"We are outside of our country."

Translation:Ni estas ekster nia lando.

August 4, 2015

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Would "Ni estas ekster nian landon" be "we are leaving our country"?


No, because "estas" does not mean "leaving", and is not a verb of motion, so adding the accusative seems odd.

If you used "Ni iras ekster nian landon", then yes, that would be "We go out of our country".


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    Although the English sentence is perfectly understandably, the "of" is unnecessary, and adds a complication to someone learning Esperanto. It sounds far more normal to say, "We are outside our country".

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