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Learning Latin with Pope Francis - June 20, 2014


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June 20, 2014



Literal translation of the Latin: How indifferent oftentimes a certain mind stands still in the face of human suffering, which nevertheless must be countered with concrete acts of love.

Here's how the Latin works.


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Quam
How
conj.

indifferens
indifferent
nom. sing. masc. adj.

saepenumero
oftentimes






consistit
stands still
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. indic. verb
consisto, consistere, constiti, constitus
dolore
pain
abl. sing. masc. noun
dolor, doloris
coram
in the face of
Prep. + abl.

humano
human
abl. sing. masc. adj.
humanus, humana, humanum
quidam
a certain
masc. sing. adj.
quidam, quaedam, quoddam
animus



cui
(to) which
dat. sing. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod; obj. of occuratur
tamen
nevertheless
conj.

oportet
should
3rd pers. sing. impers. verb
oportet, oportere, oportui
solidis
(with) concrete
abl. pl. masc. adj.
solidus, solida, solidum; modifies actibus
caritatis
of love
gen. sing. fem. noun
caritas caritatis
actibus
acts
abl. pl. masc. noun
actus, actus
occurratur
(may it) be countered
3rd pers. sing. act. pres. subj.
occurro, occurrere, occurri, occursum
 

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