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  • "Li venis post sia patro" means He came behind his father; if we mean "after his father came" we may use "kiam", and say "Li venis post, kiam lia patro venis".

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  • The interrogative temporal adverb "kiam" (123) is also used as a relative temporal adverb, with "tiam" or an equivalent word or phrase for its antecedent.

    A Complete Grammar of Esperanto

  • The white-ish squiggly thing on top of the sliced beef is a salty pickle called kiam chai.

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  • The white-ish squiggly thing on top of the sliced beef is a salty pickle called kiam chai.

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  • I think my favorite thing to eat with plain tchok is a pickle called kiam chye, preferably julienned and stir-fried with thinly sliced pork.

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  • On the table was kiam chye (pickled veggie) and duck soup, asam fish (blackened and fried), leatherjacket fish, black ink solong (squid), fried shanghai greens, chicken wings, and prawn salads.

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  • When she finally saw the pants she was like “like kiam cai!”

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  • I realised that if all the kiam pa people i know were eviscerated and their intestines laid out in a straight line they would probably reach the Expo.

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  • _Mi estis tuj forironta, kiam vi aperis_, I was just about to go out when you appeared.

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  • _Li estis skribanta, kiam mi vidis lin_, he was writing when I saw him.

    Esperanto Self-Taught with Phonetic Pronunciation

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