Basic Esperanto Phrases

Salton! In this article I will teach you some basic Esperanto phrases!

What is Esperanto?

Esperanto is the world’s biggest auxiliary language (which mean’s that it is a created language rather than a natural one). Invented by Ludwig L. Zamenhof in 1880’s, it’s purpose was (and still is to some people) to become a neutral international language for the whole world.

Currently there are around 2000 native speakers of Esperanto around the world and nearly a million active users. Some statistics state that the number of Esperanto language learners is nearly ten million!

Why should you learn Esperanto?

Esperanto is by far, the world’s easiest language to master and realistically, it should only take you roughly 150 hours of study to master the basics. Because it’s so easy, it will give you a sense of achievement and give you a platform to learn other romance languages in the future.

There is also a huge international Esperanto community that do heaps of cultural activities all around the world, but one of the most attractive things about Esperanto is Pasporta Servo.

The Pasporta Servo (English: Passport Service) is a hospitality service for Esperanto speakers. It is maintained by the World Esperanto Youth Organization (TEJO), which publishes an annual online and print directory of people within the Esperanto culture who are willing to host other Esperanto speakers in their residences for free for up to 3 nights. The platform is a gift economy; hosts are not allowed to charge for lodging. So after learning the world’s easiest language, you can travel the world and get free accomodation!

Basic Phrases

Lets learn some basic phrases and sentences together.

Introductions  

Saluton – Hello

Kiel vi fartas? – How are you?

Mi fartas bone! Kaj vi? – I’m good! And you?

Kio estas via nomo? – What is your name?

Mia nomo estas ___ – My name is ___

Estas plezuro renkonti vin – It’s a pleasure to meet you

Dankon – Thank you

Ĉu vi parolas Esperanton? – Do you speak Esperanto?

Jes – Yes

Ne – No

Where can I learn Esperanto?

The best websites to learn Esperanto are

lernu.net  and Duolingo.com

Watch this TEDx Talk about the Esperanto Language

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