"He arrived thirty seconds earlier than me."

Translation:Li alvenis tridek sekundojn pli frue ol mi.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mingan8
Mingan8
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Why sekundojn and not just sekundoj? To arrive is intransitive, so I assumed alveni is as well. I don't see how sekundojn could constitute a direction either.

3 years ago

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THE -N ENDING AND QUANTITIES

Besides being used to indicate a direct object, the -n ending is also used to indicate length, quantities, price, distance and measures. For example:

La ŝtofo estas du metrojn longa. The fabric is two meters long.

La domo kostas multan monon. The house costs a lot of money.

Ili marŝis dudek kilometrojn. They walked twenty kilometers.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MathieuBriere

Dankon pro la klarigo. Ankaŭ mi eraris, kiel Mingan8.

10 months ago
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