Conversational Latin Posted by Brittany Britanniae on Apr 23, 2014 in Latin Language
While Latin is often used to decipher antiquated texts from ancient Rome; sometimes, it is spoken for fun and colloquial purposes. Here is a great way to talk with your friends in Latin, impress your professors, or even start a fun hobby!
Conversational Latin Phrases for Today:
|English Greetings||Latin Greetings:|
|Good morning!/Good evening!/Welcome!||Salvē!|
|What’s your name?||Quid est teum nōmen?|
|My name is …||Meum nōmen … est.|
|How are you?||Quid agis?|
|I’m fine, thanks!||Valeō!|
|And you?||Et tū?|
|Good/ So-So.||Bene / admodum bene.|
|Thank you (very much)!||Grātias (multas)|
|You’re welcome! (for “thank you”)||Salūtātiō!|
|Hey! Friend!||Heus! Amīcus (male) / Amīca (female)|
|I missed you so much!||Tē dēsīderāvī tantum!|
|What’s new?||Quid novī?|
|Nothing much||Nullum multum.|
|Good night!/ See you later!/ Good bye!||Valē!|
|How old are you?||Quotōs annōs habēs?|
|I’m (twenty, thirty…) years old.||(Vīgintī, trīgintā …) annōs habeō.|
|Asking for Help and Directions|
|Can I help you?||Te adiuvāre possum?|
|Can you help me?||Me adiuvāre potes?|
|Where is the bathroom?||Ubī sunt lātrīnae?|
|Go straight! then turn left/ right!||Vāde rēctā. Tunc verte ā sinistrā / dextrā!|
|I don’t know what you are talking about.||Necios quid dicas|
|One moment please!||Parumper exspectā!|
|You’re very kind!||Tū benignissimus (m) / benignissima (f) es!|
|I Don’t Understand!||
|Excuse me …! (to ask for something)||Ignōsce!|
|What’s That Called In Latin?||Quōmodo Lātinē hōc dīcitur?|
|What Is This?||Quid hōc est?|
While I have provided the basics, here is a great video series (Over 33 Videos!) on learning the prounication and more!!
If you are looking for more lists of English to Latin translations; you can find them listed here.
Next Week, I do promise the Game of Thrones post. My research was postponed due to some dead ends, but next week look forward to Game of Thrones and Ancient Rome Part II!!!
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