Questions tagged [english-to-latin-translation]

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How is the correct way to say “Lord bless and protect my family, amen”

I saw some different ways to translate this sentence: Lord bless and protect my family, amen Like this: Domine benedic et protege familiam meam amen Is it correct?
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Trying to translate “Best Man, True Friend, Bad Influence” into latin for an inscription

I'm trying to translate "Best Man - True Friend - Bad Influence" into Latin for a gift inscription for (unsurprisingly) my best man. So far I've got to "Optimum Vir - Verum Amicus - Malum Auctoritas." ...
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“Music and Beer” in Latin?

I need to create a family logo for the wedding of a Classics prof. I'd like the phrase to be "Music and Beer." I don't speak Latin and I'm getting strange results from Google translate depending on ...
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How to say “don't rock the boat” in Latin?

A friend is interested in conveying the sense of "don't rock the boat", but in Latin. Is there an equivalent saying in Latin, or a phrase which would convey the correct meaning?
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Please help to translate “A life, mine…” to Latin

I am writing a blog and I want to have the title in Latin. It's a personal blog and I want to share about my personal experiences, the thing to do when there is no one else to share it with ;) I want ...
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What's the correct way to say, in Latin, “creation within God” & “creation through God”?

A great swath of Christendom has, from as early as Augustinus Hipponensis, held that God created the universe ex nihilo, "from/ out of nothing." One of the motivations behind this has been to refute ...
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How to describe the SE voting system in Latin?

I would like to express the following ideas in Latin, for the purpose of describing this site: Through voting, the best answers rise to more visible positions at the top of the page. You can vote on ...
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A correct latin translation of “By the power of truth, I, a mortal, have conquered the universe”

If you've read the V for Vendetta comics you may remember the quote "Vi veri vniversum vivus vici", which is supposed to mean "By the power of truth, I, a mortal [/ while living], have conquered the ...
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But, who will watch the watchdog?

In computer software, we have a "watchdog" process, which makes sure that the other software is running correctly and has not crashed. Which, of course, leads to an obvious question, and I will like ...
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Is there an example where res publica is not republic?

The word res alone can mean state, and especially res publica means that (or republic). Looking at meanings of res and publicus, this is not the only possible translation of res publica, if no context ...
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Is this translation of “new mind/attitude” correct?

I've been trying to find a proper translation for a phrase that means something like "a new mind" or "a new attitude", etc. I would like to use it as an inspiration for a company-name. The words that ...
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Is “Homo sum, Deus ero” a correct way to say this?

I'm coming up with a title for a song, and I thought "I'm a human, I will be a god" or "I'm human, I will be God" was pretty sweet sounding, but translating it into a short Latin saying would make it ...
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How can I translate “Who cares for the carers?”

Trying for a pithy bit of Latin to echo "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" Carers as in doctors / nurses etc. Sorry, to clarify... My understanding / interpretation is that "who guards the guards?" ...
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How to translate phrases using “prospectus”

I want to translate two phrases: The view [with the meaning of "focus"] to all. I'm thinking: prospectus omnium And the opposite: The view to [only] the strong ones. I think prospectus ...
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Speaking about an inflected word in Latin

In English, it is fairly common to write/say such sentences as the following: What is the possessive case of she? Should I use who or whom after man? What is the past participle of run? These kinds ...
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How does the Latin of these two translations of The Little Prince compare?

There are two translations of The Little Prince into Latin, one by Auguste Haury and one by Franz Schlosser. I'm trying to get a sense of the relative merits of their Latin. Here's the dedication of ...
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How should I translate “for” in this sentence?

This room is for talking about Latin[.SE]. Now, I've got most of this translated. The only thing I'm stumbling on is how to translate "for". I see two options, but neither is very good: "pro" -- It ...
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What is the phrase “Above all the hunt” translated into Latin?

I'm designing a sigil for my special forces team in a sci-fi book I'm writing, and without making this a 10,000 word post with backstory, the phrase on the sigil is "Above all, the hunt". Google and ...
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General principles for translating non-Latin names into Latin

I am engaged in several translation projects on the side which often involve translating names that do not have a Roman equivalent. Certain names obviously come from or have obvious equivalents in ...
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Happy Birthday and the accusative of exclamation

I'd like to say "Happy Birthday [to you]!" in Latin. I see two possibilities in Traupman's Conversational Latin: Fēlīx nātālis tibi! Fēlīcem nātālem [tibi exoptō]! The first is used in ...

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