Fifth class (March 3rd)

Please note!

We don’t meet next week! Our next class is on March 17th. Feliĉan printempan paŭzon! (Happy Spring Break!)


In class we learned to count past ten, with forms like:

  • dek unu (11)
  • dek du (12)
  • dek naŭ (19)
  • dudek (20)
  • tridek (30)
  • kvardek (40)
  • naŭdek naŭ (99)
  • cent (100)
  • naŭcent naŭdek naŭ (999)
  • mil (1000)
  • mil naŭcent naŭdek naŭ (1999)
  • dumil dudek (2020)

… and so on. (If you don’t remember numbers 1-10, see Dek bovinoj in the Media section below.)

Finally, we talked about given names in Esperanto (see the Handouts section below). You may want to choose a name to use in class, or for the letters we’ll be writing to penpals.


  1. We’re pausing our progress through the textbook to let everyone catch up. Please make sure that you’ve read up to and including chapter 5 and that you’ve solved the ekzercoj and demandoj. Be sure to check your answers with the solution handouts.

  2. Watch the first and second parts of Mazi en Gondolando and follow along in the dialog book (see the Media section below). Try the accompanying exercise handouts to test yourself. If you don’t understand something, ask about it via email or in class.



  • Mazi en Gondolando:

  • Dek bovinoj, an addictive children’s song that teaches the numbers 1-10: