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Esperanto is a language, a planned language.
Esperanto was published on July 26, 1887. It is 130 years old, as of April 2018.
There are two main uses for Esperanto. Unintended use:
It is a logical language with few rules and no exceptions. Learning it offers a good base to learn other languages. It helps to understand grammar, and it is learned in a short time compared with other languages. It should be the first language to learn, to save time when learning other languages.
Main use: Esperanto is a language to be used the same way as other languages, plus a few other advantages.
Most languages are useful in one or several countries or regions. Esperanto is used in most countries. People that learned Esperanto, did so, to contact people from other languages, other cultures, other countries. They want to contact you. Some of them would offer their houses to you for a visit, or for a short stay. I have already spoken in Esperanto in 26 countries.
https://amikumu.com helps you find Esperanto speakers near you.
20 Reasons to learn and use Esperanto.
No matter which is the language, all 4-year-young children around the world, are fluent with a reduced vocabulary, and without knowing the meaning of the word "grammar". After fluency they keep adding new words. For Esperanto, 500 word-roots are enough for fluency.
There are many ways to learn Esperanto online:
1. Zagreba metodo, by Zlatko Tišljar. Learn 500 word-roots
2. A new approach, by William Auld. (in English)
3. Kurso de Esperanto, by Karlo Pereira, from Brazil.
4. Mazi. Videos to learn Esperanto.
5. Esperanto, Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo. Videos.
6. To practice Esperanto from the beginning.
9. "¿Sabe Usted Esperanto?", book by Jorge Hess. (in Spanish)
10. Easy books, with limited vocabulary.
11. More books.
12. Pod casts.
14. To learn other languages.
The book The purpose of the Zagreb Method is to teach the 450 most frequently used word-roots, to quickly get fluency by using a small word-stock. Listen while you read. It has 12 lessons, and also other 3 lessons and 6 songs.
Interactive, by Georg Jähnig. April 2016. Esperanto in 12 days.
(in more than 20 languages)
Point to any word to find its meaning in English.
Click the 3 dashes above to the right to: Choose one of 12 lessons. In the appendix you will find lists of: correlatives, prepositions, conjunctions, affixes, prefixes, suffixes.
Miscellaneous: Important idioms and phrases, colors, numbers, days of the week, months, seasons. Here you can also choose another language.
When you finish with the 12 lessons, return to the "Book" to study the other 3 lessons and the 6 songs.
12 + 3 Facilaj Tekstoj kaj 6 Kantoj, with sound. Text: in English in Spanish
More books, readings, word lists, tools to help with writing.
2. A new approach, by William Auld. (Menu Top)
Esperanto, A New Approach. (pdf, 100 pages) by William Auld, is another book with the purpose to reach fluency in a short time. It is complemeted by
Paŝoj al Plena Posedo, by the same author.
3. Kurso de Esperanto, by Karlo Pereira, from Brazil. (Menu Top)
Kurso de Esperanto, is an Interactive course, with sound: pronunciation and a few songs. You may download it (13 MB), and install it in your computer. It has been already translated into 30 languages. You may study by yourself, or you may ask for a tutor to correct your homework.
4. Mazi. Videos to learn Esperanto. (Menu Top)
3 animations, almost 3 hours in total, with the complete text in Esperanto.
5. Esperanto, Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo. Videos to learn Esperanto. (Menu Top)
Pasporto, in youtube, 7 hours and a half. Actors from more than 12 countries.
6. To practice Esperanto from the beginning. (Menu Top)
Many ways to practice. Don't wait to finish any course before starting to practice Esperanto. Practice from the beginning.
7. Duolingo. (Menu Top)
Lately Duolingo became very popular. They started the English version on May 28, 2015 and the Spanish version on October 26, 2016. By April 14, 2018, there were 1,300,000 learners registered for the English version and 349,000 for Spanish version, more than one million and a half in total.
Duolingo, Esperanto for English speakers.
Duolingo, Esperanto for Spanish speakers.
8. Lernu.net (Menu Top)
Lernu.net: is the most ambitious project to teach Esperanto in more than 30 languages, for all levels.
Lernu.net is a multilingual website that provides free courses and information on the international language Esperanto. With lernu!, you can learn Esperanto easily and free of charge.
9. "¿Sabe Usted Esperanto?", libro de Jorge Hess. (In Spanish). (Menu Top)
The book online. Very complete, beyond basic Esperanto. (in Spanish)
16. The participles are very well explained in lesson 16.
Read all the Esperanto, the first half of the lesson. The rest is in Spanish.
21. The ending -n.
22. Esperanto history, poems, and other information.
23. Prefixes, suffixes, prepositions, correlatives, book contents.
24. Vocabulary, of the words used on the book.
You can download the book in .pdf format from any of these 3 sites:
pdf1 pdf2 pdf3
10. Easy books, with limited vocabulary. (Menu Top)
Easy Books in Esperanto, and other easy texts.
11. More books. (Menu Top)
Thousands of free books, magazines, and pod casts with text, in the web.
11. Pod casts. (Menu Top)
Podcasts with text.
Podcasts without text.
12. Lists. (Menu Top)
Enrique's lists: Songs, just published books, Facila Vento pod casts, Evildea's videos, Radio Verda pod casts, libroj, facilaj libroj, revuoj, reasons to learn Esperanto, groups from Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and others; to read and post messages.
13. To learn other languages. (Menu Top)
Learning languages, Many resources.
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