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Frozen “Let it go” in Latin Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Latin Language

One of the most popular songs of 2014 and winner of an Academy Award: “Let it Go” from the Disney film Frozen.  While Latin is a “dead language” (please see my humorous post on this subject: here), it continues to thrive and flourish through its reuse in popular culture. Here is a trailer of the feature film: Frozen.

 

I am an avid fan of the following Youtube users who have taken the time to put “Let it Go” in Latin.  As you will notice that most of the translations are already provided for you in Latin and English. However, you will also notice that all the translation have different words, word choices, and word orders.

Some choices have been made to honor the English more so than the Latin. One video for example has a literal title “id agat” or “Let it go,” another is “libera” which is the Jussive of libero meaning “let it go,” and the last one is libero which means “I break free.” So, all of these videos are quite different and I hope you enjoy them!

 

 

 

It is important to remember when studying Latin that the same translation  may be done in many different ways with various vocabulary words. So when you are doing your own translations or trying to have a phase translated, please don’t be concerned that yours may be a bit different or uses different words- this is the great advantage to Latin. There are so many styles!

 

 

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About the Author: Brittany Britanniae

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Comments:

  1. Mirabilis:

    If you want to get the other catchy song from this movie stuck in your head in Latin, there’s a great version of Do You Want To Build A Snowman? (Virum Nivis faceres vis?) here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sM7OCJdSKw

  2. C. G.:

    Do you have the Latin translation? I would love to have my eighth graders follow along as listen. 🙂

  3. C. G.:

    To clarify, do you have the Latin translation from the first video? I realize the other two have the subtitles. 🙂 Thanks!