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Discover Esperanto

a fascinating language


1. Basic information about Esperanto
2. Introducing the Esperanto language
3. Personal stories about Esperanto
4. Zamenhof, Esperanto's founder
5. The psychology of Esperanto
6. Frequently asked questions about Esperanto
7. Local information about Esperanto

Dear reader,

Have you ever wanted to tell someone about a good movie, an interesting book, or something else you like? That's why we want to tell you about Esperanto. We're fans of the language, so we'd like other people to know about it too and discover how good it is for international communication.

"We" are people from various countries who regularly use Esperanto to connect across national borders. We're also active in the organizations that collaborated to produce this booklet: E@I and ILEI, both described on page 7.

The booklet has seven sections. We start with some basic information about Esperanto. Then there's a quick introduction to the language itself. The third section contains the personal stories of some Esperanto speakers. The fourth part briefly describes the work of L. L. Zamenhof, the man who gave Esperanto its basic structure. In the fifth section, a psychologist discusses Esperanto and international communication from a psychological angle. Then we answer some frequently asked questions about Esperanto. And we end with some details of the Esperanto movement in English-speaking countries.

As we've said, we're fans of Esperanto, and if this booklet piques your interest in this fascinating language, we'll be delighted.

Happy reading!

The E@I team

PS: After reading this booklet, you may like to read some news about Esperanto. If so, take a look at www.aktuale.info.

  • This booklet has been translated from the original Esperanto version.
  • Design and format: Stano Marĉek.
  • The project was financially supported by the Olle Olsson foundation and the Ido-foundation in memory of Hellmut Röhnisch.
  • You can freely download this booklet in more languages at www.ikso.net/broshuro. This booklet may be copied, distributed, and used for non-commercial purposes, provided that it is copied without changes and includes this copyright text. Any other use of the contents can only be made with the permission of E@I and ILEI. You can contact us about this at the following address: broshuro@ikso.net.

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Esperanto is an international language used on every continent.

"I feel part of a worldwide community" - Erin Piateski, USA

"My main interest in Esperanto lies with its culture" - Rogener Pavinski, Brazil

"Esperanto makes me feel like a true world citizen" - Jean Codjo, Canada / Benin

"Thanks to Esperanto I've enjoyed many close friendships abroad" - Satoo Reiko, Japan

"Learning Esperanto led me to live on a different continent" - Russ Williams, Poland / USA

"Esperanto has given me friends all over the world" - Li Jianhua, China

"I was captivated by Esperanto's internal logic" - Zsófia Kóródy, Germany / Hungary

"Esperanto is part of my normal life" - Renato Corsetti, Italy

"Esperanto has been my job for 7 years" - Katalin Kováts, Netherlands / Hungary

"Esperanto has really boosted my interest in other countries and cultures" - Marcos Cramer, Germany

"Esperanto has shown me a new way to look at the world" - Trinh Hong Hanh, Vietnam

"You can even find Esperanto in villages with no electricity" - Vlaďka Chvátalová, Belgium / Czech Republic

"Esperanto makes international relationships much easier" - Kong Kil-yoon, Korea

"For me Esperanto is a great inspiration" - Hokan Lundberg, Sweden

In this booklet, you can read about Esperanto and how it's used by people in different countries.

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