jam temp' está

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Esperanto[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a song composed by Zamenhof in Lingwe uniwersala, a predecessor to Esperanto. Jam, temp', and está are the predecessors of Esperanto jam, temp', and estas, respectively.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /jam temp esˈta/

Phrase[edit]

jam temp' está

  1. it's high time, it's about time
    • 1987, William Auld (translator), La Graveco de la Fideliĝo, translation of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde:
      Nu, Algernono, necesas diri, ke jam temp' está, ke S-ro Banbaro findecidiĝu, ĉu li intencas vivi aŭ morti.
      Well, I must say, Algernon, that I think it is high time that Mr. Bunbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or to die.

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