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Esperanto: We don’t just make things up Posted by on Sep 19, 2018

Lee Miller's "EsperantoKvadrato" - used with permission.

Esperanto – where have you been all my life? It’s a common feeling when we find out about Esperanto to be pretty excited. For me, I’d known since fifth grade that Esperanto exists, but I didn’t know it was a thing you could actually learn  – and speak with real people – till much later.…

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Why is Kio never plural – Esperanto Correlatives Posted by on Aug 27, 2018

Why is "Kio" never plural? Photo courtesy Esperanto Variety Show

Esperanto is an “Easy Language” One thing which we all learn (hopefully) early on in our pursuit of Esperanto is that there’s no such thing as an “easy language.” While Esperanto speakers often report a higher level of success with Esperanto compared to other languages they’ve learned (or tried to learn), Esperanto is not without…

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If you only remember two things from your basic Esperanto class Posted by on Jul 16, 2018

five vowels - image courtesy of Esperanto Variety Show

Basic Esperanto Class As I write this, I’m just back from two weeks of teaching at the North American Summer Esperanto Institute (In Esperanto: NASK – short for Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro). On the last day, I told my students that if they only remember two things from our time together, let it be these two.…

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Where are you from? Are you one of us? De vs El Posted by on Jun 25, 2018

Where are you from? Gulls image from pixabay.com

A big thanks to my student Ŝano for this question. When do you use el and when do you use de? De vs El — different kinds of “from” in Esperanto Prepositions are very much the heart of a language. To master a language, it is essential to know both how to use them and…

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Esperanto Adjectives – Love ’em, don’t leave ’em Posted by on May 31, 2018

Kiel bluas la lago! Image from Pixabay.com

What’s the best method for describing things in Esperanto? All languages need a way to describe things. Is it big, small, fast, good, bad? These words are called adjectives. In Esperanto, adjectives end in –a. If you want to describe something in Esperanto, look for a word that ends in -a: granda – big malgranda –…

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