We are learning Esperanto; Ni studas esperanton, Parto 01

Mi studas esperanton kun Stano Marček: Esperanto mutkattomasti, ISBN 978-80-89312-14-6. 1 Unua Leciono.

I am learning Esperanto using Stano Marček’s textbook in Finnish, Esperanto mutkattomasti, which means ’Learn Esperanto without troubles’. Stano Marček is published his book in 45 different languages. I get back to them later on, but let’s get on with words from the book. Today we browse chapter one, Unua leciono.  I hope you fellow citizens study with me.








To be



Thou, you

Sinä, te









































No, not






Human being



(relative and interrogative pronoun) what



(demonstrative pronoun) that

Tuo, se


The ending of all Esperanto verbs in the present tense is –as

Verbin preesensin pääte


am, is, are

Olen, olet, on jne.

After reading the table info, you can say, for example, ”I am a human being” or ”I am not an object”. There is no indefinite article in Esperanto.

The Cover Page of the Finnish Version

05 Esperanto mutkattomasti

Drawings you see on the Cover page help reader to get along with the learning.

This is not a sponsored article. I found this book so helpful that other people should know about ”Esperanto per rekta metodo. ”


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Stay tuned because there is much more Esperanto to come!!!

Tietoja Yelling Rosa

I am retired. In my spare time I read, write, play the guitar and hike. I have published three verse books in Finnish and recorded my songs. You can listen to them on YouTube. I have translated some of my poems on Yelling Rosa's Weblog. I also like to watch movies. Olen kiinnostunut lukemisesta, kirjoittamisesta, kitaransoitosta ja luonnossa vaeltamisesta. Olen julkaissut kolme runokirjaa ja laulujani on äänitteillä. Voit lukea runojani Yelling Rosan kotisivuilta ja kuunnella laulujani YouTubessa. Olen elokuvafriikki.
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38 vastausta artikkeliin: We are learning Esperanto; Ni studas esperanton, Parto 01

  1. Esperanto was a great idea that unfortunately was not allowed to grow and develop. Greetings my friend from Mediterranean Spain, all the best,

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    • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

      Thank you for your comment and wishes.
      Yes, it is a good idea. Just at the moment, new winds are blowing when Duolingo and Google Translator support Esperanto. Google even translates it much better than Finnish. I hope that my articles to come make Esperanto better known.
      All the best to you

      By the way, it’s snowing here at the moment. It still below zero degrees, so it doesn’t come down like rain.

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      • I hope that this time it catches on and we can all speak easier to each other in one international language. Yes, I saw Google and Duolingo are offering Esperanto, it’s a good first step, next they must include it in the curriculum of university. Wow, snowing and below zero, well you guys are way up north…here we’ve just a cold, rainy, grey day but the temperature is at 13, so not bad.
        All the best,

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      • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

        Thank you for your comment.
        I agree with you that also universities should support Esperanto. Unfortunately, the highest barrier to one international language is people. Whatever the change is, our first reaction is to torpedo it to the bottom of the ocean. Resistance often happens based on emotions. We can see this attitude when people discuss climate change. Everybody admits that it is a real thing, but nobody is ready to reduce consumption further.

        When people lived in small groups in hunting, every kind of personality got the rank and job that was right to them. Now when this small group living has died away, everyone is selling their world. The result is chaos, where we are currently in the world, whoever can think that he/she is the right person to be on the top of the mountain. People are getting to places that are not suitable to them from other people’s perspectives. The common good is still alive, and to blind it, people use manipulation. The manipulation is intense, and we use it in every situation. It is unbelievable to hear why Esperanto is not the correct language for being the international language. If we use our brains, we would ask what else we got at the moment.

        Yep, I am living close to the arctic circle. At the beginning of May, the ice will leave the Tornio river, which I see from my window every day. The process speaks in a loud voice.

        Take care and feel fine 🐻 🐻 🐻

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      • You are right and I agree with you. I am an anarchist at heart and I believe all government should be local and on the local level we can manage our situation according to who knows how to do things and who needs what and our lives are ruled by us not by a central government composed of politicians looking out for their own benefits. I believe people should have according to their needs and everything else should be offered to the rest and everyone cooperates at the local level, but as you have said it is i possible now, just like with a common language like Esperanto. Thank you. You’ve made me think of many important things.

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      • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

        Thank you for your comment.
        Yes, let’s hope for localism and Esperanto.

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      • Absolutely! All the best,

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  2. renxkyoko sanoo:

    It’s a ” made – up ” language, isn’t it ? Or does esperanto have a country of origin?

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  3. Paquerite sanoo:

    A long time ago, when I was ten, I studied Esperanto, a great memory.
    I started to brush up on a foreign language as I approached the peaceful edges of this pretty tongue. And then no one to discuss it with. So the tongue gently abandoned me, as one abandons a boat without a good soul to set its sails.
    I encourage you on your way, and I am delighted that this language enjoys a new enthusiasm and support.
    All the best to you


    • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

      Hi, thank you for your comment.
      I hope that you study with me this time. I have also heard that people are chatting with each other in Esperanto. When time goes on, I try to find more links, but I didn’t want to overload one article. It will take some time for me to speak Esperanto as I am a pure beginner.
      Have a rewarding weekend 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      • Paquerite sanoo:

        You know as I never practiced Esperanto again, the language has discreetly abandoned my inner ship …
        A language in order to live, to even survive, needs to be maintained, practiced. I studied for example Spanish. I had an excellent level. It is also a language that I adored. But the lack of practice and the cessation of learning the language, and little by little the memory has erred … It’s sad but I accept it. I can mostly read Spanish, but speaking it will make me look ridiculous …
        I can only encourage you, I will observe your progress from afar if you decide to communicate about this learning.
        Maybe that will rekindle the flame?


      • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

        Thank you for your comment and encouragement.
        Let’s do as you said.
        Take care


  4. Awwn. I haven’t heard of that language before, though.
    I have the Duolingo app on my phone and it’s hard for me to learn. Super, super hard.

    I see yours is going great.

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    • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

      Thank you for your comment.
      I don’t know if you mean that using Duolingo is hard or learning Esperanto is hard, perhaps both. Learning is complex for me too. When I study something, I must see every new thing at the same time. That’s why I am doing such tables to myself, as you see in my article today. While I am editing them, I spend a lot of time, and due to it, I decided to share these tables with my readers. Perhaps they help you as much as they help me 🙂 🙂 🙂

      If you are interested in Esperanto, stay tuned because there are more to come in my particular style, which works at least with me.


  5. I had to look up Esperanto to see what it was. What an interesting language! I wish you the best of luck as you learn it!


  6. newwhitebear sanoo:

    happy evening.


  7. I have been using Duolingo for quite some time and it has indeed proved to be very useful!👍

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  8. I googled it. Esperanto is a constructed language created by a Jewish-Polish ophthalmologist in the late 19th century. I wonder why he needed another language??


    • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

      Thank you for your comment.

      According to the Wikipedia article, Zamenhof told:

      ”The place where I was born and spent my childhood gave direction to all my future struggles. In Białystok the inhabitants were divided into four distinct elements: Russians, Poles, Germans and Jews; each of these spoke their own language and looked on all the others as enemies. In such a town a sensitive nature feels more acutely than elsewhere the misery caused by language division and sees at every step that the diversity of languages is the first, or at least the most influential, basis for the separation of the human family into groups of enemies. I was brought up as an idealist; I was taught that all people were brothers, while outside in the street at every step I felt that there were no people, only Russians, Poles, Germans, Jews, and so on. This was always a great torment to my infant mind, although many people may smile at such an ’anguish for the world’ in a child. Since at that time I thought that ’grown-ups’ were omnipotent, so I often said to myself that when I grew up I would certainly destroy this evil.”
      — L. L. Zamenhof, in a letter to Nikolai Borovko, ca. 1895

      You can read the article here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto

      Even today, arguments are essentially the same, in my opinion. One international language could stop people from being discriminated. At the moment, so-called globalism is the greatest challenge. I say so-called because globalism is not people’s worldwide movement but a big money playground. If ordinary humans have one language worldwide, they could create their own culture based on all people’s well-being. Of course, I can speak about such things forever, but it is a waste of time in most cases. People don’t want to changes as long they live well themselves.

      Fortunately, I see Esperanto as an exciting language. I will learn it even though Zamenhof’s wish of people’s language ever came true.

      All the best to you, and feel all right 🙂 ❤ 🐻 ❤ 🙂


  9. Esperanto used to be in the news a lot more in the past, if I remember correctly. I didn’t really know that people are still learning it. Are there any numbers about how many Esperanto speakers there are?


    • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

      Thank for your comment.
      According to a Wikipedia article on Esperanto, see the excerpt below, Esperanto is spoken:

      Finnish linguist Jouko Lindstedt, an expert on native-born Esperanto speakers, presented the following scheme[106] to show the overall proportions of language capabilities within the Esperanto community:

      1,000 have Esperanto as their native language.
      10,000 speak it fluently.
      100,000 can use it actively.
      One million understand a large amount passively.
      Ten million have studied it to some extent at some time.

      In 2017, doctoral student Svend Nielsen estimated around 63,000 Esperanto speakers worldwide, taking into account association memberships, user-generated data from Esperanto websites and census statistics. This number, however, was disputed by statistician Sten Johansson, who questioned the reliability of the source data and highlighted a wide margin of error, the latter point with which Nielsen agrees. Both have stated, however, that this new number is likely more realistic than some earlier projections.[3]

      In the absence of Dr. Culbert’s detailed sampling data, or any other census data, it is impossible to state the number of speakers with certainty. According to the website of the Universal Esperanto Association:

      Numbers of textbooks sold and membership of local societies put ”the number of people with some knowledge of the language in the hundreds of thousands and possibly millions”.[41]

      You can read the whole article here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto

      I hope this give you more information 🙂
      Take care

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      • Thank you so much for the detailed and interesting information. That’s more people who understand at least some Esperanto than I thought! Good for you for learning it.
        Best wishes,

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      • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

        I remember how my English teacher said that one who thinks that he can speak English doesn’t know anything about it. This liturgy went on from stage to stage. According to her, the one who says that he/she will never learn English is about to know something. Well, I have been saying already some time that I will never learn English. It has led me to the beginning of the path. I have thought that even I still lived ten years or more without losing my memory, the English language is too much for me.

        I wish you an enjoyable weekend 🙂

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      • Thank you. I wish you the same. But I think your English is just fine!


      • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

        Thank you 🙂

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  10. Does it have (m) (f) forms like the romantic languages and multi conjugations?

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    • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

      Thank you for your comment.
      Esperanto has no gender like in the Romance languages. Verbs don’t follow the number of the subject.

      Beautiful boy => Bela knabo
      Beautiful girl => Bela knabino

      I sing => Mi kantas
      Thou/you sing => Vi kantas
      She sings => ĉi kantas etc

      Esperanto doesn’t have the indefinite article but has the definite article ”la” and accusative case.

      The beautiful song => la bela kanto
      I sing the beautiful song => Mi kantas la belan kanton.
      He sings the beautiful songs => Li kantas la belajn kantojn.

      I hope these examples will answer your question.

      Have a nice time/Bonan tempon

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