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EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pa.ˈro.li/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ro‧li

VerbEdit

paroli ‎(present parolas, past parolis, future parolos, conditional parolus, volitive parolu)

  1. (intransitive) to speak, talk
  2. (transitive) to speak (a language, usually)
    Ĉu vi parolas Esperanton?
    Do you speak Esperanto?

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian paroli, plural of parolo, probably compounded from paro ("I prepare") and enclitic pronoun -lo ("it").

NounEdit

paroli m ‎(plural parolis)

  1. (games) a double stake
    faire (le) paroli‎ ― to double the stake
    gagner le paroli‎ ― to win the double stake
    • 1836, Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantes, Histoire des salons de Paris, volume II, 3rd edition:
      Dans un moment de colère contre le banquier, il fit paroli sur paroli, et en vint au point de mettre au tapis une énorme poignée d'or...
      In a fit of anger against the banker, he made paroli upon paroli, to the point where he had wagered a great handful of gold...
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