The vast majority of people associate Latin with doctors' prescriptions, because, as we know, they are written in Latin. But at the same time, there are many well-known phrases in Latin, which, no, no, and you will meet in someone's speech.
People who can speak this ancient language are perceived by others as educated. But sometimes it’s not at all necessary to learn it “from and to”, it’s enough to remember a few common phrases and, if necessary, flaunt them in a conversation - and then you will certainly look smarter in the eyes of other people. Moreover, you already know something: for example, alma mater, persona non grata, etc.
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Bemorepanda has collected 35 Latin expressions (and their meanings) that can be used in conversation. The main thing is that they are "on topic".
1. "Mulgere hircum" - "Milk a goat"
This Latin phrase means trying to do something impossible. Which makes sense, given that it's impossible to milk a goat.
2. "Festina lente" - "Hurry slowly"
In fact, this expression calls to act quickly, but prudently, carefully. Augustus, the Roman emperor, often chastised his generals, advising them to "make haste slowly" because he thought that haste was dangerous.
3. "Persona non grata" - "Persona non grata" ("Unwanted person")
Refers to a person who is not welcome or is not wanted to go anywhere due to their behavior or other reasons. For example: "He became persona non grata in our company after his indecent behavior."
4. "Alma mater" - "Caring mother"
This refers to the educational institution that a person once attended: school, college, university.
5. "Veni, vidi, vici" - "I came, I saw, I conquered"
Julius Caesar is believed to have used the phrase in a letter he wrote to the Roman Senate in 47 BC to inform them of his victory over the Pontic king Pharnaces II near Zela.
6. "Acta, non verba" - "Deeds, not words"
In other words, "More action - less words." That is, always back up your words with deeds or act in accordance with what you say.
7. "Ad meliora" - "For the better"
8. "Mortuum flagellas" - "Smack the dead"
This Latin phrase means a useless action towards someone who will not be affected in any way.
9. "Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur" - "Friends are known in the hour of need"
We have it sounds like "A friend in need is known."
10. "Malo mori quam foedari" - "Better death than dishonor"
11. "De gustibus non est disputandum" - "Tastes do not argue"
Tastes are evaluated more subjectively than objectively - everyone has their own.
12. "Lupus in fabula" - "Wolf in a fairy tale"
With the meaning "Speak about the wolf and he will come" (from Terence's play "Adelfoy").
13. "Alea iacta est" - "The die is cast"
This is another phrase Julius Caesar uttered when he entered Italy and started a protracted civil war against Pompey and the optimates. The meaning of the phrase is "There is no going back."
14. "Carpe diem" - "Seize the moment"
Another Latin phrase that is often used these days. The saying aims to motivate people to focus on the present, not the future, and make the most of it.
15. "Aut Caesar aut nihil" - "Either Caesar, or nothing"
It is pretty much the Latin equivalent of "All or Nothing". The notorious Italian Cardinal Cesare Borgia lived according to this principle. Now this phrase can be used to denote an adamant desire to succeed.
16. "Ad astra per aspera" - "Through adversity to the stars"
For us, the sound is more familiar: “Through thorns to the stars,” but the essence of this does not change.
17. "Pecunia non olet" - "Money does not smell"
It is believed that the history of the origin of this expression is as follows. When the Roman emperor Vespasian introduced a tax on public toilets, his son Titus complained about the "disgusting" nature of the money. Vespasian held up a gold coin and asked if it smelled, and he himself answered: non olet ("it does not smell"). From here, the phrase was expanded to pecunia non olet - "Money does not smell."
18. "Mea culpa" - "My fault"
This Latin phrase is used to admit one's fault or mistake.
19. "De facto" - "Actually"
De facto describes a real situation, though not necessarily intentional or legal. For example: Whatever is on the calendar, Florida is de facto summer. Or: De facto, it is he who is the leader at the moment.
20. "Et cetera" - "And so on"
Perhaps every student's favorite expression when they simply can't name more examples.
21. "Nitimur in vetitum" - "We strive for the forbidden"
Means that when we are denied something, we will want it even more. Think of Eve, who ate the forbidden fruit. No wonder they say: "Forbidden fruit is sweet."
22. "In vino veritas" - "Truth is in wine"
This Latin proverb implies that a person under the influence of alcohol is more inclined to express his hidden desires and thoughts.
The same as "What is on the sober mind, the drunk on the tongue."
23. "Quid pro quo" - "Something for something"
In other words, quid pro quo. Basically, this Latin phrase means favor in exchange for something.
24. "Status quo" - "The current state (of affairs)"
Applies to the current situation. For example: "The maintenance of such a status quo only weakened our already fragile positions."
25. "Audentes fortuna iuvat" - "Fortune favors the brave"
Apparently, these were the last words of Pliny the Elder before he sailed from the docks of Pompeii in 79 to save his friend Pomponianus from the eruption of Vesuvius.
In the same sense as "Who does not risk, he does not drink champagne" or "The courage of the city takes."
26. "Amor vincit omnia" - "Love conquers all"
This Latin saying originally appeared in Virgil's Eclogues (X, 69) in the 1st century BC. The phrase means unshakable love that will endure any trials and overcome all obstacles that stand in the way. Therefore, they often say: "There are no barriers to love."
27. "Surdo oppedere" - "Burp in front of the deaf"
Simply put, according to Desiderius Erasmus' Adagia (1508), surdo oppedere means a useless action.
Well, or in our manner: “Throw pearls in front of pigs”, that is, it’s pointless to prove or explain something to someone, because he still won’t understand or appreciate it.
28. "Cui bono?" "Good for who?"
This term implies that one should look for the culprit in the person to whom the unpleasant event will benefit / benefit.
29. "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" - "Fear the Danaans who bring gifts"
This expression from the Aeneid, the Latin epic poem by Virgil, was uttered by the Trojan priest Laocoön when he warned his fellow Trojans about accepting the Trojan horse from the Greeks.
An alternative translation could be: "Do not trust your enemies who bring you gifts", as this may be to your detriment.
30. “Homo sum humani a me nihil linearum puto” - “I am a man, therefore nothing human is alien to me”
Something like “We are all people, we are all people” (the expression came from Russian classical literature). It means that any person has weaknesses or can stumble, do something unseemly.
31. "Sine qua non" - "Sine qua non"
Refers to something absolutely necessary, without which something is impossible.
32. "Qui totum vult totum perdit" - "He who wants everything loses everything."
From the same series as "You want a lot - you get a little."
33. "Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris" - "Misfortune loves company"
It is understood that it is a consolation for the unfortunate that others share their grief.
We usually say: "Together, grief is easier to bear."
34. "Oderint dum metuant" - "Let them hate, if only they were afraid"
Favorite saying of Caligula, originally attributed to Lucius Actius, Roman tragic poet (170 BC); also the motto of the Russian noble family Krasnitsky.
35. "Cogito, ergo sum" - "I think, therefore I am"
This famous phrase by René Descartes may seem vague and confusing, but it was the result of his unique, individualistic approach to philosophy. According to him, many of the world's problems stem from the way we use our minds - from misunderstanding, poor definition, and unintentional illogicality.
To fight coronavirus, Panama si separating men from women. Transgenders are concerned
In Panama, against the backdrop of the pandemic of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, men and women were barred from leaving their homes on the same day. This new measure to further limit social contacts in the country entered into force on Wednesday, April 1.
He said that this decision was caused by the fact that people systematically violated the regime of self-isolation - over the past week, 2,000 people were detained in the country for non-compliance with the regime.
The President of Panama, Laurentino Cortiso, introduced these standards on March 25 for an indefinite period. In accordance with them, the local citizens of the country are allotted two hours daily from 6.30 to 19.30 for the purchase of vital goods. At what particular hours citizens can go to the store depends on the last digit in their passport number.
Transgenders in Panama are Concerned
The rules introduced on March 25 remain in force, but in addition, women and men are no longer allowed to leave home on the same day. Women can only go shopping on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and men on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. On Sunday, leaving the house is prohibited. Panamanian advocates for transgender rights fear that people with a different gender than the one indicated in the passport may face problems as a result.
In Panama, according to the latest data, 1181 cases of infection with coronavirus were recorded, including 30 deaths. Panama is one of the Latin American countries most affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
Despite the fact that the Latin American coronavirus pandemic was the last to be affected, authorities in the countries of the South American continent are preparing for the worst.
“We need to be prepared for the worst case scenario,” BBC quotes Dr. Harbos Barbosa, head of the Pan American Health Organization. - We can’t count on any advantages like climate or demographic situation. “We need to monitor what is happening in other countries, take into account weaknesses, take into account what actions work, and resort to them.”
The advantage of the demographic situation can be considered a fairly young average age of Latin Americans: in Brazil it is 30 years old, in Colombia - 27.4, and in Italy, for comparison, 44 years. In addition, overall population density in South America is not as high as in Europe. However, in large cities such as Rio da Janeiro and São Paulo, on the contrary, it is very high. In addition, do not forget about the inhabitants of urban slums, where people live for 12 people in one room, which is why the self-isolation regime loses all meaning.
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