Saturday, September 10, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - September 10, 2016

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September 10, 2016





Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Mercy very much is strong enough to make the world more humane.


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

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Misericordia
Mercy
nom. sing. fem. noun
misericordia, misericordiae
multum
much
adv.
valet
is strong enough
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
valeō, valēre, valuī, valitus (valitūrus)
ad
to
Prep. + Acc.
mundum
the world
acc. sing. masc. noun
mundus, mundi; object of reddendum
humaniorem
more human(e)
acc. sing. masc. comp. adj.
comparative adj. from humanus, humana, humanum; modifies mundum
reddendum
(to) make to be
acc. sing. neut. gerund
reddō, reddere, reddidī, redditus; gerund plus AD expresses purpose
 

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