Esperanto was created by L.L. Zamenhof, a Polish oculist. He constructed this language in order to be used as the second international language. Esperanto is an easy language for Europeans to learn. All the words are derived from common European languages, pronunciation is simplified: every word is read as spelled. Orthography of Esperanto is phonetic, and grammar always obeys the rules, with no exceptions from them.

There are some words in Esperanto:

  • A cat - Kato
  • A house - Domo
  • Hello! - Hola!
  • To walk - Promeni
  • A bird - Birdo

An estimated number of Esperanto speaker in today's world varies from 100 thousand to several million people.