"Ankaŭ brakhorloĝoj estas horloĝoj."

Translation:Watches, too, are clocks.

August 4, 2015

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/arthur0703

Oh, today Audio is available but it was very hard to listen to this sentence without Tortoise mode for the first time...

August 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Superjey

I agree

August 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FluffyCat113

Brakhorloĝo sure is a mouthful I think, same with the word for to hug, ĉirkaŭbraki.

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Yardsman_Joe

I assume you can also word this sentence as: "Brakhorloĝoj estas ankaŭ horloĝoj", but is the preferred wording: "Ankaŭ brakhorloĝoj estas horloĝoj"?

August 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

No, because given that "ankaux" generally comes before the word it modifies, putting it in front of "horlogxoj" would change it to "watches are also clocks." That is, watches are multiple things - say, jewelry and clocks.

The original sentence is about multiple kinds of clocks - say, wall clocks are clocks, and watches too are clocks.

September 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Yardsman_Joe

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for replying : ).

September 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/HokonoSerejdo

I was wondering the same thing, but found the answer right here already. Thanks again.

August 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaSmit942625

Does ankaux always have to appear in the front of a sentence? It just confuses me to wrap my head around it.

November 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

It comes before the word it modifies.

  • Ankaux mi iros al la festo. (You are going and so am I.)
  • Mi ankaux iros. (I'm promoting your event and also coming to it.)
  • Mi iros ankaux al la festo. (I am going a few places including the party.)

Note that you can't use "ankaux" do join two thoughts together.

  • I like to ski. Also, skiing is good exercise.
  • Mi sxatas skii. Cetere, skiado estas bona ekzerco.
January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/anpz11

Wrist clocks & finger bracelets

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gabela30

I wrote "wrist watches" and got it wrong...

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
  • 1325

If that was the only reason Duolingo complained, you should have reported it. Of course provided you spelt it without space.

September 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gabela30

No, I didn't. It just occurred to me that that would be "braka horloĝo" or something like that. Oops.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thanks for the info, Duo. :P

March 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BGXCB

Watches are also timepieces, but they are not clocks.

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

Fun Fact: The English word "clock" is related to the German word for bell. Timepieces with bells in them were called clocks. Smaller timepieces without bells required that you watch them to know the time - and so became known as watches.

The Esperanto word horloĝo doesn't suffer from this etymological baggage.

October 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BGXCB

That was a fun fact.

October 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/deme321

I've just reported "Watches are timepieces, too", hopefully it will be added as an option.

November 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/dusics95

I thought so too, but if you google the definition, it says under synonyms (for watch) "small clock"

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lionelster

Depends on the language. In Malay — and I'm willing to bet in many other languages as well — clock is "jam" and watch is "jam tangan", literally "hand clock".

January 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/raydpratt

"Wristwatches are also clocks," was marked wrong. I tried to report it, but the report menu gives three choices, none of which are relevant.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Artst3in

Ankaŭ homoj estas bestoj.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

best/o

  1. Ĉiu animalo escepte de homo
  2. Homo stulta aŭ kruda kiel besto

.

So - in a figurative sense, you're correct, but literally, by definition, you're mistaken.

March 26, 2019
Learn Esperanto in just 5 minutes a day. For free.