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Learning Latin with Pope Francis - May 23, 2014

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May 23, 2014




Literal translation of the Latin: To live by faith means to put our whole life in God's hands and to do it especially in difficult (things/times).

This is a fairly straightforward Latin translation from the English.


Here's how the Latin works.

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
vivere
to live
pres. act. inf.
vivo, vivere, vixi
de
by, about, down from
Pre. + abl.
governs fide
fide
faith
abl. sing. fem. noun
fides, fidei
significat
means
3rd per. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
significo, significare, significavi, significatum
totam
whole
acc. sing. fem. adj.
totus, tota, totum; modifies vitam
nostram
our
acc. sing. fem. adj.
noster, nostra, nostrum; modifies vitam
vitam
life
acc. sing. fem. noun
vita, vitae; object of ponere
in
in
Prep. + abl.
governs manibus
manibus
hands
abl. pl. fem. noun
manus, manus
Dei
of God
gen. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
ponere
to put
pres. act. inf.
pono, ponere, posui, positum
id
it
acc. sing. neut.
is, ea, id; object of facere
-que
and
enclitic

maxime
especially
adv.
superlative adv. formed from magnus, maior, maximus
in
in
Prep. + abl.
governs angustiis
angustiis
narrow, difficult things, times
abl. pl. fem. noun
angustia, angustiae
facere
to do
pres. act. inf.
facio, facere, feci, factum

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