lojban by Choice/LojbanPod newbie lesson A0027

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The Neighbor


Yes, there is something for everyone: Here comes the anti-social dialogue! On the other hand, talking about neighbors is a pretty social activity, isn't it? In any case, the keyword is: tampoco – not either.

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Audio Lesson

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lo ninmu: Ahí viene el vecino. noicon
lo nanmu: ¿Lo conoces? noicon
lo ninmu: No, no lo conozco. ¿Y tú? noicon
lo nanmu: Tampoco. noicon
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Dialogue with Translation

lo ninmu: Ahí viene el vecino. noicon
there (he) comes the neighbor
woman: Here comes the neighbor.
lo nanmu: ¿Lo conoces? noicon
him (you) know
man: Do you know him?
lo ninmu: No, no lo conozco. ¿Y tú? noicon
no not him (I) know and you
woman: No, I don't know him. How about you?
lo nanmu: Tampoco. noicon
not either
man: Me neither.
los vecinos – the neighbors

Vocabulary for Dialogue

la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
el hombre noun (masculine) the man
ahí adverb there
venir verb (infinitive) to come
(él/ella) viene verb (present tense) he/she(/it) comes
el vecino noun (masculine) the (male) neighbor
lo direct object pronoun him
conocer verb (infinitive) to know
(tú) conoces verb (present tense) you know (informal, singular)
no adverb no, not
(yo) conozco verb (present tense) I know
y conjunction and
subject pronoun you
tampoco adverb not either

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson

la vecina noun (feminine) the (female) neighbor
la direct object pronoun her
yo tampoco phrase me neither
tener verb (infinitive) to have
(yo) tengo verb (present tense) I have
el dinero noun (masculine) the money
no tengo dinero phrase I don't have money
el fraccionamiento noun (masculine) residential area
la vecindad noun (masculine) neighborhood sharing a court yard
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More Vocabulary

This section includes grammatically related words. Some of them are required by the exercise Dialogue Recast.

venir infinitive to come
(yo) vengo present tense I come
(tú) vienes you come (informal, singular)
(él/ella) viene he/she(/it) comes
(usted) viene you come (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) venimos we come (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) venís you come (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) vienen they come (m./f.)
(ustedes) vienen you come (formal, plural)
me direct object pronoun me
te you (informal, singular)
lo/la him/her(/it)
lo/la you (formal, singular, m./f.)
nos us
os you (informal, plural)
los/las them (m./f.)
los/las you (formal, plural, m./f.)
conocer infinitive to know (a person)
(yo) conozco present tense I know
(tú) conoces you know (informal, singular)
(él/ella) conoce he/she(/it) knows
(usted) conoce you know (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) conocemos we know (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) conocéis you know (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) conocen they know (m./f.)
(ustedes) conocen you know (formal, plural)
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Dialogue Translation

Translate from Lojban to English. Click each bar to check your answer. If possible, read the Lojban sentences aloud.

Ahí viene el vecino.

Here comes the neighbor.

¿Lo conoces?

Do you know him?

No, no lo conozco. ¿Y tú?

No, I don't know him. How about you?


Me neither.

Dialogue Recall

Now translate from English to Lojban. Remember to say the Lojban sentences aloud.

Here comes the neighbor.

Ahí viene el vecino.

Do you know him?

¿Lo conoces?

No, I don't know him. How about you?

No, no lo conozco. ¿Y tú?

Me neither.

(Yo) tampoco.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Lojban.

There the neighbor comes.

Ahí el vecino viene.

I don't know him. Do you know him?

No lo conozco. ¿Lo conoces?

I don't know him either.

No lo conozco tampoco.

And the (female) neighbor?

¿Y la vecina?

I don't know her. What about you?

No la conozco. ¿Y tú?

Neither do I know her.

Yo tampoco la conozco.

Dialogue Recast

This translation exercise requires some of the words from the More Vocabulary section.

Here comes the neighbor.

Ahí viene el vecino.

Do you know him? (formal)

¿Lo conoce?

No, I don't know him. How about you? (formal)

No, no lo conozco. ¿Y usted?

Me neither.

(Yo) tampoco.

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