Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - December 28, 2016

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December 28, 2016


Here's a literal translation of the Latin: God, burning with love toward us, attracts us gently, being born poor and weak among us, like one of us.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Deus
God
nom. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
dilectione
with love
abl. sing. fem. noun
dilectio, dilectionis
erga
toward
Prep. + Acc.
nos
us
acc. pl. pronoun
nos, nostri
ardens
burning
nom. sing. pres. act. part.
ārdeō, ārdēre, ārsī, ārsus
nos
us
acc. pl. pronoun
nos, nostri
lenitate
with gentleness
abl. sing. fem. noun
lēnitās, lēnitātis
attrahit
attracts
3rd pers sing. pres. act. ind. verb
attrahō, attrahere, attrāxī, attrāctus
pauper
poor
nom. sing. masc. noun
pauper, pauperis
nascens
being born
nom. sing. pres. act. part.
nāscor, nāscī, nātus sum
et
and
conj.
debilis
weak
nom. sing. masc. adj.
debilis, debile
inter
among
Prep. + Acc.
nos
us
acc. pl. pronoun
nos, nostri
e
from (of)
Prep. + Abl.
nobis
us
abl. pl. pronoun
nos, nostri
sicut
like / as if
conj.
unus
one
nom. sing. masc. number
unus, una, unum

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