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"The girl needs permission to go into the city."

Translation:La knabino bezonas permeson iri en la urbon.

3 years ago

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ShubhamRaut

Is directional '-n' exempted from the 'after preposition' rule?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PurpleHuedMagPie

Laŭ mi, when the proposition is a "directional" type such as "en/in", the "directional -n" can follow the proposition to clarify the action ("in vs into").

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StavatS
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Why is "por" omitted here?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoseGTeixeira

I would like to understand this as well.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChadScherr

Volitive in Esperanto is really confusing to me. From other very similar sentences, I would expect "iru" in this case. Can anyone explain why "iri" is better here?

Lernu diras, "Volitiva verbo, verbo kun U-finaĵo, montras, ke la ago aŭ stato ne estas reala, sed dezirata, volata, ordonata aŭ celata."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mihxal
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I would write:

"La knabino bezonas permeson por iri en la urbon"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJH

Because you only get one main verb in a sentence, (which in this is "needs / bezonas,") and that's the one that gets conjugated. The other is just an infinitive.

In English, the infinitive is "to" + the root, here "to go." In esperanto, that's root + i, here "iri."

So "Ŝi bezonas permeson iri al la urbo."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbaraMorris
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Why is "eniri" wrong here, "La knabino bezonas permeson eniri la urbon"? It was one of the multiple choices, but DL said that only the "iri en" version was correct.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I can see why that would be annoying. My guess is that the course authors were making a distinction between "entering" and "going into" a city. I suspect if you reported it, it would be added as an alternative.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbaraMorris
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Thanks. I'll report it next time, assuming I remember to type or choose "eniri".

But ... is there really any distinction in meaning between "entering" and "going into"? "Entering" does seem a bit more formal, but I wouldn't expect the difference between "eniri" and "iri en" to be one of formality.

8 months ago