Friday, February 10, 2017

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - February 10, 2017

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February 10, 2017



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Let us be close to (our) brothers and sisters who are sick, and to their families.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Fratribus
To brothers
dat. pl. masc. noun
frater, fratris
sororibusque
and to sisters
dat. pl. fem. noun
soror, sororis/with enclitic conj. -que
qui
who
nom. pl masc. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod
aegrotant
are sick
3rd pers. pl. pres. act. ind. verb
aegrōtō, aegrōtāre, aegrōtāvī, aegrōtātus
adsimus
let us be close
1st pers. pl. pres. subj. verb
adsum, adesse, adfuī
eorumque
and (to) their
gen. pl. masc. dem. adj.
is, ea, id/with enclitic conj. -que
familiis
(to) families
dat. pl. fem. noun
familia, familiae

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