krokodili

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"Ne krokodilu" sign

Etymology[edit]

From krokodilo (crocodile), possibly in reference to Andreo Cseh's teaching method. When Andreo Cseh taught Esperanto, no one was allowed to speak their native language unless they were holding a wooden crocodile he always brought with him.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

krokodili (present krokodilas, past krokodilis, future krokodilos, conditional krokodilus, volitive krokodilu)

  1. (slang) to speak among Esperantists in a language besides Esperanto, especially one's native language or a language not spoken by everyone present (literally: "to 'crocodile'")


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Antonyms[edit]

  • malkrokodili (to speak in Esperanto among non-Esperanto speakers)