Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Love is a work of patience by which we listen to others and we draw near to them.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Amor
Love
nom. sing. masc. noun
amor, amoris
est
is
3rd pers. pres. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui
opus
a work
nom. sing. neut. noun
opus, operis
patientiae
of patience
gen. sing. fem. noun
patientia, patientiae
quo
by which
abl. sing. neut. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod, antecedent is opus
auscultamus
we listen to
1st pers. pl. pres. act. ind. verb
auscultō, auscultāre, auscultāvī, auscultātus
alios
others
acc. pl. masc. adj.
alius, alia, aliud
et
and
conj.
appropinquamus
(we) draw near
1st pers. pl. pres. act. ind. verb
appropinquō, appropinquāre, appropinquāvī, appropinquātus; takes dative object
eis
to them
dat. pl. masc. dem. adj.
is, ea, id

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