Exercise 1 (mal-/-eg-/-et-)

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Adjective – Write the opposite of the adjectives.

  1. dekstra orelo → orelo[right ear → left ear]
  2. nova biciklo → biciklo[new bike → old bike]
  3. alta domo → domo[high building → low building]
  4. multaj vizitantoj → vizitantoj[many visitors → few visitors]
  5. laŭta voĉo → voĉo[loud voices → quiet voices]

Different types of words – Write the opposite of the underlined word.
(Watch out for possible plural and/or accusative endings.)

  1. Ĉiuj estas miaj amikoj. Mi ne havas .[Everbody is my friend. I don’t have any enemies.]
  2. Nia kato amas la najbaran katon, sed la najbaran hundon ĝi .[Our cat loves the neighbour’s cat, but she hates the neighbour’s dog.]
  3. Sanulo flegas .[The healthy care for the ill.]
  4. En mia sonĝo aperis fantomo. La fantomo diris ion, rigardis min kaj .[In my dream, a ghost appeared. The ghost said something, saw me and disappeared.]
  5. La postoficejo ne estas antaŭ la urbodomo, ĝi estas la teatro.[The post office isn’t in front of the town hall, it’s behind the theatre.]
  6. La pordo estas fermita, sed la fenestroj estas .[The door is closed, but the windows are open.]

Complete the table with the missing words.

adjectiveopposite
strongnormalweakweaknormalstrong
[huge] granda[big] [biggish] [smallish] [small] [tiny]
[exquisite] bela[beautiful] [pretty] [a bit ugly] [ugly] [hideous]
[vigorous] forta[stronge] [somewhat strong] [weakish] [weak] [feeble
[ecstatic] feliĉa[happy] [happyish/somewhat happy] [somewhat sad] [sad] [miserable]
[really fat] dika[fat] [somewhat fat] [somewhat thin] [thin] [thin as a rake]

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