Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - December 8, 2014


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December 8, 2014






Literal translation of the Latin: Let us learn thoroughly from the Virgin Mary to obey the Word of God fearlessly.

Here's how the Latin works:


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Perdiscamus
Let us learn thoroughly
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
perdiscō, perdiscere, perdidicī; hortatory subjunctive
a
from
Prep. + abl.
governs Maria Virgine
Maria
Mary
abl. sing. fem. name
Maria, Mariae
Virgine
the Virgin
abl. sing. fem. noun
Virgo, Virgine
Verbo
the Word
dat. sing. neut. noun
verbum, verbi
Domini
of the Lord
gen. sing. masc. noun
dominus, domini
impavide
fearlessly

adv.
oboedire
to obey
pres. act. infinitive
oboediō, oboedīre, oboedīvī, oboedītus; takes dative object Verbo
 

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