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"Ho, mi bezonas iom da ĉokolado."

Translation:Oh, I need some chocolate.

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/bonniee
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Kiel oni diras "dementors"?

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Reply13 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RaizinM
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Great question! ;D

Well, literally dementor either means "one who causes dementia", or it comes from the original Latin word dementia or demens, which more or less means "deprived of mind/spirit/soul", in which case I guess dementor would mean something like "one who takes away minds/spirits/souls"

Dementia is demenco in Esperanto, so I guess demenciganto for the first possibility, and for the second maybe something like menseliganto. That's from menso (mind) + eligi (to take out, remove; from el + igi) + -anto

Or perhaps with -ulo instead of -anto? (demencigulo / menseligulo)

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Mi dirus "dementoroj".

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/claire_resurgent

RaizinM is correct about the etymology. But it's not necessary to capture the entire meaning in a compound word. Readers would come to understand what the word means in the same way as readers do in English: from examples and experience.

Demensulo and formensulo strike me as good candidates, with the second being more precise but the first preserving more audible similarity to "demenc/o".

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fischerfs
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This is my favourite course on the whole site.

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paddy_Zen
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Indeed, chocolate addiction is incurable.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/R_R1234
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The best medication ever:)

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https://www.duolingo.com/orzage
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Yes, great for diarrhea.

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https://www.duolingo.com/cdub4language
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La vero!

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cliff900
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Ha, jes, jen frazon, kiun mi ofte aŭdas de mia edzino. Sed, se mi honestas, mi ankaŭ foje diras ĝin.

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https://www.duolingo.com/monney30P
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Oni ĉiam bezonas iom da ĉokolado.

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ja52ng74
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Cxar mi havas diabeton

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Reply4 months ago