Latin Phrases That Are Worth Learning

Hic Manebimus Optime

"Here we will stay, most excellently!" These words are used figuratively of anyone’s unfaltering and dedicated intention to remain in place despite adverse circumstances.

Panem Et Circenses

Panem et circenses, meaning "bread and circuses," refers to the basic needs and desires.

Velocius Quam Asparagi Coquantur

According to the Romans, when something happens quickly it happens velocius quam asparagi conquantur —or "faster than you can cook asparagus."

Learn More About the Tenses

Past Tenses

Past or perfected tenses are used for completed actions. There are three such tenses: Perfect, Pluperfect, Future perfect.

Moods in Different Tenses

The Indicative Mood is the most common. In English, we generally contrast indicative with conditional sentences, although English has the Latin moods.

Verb Endings

Active Singular: -o, -m, -s, -t. Active Plural: -mus, -tis, -nt. Passive Singular: -or, -r, -ris, -tur. Passive Plural: -mur, -mini, -ntur.

What Is the Difference Between Latin and Spanish?

The Language of the Romans

Latin is a very old language, a language of the Romans. It is also referred to as the progenitor of the romance languages of which Spanish is one.

Spanish Origins

Spanish evolved from several Latin dialects spoken in the region of Iberia in the 9th century. Latin is thus the progenitor of the Spanish language, though Spanish has had many influences from Arabic and Basque languages.

Living vs. Extinct

Latin flourished during the Roman Empire, and it is considered extinct nowadays, whereas Spanish is a modern language spoken and understood by more than 400 million people.

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