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“But” Sentences Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Latin Language

To express the word “but” in Latin, use the word “sed“.

Remember that Latin is a flexible language in which word order is flexible. Technically, you can place words anywhere because nouns have their proper declension and verbs have their proper conjugations. Therefore, it’s not the placement of the nouns or verbs that matter, but what category they fall in.

Here are some exercises with the word “but”.

1) Magister es sed sum pīrāta

2) Estis nautae sed nōn natātis

3) Habēmus pecūniam sed nōn habēmus cibum. (pecūnia = money. habēre = to have.)

4) Et puerī et puellae amant pecūniam sed saepe nōn habent pecūniam. (puer = boy)

5) Fēminās puellāsque numquam labōrant cum agricolīs sed semper labōrant cum poētīs.

Here are the answers :

1) You are a teacher but I am a pirate.

2) You all are sailors but you all do not swim

3) We have the money but we do not have the food

4) Both the boys and the girls love money, but they often do not have money

5) The women and the girls never work with the farmers but they always work with the poets.

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