Thursday, December 8, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - December 8, 2016

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December 8, 2016




Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Let us learn from the Virgin Mary to love with a humble heart and to embrace gifts from God.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Discamus
Let us learn
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
discō, discere, didicī
a
from
Prep. + Abl.
Virgine
the Virgin
abl. sing. fem. noun
Virgo, Virginis
Maria
Mary
abl. sing. fem. name
Maria, Mariae
humili
(with) a humble
abl. sing. neut. adj.
humilis, humile; modifies corde
corde
heart
abl. sing. neut. noun
cor, cordis
amare
to love
pres. act. inf.
amo, amare, amavi, amatus
dona
gifts
acc. pl. neut. noun
donum, doni
-que
and
enclitic conj.
a
from
Prep. + Abl.
Deo
God
abl. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
amplecti
to embrace
pres. inf. of deponent verb
amplector, amplectī, amplexus sum

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