ĉu you are a penguin?" and such.

July 25, 2015

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Yeah! I love that feeling of riding-a-bicycle-without-training-wheels that comes from untranslatable words like that.

July 27, 2015

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salikoko!

July 22, 2015

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This word is funny

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CuriousAtanaa

I like words that make full use of the Esperanto affix system. Ilarujo is one of my current favorites. (No, I'm not going to say what it means. Go and look up the components - its a little lesson in its-self. Its il'ar'uj'o.)

July 24, 2015

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Oh my godddddddddd, this one was hard to discover the meaning .... Is it a toolkit? :/

July 25, 2015

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Toolbox is the usual translation I think, though it would also cover toll roll as far as I can see. Il - tool. Ar - collection of. Uj - container. Tool kit would probably be ilaro wouldn't it? (Checks Wiktionary, it agrees.) Anyway, I love how that one word made me think differently about affixes - so much more flexible than they first appear.

July 25, 2015

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I see.... Thanks :)

July 26, 2015

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Nedankinde!

July 26, 2015

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I like the pronouncation of the word dolcxa
And the meaning is the word is as good as the word's pronouncation is!

July 24, 2015

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I don't know if you already knew that that drink known as Mirinda really took its name after the Esperanto word. That drink was created in Spain but it's not more sold there.

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirinda

https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirinda

July 26, 2015

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It's so funny! I drank Mirinda a few times and I didn't realize that the name of this beverage is Esperanto one! Gxi estas mirinda!

July 27, 2015

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Gruntbovo = yak

December 16, 2016

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Interreto - quite different than in other languages

July 22, 2015

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Mirinda is a beautiful word!

Some of my favorites are: Jupo, Fajro and Zorgi.

July 22, 2015

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I like the Zorgi sound :)

July 24, 2015

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Akvon :D I find this word so ancient and full of stories, it has something to do with "acqua" somehow.

July 23, 2015

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Akvo - Esperanto

Agua - Spanish

água - Portugese

Acqua - Italian

Aqua - Latin

Yep. Definitely some history there.

July 24, 2015

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Well, if you consider that somewhere in the past V sounded like U, Akvo could be spoken like "Akuo" wich has a pronounce very close to Acqua.

July 27, 2015

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I like "Mi pardonpetas" and I like "manjo" for meal. But I am not very far along in the course.

July 24, 2015

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*manĝo :)

July 25, 2015

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I haven't figured out how to fix my keyboard. And I can't learn Ukranian or Russian until I do. 8..^ (

July 25, 2015

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I use "Ek!", which is a little program that catches all of your "CX" and "SX" and the like and turns them into "Ĉ" and "Ŝ" and such.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CuriousAtanaa

There's some stuff here about getting accents on different systems. Personally I use jcreed's chrome extension. It works nicely for most things, though for some reason it won't work over on lernu' s dictionary, which can be slightly annoying. I suggest searching the relevant forums for ways to get other characters. Gl :)

July 25, 2015

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I have a lot of them not only one. Maybe the one which most impressed me the first time I read it was “facilanima”. It describes perfectly reformists.

And I love the correlatives.

In the other hand I don't like "saluton", "scii" kaj “knabo”. I mean the words, of course, not what they represent. And probably many more.

July 26, 2015

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Jen ankoraŭ unu, tre utila (kaj nova) vorto:

  • saĝtelefono (saĝ·telefon·o ← telefon·o) = (en) smartphone (or smart phone) :-)
August 7, 2015

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blankulacxo blank- -ul -acx -o white person terrible (noun) terrible white person

March 1, 2017

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Manĝobastonetojn! Miaopinie!

March 1, 2017

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I like words what are very constructed and are very "graphic" or well explained about their meaning. i have to say my favorite is "Samtavolanoj" ("peers") which is literally "members of the same layer"

June 21, 2017

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Nedankinde

March 20, 2018
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