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Learning Latin with Pope Francis - May 16, 2014


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May 16, 2014


Literal translation of the Latin: This is the purpose for us (as) Christians: to conform ourselves to Christ as the perfect example of our conduct.


Here's how the Latin works.

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
hoc
this
neut. nom. sing. adj.
hic, haec, hoc
est
is
3rd. pers. sing. pres. indic.
sum, esse, fui
propositum
purpose, goal
neut. nom. sing. noun
propositum, propositi
nobis
for us
dat. pl.
nos, nostrum
Christianis
(for) Christians
dat. pl. adj.
Christianus, Christiana, Christianum
conformare
to conform
pres. act. inf.
conformo, conformare, conformavi, conformatum
nos
ourselves
acc. pl.
nos, nostrum; object of conformare
ad
to
Pre. + acc.
governs Christum
Christum
Christ
acc. sing.
Christus, Christi
tamquam
as, as if, just as
conj.

perfectum
perfect
nom. sing. adj.
perfectus, perfecta, perfectum; modifies exemplum
exemplum
example, model
neut. noun nom. sing.

morum
of conduct
gen. pl.
mos, moris; Cf. Cicero, O Tempora! O Mores, “Oh the Times! Oh the Morals!
nostrorum
our
gen. pl. adj.
noster, nostra, nostrum; modies morum

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