Latin for All Occasions

Latin for All Occasions

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by Henry Beard
     
 

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From cocktail party chitchat, to bumper stickers, to personal ads—everything you'll ever need to say in perfect Latin! A backlistius bestsellerus. See more details below

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From cocktail party chitchat, to bumper stickers, to personal ads—everything you'll ever need to say in perfect Latin! A backlistius bestsellerus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394586601
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.59(d)

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I.
Conversational Latin
Lingua Latina Conlocutioni

Cocktail Party Chitchat
Hot enough for you?
Satine caloris tibi dies est?
Run into much traffic on the way over?
Eratne turba magna vehiculorum obviam tibi venienti huc?
What do you think I paid for this watch?
Quanto putas mihi stetisse hoc horologium carpale?
You know what I think? I think . . .
Visne scire quid credem? Credo . . .
that all wrestling is fixed.
luctationes omnes praestitutas esse.
that flying saucers are real.
astronaves orbiculares exsistere.
that Elvis is still alive.
Elvem ipsum etiam vivere.
that the weather has been altered by rocket launches.
missiones pyraulorum statum caeli mutavisse.
that no one's barbecue sauce is better than mine.
neminem facere liquamen assatorium melius quam meum.

Conversation Fillers
Is that so?
Ain tu?
Really?
Vero?
You don't say!
Dic! Itane est?
You can say that again!
Hercle qui tu recte dicis!
You know what they say . . .
Ut proverbium loquitur vetus . . .
here today, gone tomorrow.
quod adest hodie, cras aberit.
seen one, seen them all.
uno cum noris, omnia noris.
what goes around, comes around.
circumit ad idem, unde profectum est, reveniet.
que sera, sera.
quod fiet, fiet.

Conversation Enders
God! Look at the time! My wife will kill me!
Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!
Excuse me. Ifive got to see a man about a dog.
Mihi ignosce. Nunc est mihi cum quodam negotium de cane.
Darn! There goes my beeper!
Heu! Tintinnuntius meus sonat!
I'm outta here.
Abeo.
Have a nice day.
Sit hic dies tibi iucundus.
Pithy Latin Expressions
By that very fact.
Ipso facto.
No way.
Nullo modo.
Read my lips.
Lege labia.
A done deal.
Pactum factum.
Fat chance.
Forsitan fiat.
Accidentally on purpose.
Casu consulto.
Royally screwed.
Raptus regaliter.
In a world of hurt.
Oppido dolens.
Hopefully.
Spes est.

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