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[EN/EO] Listen & Learn in Esperanto: The Wonderful City of Oz (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!

  • Kortego - court (royal)
  • Kostumo - costume, outfit, suit, dress, garb (Rus. коcтюм, Lit. kostiumas, Pol. kostium, Ger. Kostüm, Fre. costume, Ita. costume, Eng. costume)
  • Scivoleme - inquisitively, curiously. NB: Don't confuse this for "kurioza," which also translates to "curious" but in the sense of strange, odd, or unusual.
  • Flustri - to whisper (Ger. flüstern)
  • Peti - to ask (for), request, seek, bid, beg (Yid. betn, Ger. bitten, Lat. petere)
  • Arĝenta - silver, silvery (Fre. argent, Ita. argento, Lat. argentum)
  • Marko - brand, marker, tag, label (Rus. мaркa, Lit. marke, Pol. marka, Ger. Marke, Fre. marque, Ita. marca, Eng. mark)
  • Sonorilo - bell
  • Arka - arched (Fre. arc, Ita. arco, Eng. arc, Lat. arcus)
  • Plafono - ceiling (Ger. Plafond, Fre. plafond)
  • Kunlokigiti - to co-locate, to put in place together
  • Trono - throne (Rus. трoн, Pol. tron, Ger. Thron, Fre. trône, Ita. trono, Eng. throne, Lat. thronus)
  • Marmoro - marble (Rus. мрaмoр, Lit. marmuras, Pol. marmur, Ger. Marmor, Lat. marmor)
  • Gemo - gem, jewel (Fre. gemme, Ita. gemma, Eng. gem, Lat. gemma)
  • Apogi - to back (up), bolster, buttress, lean, prop, rest, support, sustain, underpin, recline, uphold (Ita. appoggiare)
  • Ŝanceli - to shake, totter, waver (Fre. chanceler)
  • Humila - humble, lowly, submissive (Lat. humilis)
  • Frunto - brow, forehead (Fre. front, Ita. fronte, Lat. (pl.) frontes)
  • Kvieta - calm, quiet, placid (Ita. quieto, Eng. quiet, Lat. quietus)
  • Palpebrumi - to blink, wink
  • Hazardo - accidence, chance, hazard (Fre. hazard, Eng. hazard)
  • Rekompenci - to compensate, reward, recompense, remunerate, requite (Ita. ricompensa, Fre. récompense, Eng. recompense)
  • Sorĉi - to bewitch (Fre. sorcier)
  • Povo - ability, power (Fre. pouvoir)
  • Plenumi - to accomplish, achieve, keep, observe, perform, fulfill, abide by, execute