Sunday, September 25, 2011

Esperanto Slang

Want to sound cool?  Drop some of these in an Esperanto conversation!

 Esperanto  Meaning 
 bonantagulo  a lazy person who learns only a few simple Esperanto expressions such as "Bonan tagon!" 
 etoso  ethos, atmosphere, fellowship, "karma" (as of an Esperanto convention, etc.) 
 krokodili  to speak one's native language in a group of Esperanto speakers 
 mojosa  "cool" 
 samideano  Esperantist 
 verda papo  "green pope": one who talks at great length about the ideals of Esperanto 
Thanks to David Simpson for this summary

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