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What is your favorite word in Esperanto?

Mine is "mirinda" I love this sound :)

July 22, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Plyze

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valid_character

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'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

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


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

Mirinda estis oranĝa limonado, ĉu ne?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sakerti

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScottMasew

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


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    Esperanto.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah_SC

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CuriousAtanaa

    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 :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Red_Rat_Writer

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ludanto

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirville2

    It comes from German.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mathso2

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lm6480

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bajanisto

    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! :-)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johmue

    lirli, tohuvabohuo, dirlididi


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valid_character

    samideanoj

    sam-ide-an-o-j

    Literally: same-idea-person (plural)

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dackxandy

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jcreed

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SariniLynn

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jcreed

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

    This word is funny


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CuriousAtanaa

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

    I see.... Thanks :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arthur0703

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rev_ero

    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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arthur0703

    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!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bajanisto

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SariniLynn

    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?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

    Oh god,I went to look for the meaning hahaha


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bajanisto

    Yes! — nemalhavebla = (en) indispensable

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Runab4

    Interreto - quite different than in other languages


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vikungen

    Mirinda is a beautiful word!

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

    I like the Zorgi sound :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel.martins

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CuriousAtanaa

    Akvo - Esperanto

    Agua - Spanish

    água - Portugese

    Acqua - Italian

    Aqua - Latin

    Yep. Definitely some history there.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel.martins

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisZamenhof

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisZamenhof

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ludanto

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rev_ero

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bajanisto

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

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

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/islandis

    Manĝobastonetojn! Miaopinie!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reissecup

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mario_Osuna

    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"

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