Saturday, November 12, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - November 11, 2016

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November 11, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Dear friends, it must never be forgotten (that) we meet Christ himself in the poor.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Dilecti
Dear
Voc. pl. adj.
dīlēctus, dīlēcta, dīlēctum
amici
friends
voc. pl. masc. noun
amicus, amici
numquam
never
adv.
obliviscendum
it must be forgotten
nom. sing. neut. gerundive
oblīvīscor, oblīvīscī, oblītus sum
est
(is)
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui; with gerundive in impersonal construction
in
in, among
Prep. + Abl.
egentibus
the poor
abl. pl. masc. adj.
egēns, egentis
ipsum
himself
acc. sing. masc. dem. adj.
ipse, ipsa, ipsum; acc. in indirect statement
Christum
Christ
acc. sing. masc. noun
Christus, Christi
nos
we/us
acc. pl. pronoun
nos, nostri
convenire
to meet
pres. act. inf.
conveniō, convenīre, convēnī, conventus

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