The phrase "that can be arranged" can be useful, and I would like to know an idiomatic way to put it in Latin. This phrase could be a response to "can we meet tomorrow at ten?", "I'd like to eat something Italian tonight", "I need a receipt to be reimbursed", or many other things.

What would be a good Latin phrase for "that can be arranged"? My instinct is to say fieri potest or curari potest, but there might be a more idiomatic way that I'm missing.

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    If your opinion carries weight "Fiat." 'let it be so.'
    – Hugh
    Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 16:53

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I'd say that fieri potest or curari potest, while grammatically correct, lack the implication of approval that "that can be arranged" contains. Honestly, I'd go with quidni?—that is, "why not?"

  • Good point. I'm not sure if there's a way to say both "it's possible" and "I approve" in a couple of words in Latin, so I may have to choose which side to emphasize.
    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Commented Sep 18, 2016 at 17:05
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    Quidni lacks any sense of authority on the part of the granter, though.
    – cmw
    Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 7:51
  • @C.M.Weimer OMG! I want to say "welcome back" but I'm worried it would jinx it. You're right about quidni. I suspect that Latin, being a deeply concrete language, simply doesn't have a way to get all the nuances of the original in one straightforward phrase or sentence. Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 11:44
  • Well, now look who's gone...
    – cmw
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 1:59

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