Saturday, March 4, 2017

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - March 4, 2017

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March 4, 2017



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Lent forcibly compels us to conversion: we must with all (our) strength return to God (lit. it must be returned to God by us)

Grammatical Note: The agent of a gerundive phrase is expressed with the Dative.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Vehementer
Forcibly
adv.
ad
to
Prep. + Acc.
conversionem
conversion
acc. sing. fem. noun
conversio, conversionis
nos
us
acc. pl. pronoun
nos, nostri
compellit
compels
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
compellō, compellere, compulī, compulsus
Quadragesima
Lent
nom. sing. fem. noun
Quadragesima, Quadragesimae
nobis
by us (to us)
dat. pl. pronoun
nos, nostri
ad
to
Prep. + Acc.
Deum
God
acc. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
omni
with all
abl. sing. fem. adj.
omnis, omne
ope
strength
abl. sing. fem. noun
ops, opis
est
(is)
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui
redeundum
it must be returned
neut. sing. gerundive
redeō, redīre, rediī, reditus

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