Saturday, December 31, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - December 31, 2016

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December 31, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Just before the end of the year, let us reflect upon the days, the weeks, the months which we have lived, to give thanks to God and offer all things to him.

And here's how the grammar of this Latin tweet works:


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Sub
Just before
Prep. + Acc.
exitum
the end
acc. sing. neut. noun
exitum, exiti
anni
of the year
gen. sing. masc. noun
annus, anni
dies
the days
acc. pl. com. noun
dies, diei
hebdomadas
the weeks
acc. pl. fem. noun
hebdomada, hebdomadae
menses
the months
acc. pl. masc. noun
mensis, mensis
quos
which
acc. pl. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod
viximus
we have lived
1st pers. pl. perf. act. verb
vīvō, vīvere, vīxī
recolamus
let us reflect upon
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
recolō, recolere, recoluī, recultus
ad
to
Prep. + Acc.; with gerund to express purpose
gratias
thanks
acc. pl. fem. noun
gratia, gratias
Deo
to God
dat. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
agendas
give
acc. pl. fem. gerund
ago, agere, egi, actus; fem. plural to match plural fem. object
ei
to him
dat. sing. dem. pronoun
is, ea, id
que
and
enclitic conj.
omnia
all (things)
acc. pl. neut. adj.
omnis, omne
offerenda
(to) offer
acc. pl. neut. gerund
offerō, offerre, obtulī, oblātus

Friday, December 30, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - December 30, 2016

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December 30, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Holy Family of Nazareth, make that we may all recognize the sacred nature of the family, its beauty in the plan of God.

And here's how the grammar of this Latin tweet works:


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Sancta
Holy
voc. sing. fem. adj.
sanctus, sancta, sanctum
Familia
Family
voc, sing. fem,. noun
familia, familiae
Nazareth
of Nazareth
gen. sing. place name
Nazareth (indeclinable)
fac
make
sing. imper.
faciō, facere, fēcī, factus
ut
that
conj.
omnes
all
nom. pl. com. adj.
omnis, omne
sacram
sacred / holy
acc. sing. fem. adju.
sanctus, sancta, sanctum; modifies naturam
familiae
of the family
gen. sing. fem. noun
familia, familiae
naturam
nature
acc. sing. fem. noun
natura, naturae
agnoscamus
we may recognize
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
āgnōscō, āgnōscere, āgnōvī, āgnitus
eius
its
gen. sing. dem. adj.
is, ea, id
in
in
Prep. + Abl.
Dei
of God
gen. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
consilio
plan
abl. sing. neut. noun
consilium, consilii
pulchritudinem
beauty
acc. sing. fem. noun
pulchritudo, pulchritudinis

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - December 29, 2016

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December 29, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Let us be touched by the tenderness that saves. Let us draw close to God who becomes close (Himself), let us pause, about to gaze upon the crib.

And here's how the grammar of this Latin tweet works:


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Sinamus
Let us
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
sinō, sinere, sīvī, situs
suavitate
by the tenderness
abl. sing. fem. noun
suavitas, suavitatis
tangi
to be touched
pres. pass. inf.
tangō, tangere, tetigī, tāctus
quae
that / which
nom. sing. fem. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod
salvat
saves
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
salvō, salvāre, salvāvī, salvātus
Ad
to
Prep. + Acc.
Deum
God
acc. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
appropinquemus
let us draw close
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
appropinquō, appropinquāre, appropinquāvī, appropinquātus
qui
who
nom. sing. masc. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod
proximus
close
nom. sing. masc. adj.
proximus, proxima, proximum
fit
becomes
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
fīō, fierī, factus sum
sistamus
let us stand / pause
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
sistō, sistere, stitī, status
praesaepe
the crib
acc. sing. neut. noun
praesaepe, praesaepis
inspecturi
about to contemplate
nom. pl. masc. future part.
īnspiciō, īnspicere, īnspēxī, īnspectus

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