"La junularo de Usono ne uzas ŝtuparojn."

Translation:America's youth do not use stairs.

August 5, 2015


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October 3, 2015


This a fake photo, isn't it? It looks so absuuuuurd...

September 3, 2016


No. The place no longer exists, as an exercise site, I understand, but it was located in the Los Angeles area.

A friend who lives nearby says that it's now a computer store.

September 3, 2016


That isn't going out of business anytime soon

The epidemic spreads :/

October 30, 2017


A computer store.. that makes the escalator a little less inappropriate.

July 13, 2018


Honestly, junularo these days. In my day, we walked fifty flights up a spiral staircase in the freezing cold to get to our classroom!

August 5, 2015


And we walked up both ways!

October 23, 2015


Nah, I rode the banister coming down.


April 21, 2016


Kaj tio placxis al vi! :-)

August 5, 2015


as one of the "Junularo de Usono" I detest this fowl slander.

August 30, 2015


...Fowl? That's for talking about birds like chickens. I think you meant foul. XD Unless this is about the young chickens of America. But I doubt that. :D

November 4, 2015


Chickens these days. In my day, we had to strut five mile each morning, without flying, mind you, to find one bush with edible seeds. And before we got there, half of us would be shot, plucked, and roasted by some Yoo-rope-ean, as I remember. Chickens these days...

January 24, 2016


Tsk, tsk... Chicken these days are awful at stairs. Mine can't figure out how to go down them. They just rock back and forth, staring, make a tiny hop down one stair, and nearly fall over! These chickens are nothing like good old-fashioned chickens!

June 1, 2016


Seriously, I have stairs in my house... Besides, if there are no stairs available, I still walk up or down the escalator.

October 29, 2015


Dlaczego nie?

August 19, 2017


I misread junularo as ĵurnalo and was momentarily very confused.

October 10, 2015


Mi faris la saman! I suppose it would have made sense, I mean have you ever seen a newspaper climbing stairs‽

April 17, 2017


oh no technology ahhh convenience ahhh

August 30, 2015


Never mind the Americans who live in fourth floor walk-ups.

March 7, 2016


In fairness, those are usually not by choice. If the rent were cheaper elsewhere...

October 12, 2016


As much as it's a pain to move into the top floor, I prefer living here. I don't have to worry about upstairs neighbors stomping their feet and I get a nice cross breeze when I open my windows. So yeah, it's by choice for at least some of us.

December 2, 2016


Hmm, I am struggling a bit with what look like 2 affixes (ul, ar). Would "junuloj" mean the same as "junularo"? If using two affixes, how does one know which to put first?

April 30, 2016


This is a good, solid, and basic question which should be covered in the notes. However I'll explain what I can, and let others correct me as needed.

~UL is a suffix which denotes an individual, a person characterized by the attached quality (belulo= a beautiful person), a class of animal (mamulo = mammal, etc.) or, more rarely, certain inanimate objects. I believe that you can mostly forget that last part. Ulo is a word used to = "guy, fellow person, etc." So junulo is "a young person."

~AR is a suffix which indicates a collection, a group or set of units. It forms "nouns of multitude" and thus can be applied to anything in groups. So a "murder" (flock) of crows = korvaro, a "herd" of horses = ĉevalaro, a group of young people = junularo.

As for which goes first? Remember that Esperanto translates from the end of the word to the front, normally. So, continuing to use junularo the ~o indicates a noun, the ~ar indicates a group, the ~ul indicates a person so we already have a "noun group of persons" and the radical, jun~ tells us that these people are young. If we were to reverse ~ul and ~ar (junarulo?) it would become a person who is a young group.

Getting the hang of where affixes go in relation to each other is one of those things which comes over time. Keep at it and you'll start to understand something like Fimalĝustaĵado (a word I made up just for this exercise. A lingot to the first person who gets what it means correctly.)

May 1, 2016


A noun representing something that is continuously definitely the opposite of correct (so with error) and disgustingly so. This is really hard... I assume it's not a person but a thing, from the lack of personal affixes. I can't think of an English, single-word answer to this, and I've been puzzling for about ten minutes now, retyping and rephrasing the backwards translation. Something that is habitually incorrect, to an extreme? Am I correct to assume that "ĝusta" means correct as in the right answer, or does it mean morally right? This is extremely hard, and I can't figure it out! I hope you're willing to tell me the answer, even just on my wall, because this is really bugging me!

May 21, 2016


I'm not really getting anywhere with this either!

Working backwards (and relying partly on http://esperanto.davidgsimpson.com/eo-affixes.html):

-o indicates a noun.

-ad- is frequent, continuous or repeated action.

-aĵ- is a substance

ĝusta is right or correct

mal- is the opposite

fi- is shameful or nasty

A nasty, wrong substance that continues?? You mentioned this in the context of thinking about where affixes go in relation to each other, so I think there is something about that that I am missing.

Also can't grasp how -ad- works in a noun. Looking at https://adventuresinesperanto.wordpress.com/tag/affixad, the examples are all verbs. There are three noun examples at http://learnlangs.com/esperanto/affixes_exercise: instruado, which I guess is something like a repeated lesson?, studado - repeated study?, and kundancado (repeated dance together?)


(blindcat97, you might like to look at the exercises on the learnlangs page, if you haven't already and you like this sort of thing.)

(edited for format)

May 21, 2016


http://www.molossia.org/esperantoaffix.html helps a bit with -ad- in nouns: eg naĝado = swimming, parolado = a speech. Not sure I can do much with this though ... Can "mal" apply to the whole of the word following it? So not just the opposite of ĝusta, but the opposite of ĝustaĵado - the opposite of a correct, substance-like, repeated thing? drowns in affixes

May 21, 2016


Vi ambaŭ faris bone kun la ekzerco, kaj donis al mi iom da ridado. Kaj vi ambaŭ havas lingoton.

La vorto estis kreita por esti ekzamplo de kiel uzi afiksojn por kia ideo oni havas. Ili povas esti tre potenca.

La traduko estas sufiĉe proksima al la unua traduko de Blindcat, ke mi akceptas tiun.

A thing which is disgustingly in error and stays so for a while. An abomination.


May 21, 2016


Well, as you saw, I was just as confused, but I THINK, based on other uses of multiple affixes, that "mal" only applies to the root. At this point, though, I can only hope that FredCapp shares with us his clearly more-advanced knowledge (and maybe gives us both lingots for trying so hard).

May 21, 2016


Thank you, FredCapp. I hadn't grasped the thing about translating from end of word, that helps to make sense of it.

May 1, 2016


Sometimes it is the little things. Ne dankinde.

May 1, 2016


Kiel oni diri "I warned you about the stairs, bro!" en Esperanto?

June 25, 2016


Oni diras: Mi avertis vin pri la ŝtuparo! La "bro" peco povas esti ulo, knaĉjo, frato, amiko, aŭ io alia vorto kiu vi sentas vin esti konvena.

Nu, ne (fi)defekt(aĉ)ulo.

June 26, 2016


Hmm... very risky to say that. Very controversial. Could offend some of la junularo de Usono.

July 13, 2016


My daughter was just asking for an elevator in the house… :/

July 13, 2016


We've only had elevators for like 90 years.

September 18, 2015


Plu: "1743 A counterweighted personal lift was commissioned by Luis XV to be built linking his apartment in Versailles with that of his mistress, Madame de Chateauroux.."


September 29, 2015


Ok ... safe elevators (lifts for those of us who speak UKlish) ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04yzrqv

September 20, 2017


Infanoj ĉi-tagaj.......

June 10, 2016


Shouldn't "the young of America" be accepted, too? As far as I know, 'young', as a collective noun, is a synonym for "youth'. Esperanto is such a fun language, by the way!

November 18, 2016


Sed verŝajne ili uzas rulŝtuparojn, ĉu ne?

September 9, 2015


Ili glitas suben montetoj sur moruo fiŝo kapoj.

October 23, 2015


Ĉu vi intencis "Moruaj fiŝkapoj"?

May 1, 2016


Can Youngsters and Youth be used the same way?

November 14, 2016


My first inclination is to say no, youngsters are children = infanoj.
But, when I look it up, the answer ends up being yes.

Moral: Never go with your gut on things, you might be wrong.

November 14, 2016


Oh, well it didn't accept Youngsters, should I report it?

November 14, 2016


Couldn't hurt. That might be a meaning that they haven't considered yet.

November 14, 2016


Kiel oni dirus "Step by step" esperante?

January 9, 2017


Paŝon post paŝo.

Unless, of course, one is discussing how to climb stairs; then it's probably ŝtupon post ŝtupo.

January 10, 2017


Ha, dankon. Sed kial la akuzativo uzintas tie? Ŝajnas al mi, ke la unua paŝo(n) devus esti nominative kaj la dua lokative (se esperanto havus la lokativon, kompreneble). Ĉu vi bonvole povas klarigi ĉi tion?

January 10, 2017


Mi ne certas. Mi kontrolis unu de miajn grandajn vortarojn kaj sub la kapvorto step estas ~ by step: Paŝon post paŝo.

Do, mi legis aliajn (eble pli malgrandajn) vortarojn, kaj refoje trovis la saman informon.

Laŭ mi, vi ĝustas pro la uzado de la akuzativo, sed eble estas io ke oni alia povas klarigi.


January 10, 2017


Eble vi volis diri: "Mi esploris en unu el miaj grandaj vortaroj"

Eble vi volis diri: "vi ĝustas PRI la uzado de la akuzativo, sed eble estas io, KION IU alia povas klarigi".

"PAŜO POST PAŜO" is the correct form. This is how Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto, teaches us in one of his poems, La Vojo. Here are some verses: "L' espero, l'obstino kaj la pacienco – jen estas la signoj, per kies potenco ni paŝo post paŝo, post longa laboro, atingos la celon en gloro."

April 15, 2017


Mi uzis kontroli ĉar tiu vorto = la anglan "check," kaj tio estas kion mi faris. Mi checked my dictionaries.

Certe vi memoras, ke Zamenhof donis al ni specialajn regulojn pri poezio? Ĉu vi povas trovi alian uzadon de la subfrazo, sen la unua ~n, kiu ne estas en ia poemo, tion interesus al mi, sed, ĝis tiam, mi sekvos la informo de Montegue Butler kaj J.C.Wells. Ambaŭ kiu estis bonaj esperanto-instruistoj kaj kiu sciis (pli bone ol mi) la lingvon.

April 17, 2017


To KubisFowler: Yes! "PAŜO POST PAŜO" is the correct form. Please see my reply to FredCapp here above.

April 15, 2017


I really don't want to get into an argument that begins and ends in words, but I must point out that Zamenhof gave us some slightly different rules to apply to poetry. Leaving endings off, for purposes of rhyme or scansion are included in those rules. And even he was occasionally prone to typos.

Now, if you could find me an example wherein Zamenhof said paŝo post paŝo in prose, I would find that more interesting, and probably lend it more weight. I would suggest first reading La Fundamento.

Thank you for your endeavors and research, but do try to find more than one example before declaring someone to be totally out in left field, wrong, and a bad person besides.

April 17, 2017


But you agree with "totally out in left field" and "wrong"?

Time to meditate on your word choices.

April 23, 2017


I didn´t say anything about "a bad person".

April 23, 2017


Vi diris: "Certe vi memoras, ke Zamenhof donis al ni specialajn regulojn pri poezio? Ĉu vi povas trovi alian uzadon de la subfrazo, sen la unua ~n, kiu ne estas en ia poemo, tio interesus al mi, sed, ĝis tiam, mi sekvos la informon de Montegue Butler kaj J.C.Wells. Ambaŭ kiu estis bonaj esperanto-instruistoj kaj kiu sciis (pli bone ol mi) la lingvon."

Nu, estus bonege por mia lernado, se vi povas doni pli detalojn pri la mencio al Montegue Butler kaj J.C.Wells. Ĉu ili rekomendas uzi la formon “paŝon post paŝo”?

Vi diris: "before declaring someone to be totally out in left field, wrong, and a bad person besides.

Nu, mi ne tiom bone komprenas la anglan (mi estas brazilano). Tial, mi respondas en Esperanto. Mi supozas, ke vi diris pli-malpli jenon: "antaŭ ol deklari ke iu estas tute erara, mi devas pli bone esplori la aferon". Ne estas facile trovi alian ekzemplon de Zamenhof rekomendanta la uzadon de "paŝo post paŝo". Tamen, mi pensas, ke unu ekzemplo estas sufiĉa, eĉ se enhavata en poemo. Z ne metis tie akuzativon pro poezi-faradaj kialoj (rimo aŭ metriko). Li neniam aprobis rimon de akuzativo kun nominativo. Li ne evitis akuzativon pro poeziaj kialoj, en tiu ĉi kazo aŭ kiam ajn.

Vi diris: "I would suggest first reading La Fundamento". Kial vi sugestas al mi unue la legadon de la Fundamento? Ĉu en la Fundamento Z rekomendas “paŝon post paŝo”?

Mi ankaŭ ne kredas ke temas tie ĉi pri preseraro Z-a. Ĉar, tiu akuzativo havas neniun pravigon en la E-gramatiko! Z eĉ deklaris ke "la uzado de Akuzativo en okazo de nebezono malbeligas pli multe nian lingvon ol ĝia neuzado en okazo de bezono".

Fine, mi garantias al vi, ke ne temas pri nura privorta diskutado al nenio kondukanta. Efektive, mi deziras lerni pri la afero, por ke mi ne instruu erare al miaj gelernantoj.

Mi dankas vin pro la pacienco, pro la kunlaboro, ĉial.

April 25, 2017



May 18, 2017


I can't believe the youth of America don't use strap-ons.

June 11, 2017


I put "group of young people" and was marked incorrect. I know that's a very literal translation, but I figured it would differentiate from "junuloj" which would be "young people". Why even bother adding the -ar? Is it a more abstract "group"? So not a particular group of young people, but young people as a whole?

October 13, 2017


Kiu uzas sxtuparojn kiam estas pafiloj?

December 30, 2015


It's politically correct to make fun of americans... excellent!!!

March 15, 2017


Disde Novembro, 2016.

Almenaŭ ni (nu, iom el ni) mokas ni mem (kiam estas sekura).

March 15, 2017


Gxi estas longa vojo gxis la pinto, se vi volas rokenrolo

March 15, 2017


Shots fired

January 17, 2018


Is this a little bit discriminating?

March 14, 2018


As a part of the American youth, I can say that this is false! Or maybe I just don't group with people my age. I loved stairs ever since I was young and always wanted a two-story house just so I could play on the stairs, haha!

July 11, 2018
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