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[EN/EO] Listen & Learn in Esperanto: The Search for the Wicked Witch 2/3 (w/ Subtitles + Vocab Guide)

Listen and Learn with this excerpt from the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, translated by Donald Broadribb. You can turn on subtitles in English or Esperanto to read along, and you can also click here to read the entire book. Use this vocab guide to help you with the less common words in this selection!

  • Palpbrumo - Winky. The Winkies are the people who live in the western reaches of Oz. This translation was taken from the verb "Palpebrumi" (to wink).
  • Lanco - lance, spear (Fre. lance, Ita. lancia, Eng. lance, Lat. lancea)
  • Rimeno - band, strap, belt (Rus. peмeнь, Ger. Riemen)
  • Cirklo - circle, disk (Fre. cercle, Ita. circolo, Eng. circle, Lat. circulus)
  • Rubeno - ruby (Rus. pyбин, Lit. rubinas, Ger. Rubin, Ita. rubino, Eng. ruby)
  • Simio - ape, monkey (Ita. scimmia, Lat. simius)
  • Komandi - to command, be in command, order (Rus. командовать, Lit. komanduoti, Pol. komenderować, Ger. kommandieren, Fre. commander, Ita. comandare, Eng. command)
  • Posteno - job, position, post (Ger. Post, Fre. poste, Ita. posta, posto, Eng. post)
  • Efektiva - actual, real, effective, effectual, true (Rus. эффективный, Lit. efektyvus, Ger. effektiv, Fre. effectif, Eng. effective)
  • Potenca - dominant, mighty, potent, powerful (Fre. potence, Eng. potency)
  • Peli - to chase, drive, drive on, impel, shoo, expel, dispel, propel (Lat. pellere)
  • Eluzi - to make full use of, take advantage, use up, wear out. NB: The prefix "El" can be affixed to a verb to emphasize the thorough and complete fulfillment of an action to its absolute conclusion.
  • Rimedo - means, remedy, resources (Fre. remède, Ita. rimedio, Eng. remedy)
  • Kavo - cave, cavity, groove (Ita. cavo, Lat. cavus)
  • Ĝemi - to groan, moan (Fre. gémir, Ita. gemere)
  • Dika - thick, corpulent, fat, stout, plump, bold (font) (Yid. dik, Ger. dick)
  • Ŝnuro - cord, rope, string (Yid. shnur, Rus. шнyp, Lit. šniuras, Pol. sznur, Ger. Schnur)
  • Vindi - to bandage, swaddle, wind, swathe, wrap (Ger. winden, Eng. wind)
  • Mordi - to bite (Fre. mordre, Ita. mordere, Lat. mordere)
  • Grati - to scratch (Fre. gratter, Ita. grattare)
  • Barakti - to struggle (against), writhe, wrestle, move convulsively, convulse, flounder (Rus. бapaxтатьcя)
  • Korto - court, yard, courtyard, enclosed area, quadrangle (Ita. corte, Eng. court)
  • Barilo - barrier, fence, obstruction
  • Sorto - destiny, fate, fortune, luck, lot (Fre. sort, Ita. sorte)
  • Kamarado - buddy, companion, comrade, pal, mate, chum (Ger. Kamerad, Fre. camarade, Ita. camerata, Eng. comrade)
  • Vico - array, file, line, rank, row, turn, sequence (Lat. vicis)
  • Vila - hairy, shaggy (Ita. villo, Lat. villus)
  • Grimaci - to grimace, grin (Fre. grimace, Eng. grimace)
  • Gesti - to gesticulate, gesture (Lit. gestas, Pol. gest, Ger. Geste, Fre. geste, Ita. gesto, Eng. gesture, Lat. gestus)
  • Atenci - to assault, violate, attempt (to kill someone)
  • Delikata - delicate, fine, refined, gentle, sensitive, fragile, dainty, awkward (Rus. дeликaтный, Lit. delikatus, Pol. delikatny, Ger. delikat, Fre. délicat, Ita. delicato, Eng. delicate, Lat. delicatus)
  • Demeti - to dismount, unmount (a file system), drop, put down, take off, put off, lay (eggs)
  • Sojlo - sill, threshold (Fre. seuil, Ita. soglia)
  • Laŭeble - if possible, as much as possible, when possible
  • Ĉagreni - to aggravate, annoy, distress, vex, worry, grieve (Fre. chagrin)
  • Aŭdaci - to dare, have the audacity (to)
  • Tremi - to quiver, shiver, tremble, shake, tremble (Fre. trembler, Ita. tremare, Eng. tremble, Lat. tremere)
  • Animo - soul, spirit (Ita. anima, Lat. anima)
  • Potenco - domination, might, potency, power (Fre. potence, Eng. potency)
  • Provizi - to cater, furnish, provide, supply (Fre. provision, Ita. provisione, Eng. provision, Lat. provisio)
  • Kruda - crude, raw, rough, unbleached, uncooked, uncut, virgin, natural, primitive (Ita. crudo, Eng. crude, Lat. crudus)
  • Severa - harsh, rigid, severe, strict, stringent, rigorous, stern (Eng. severe, Lat. severus)

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