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Help with translating "focused on humans" or "caring about people" from English to Latin?

It is not quite correct, because you cannot use intendere with a direct object in this sense. Also, intendunt means "they intend" as a statement of fact. If you want to mirror semper fidelis ...
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Both "fēmina" and "mulier" mean "woman": what's the difference?

In Republican and early Imperial Latin, mulier was more common, and fēmina was more markedly respectful Although it might seem surprising to speakers of modern languages where using the word "...
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What are the types of hair in latin?

Straight hair can indeed be called capillus directus, as you can see from this passage in Vitruvius (not necessarily your first stop when looking for hair vocabulary), De Architectura 6, 1.3: Ex eo ...
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generatio = childbirth or also education/raising of children?

St. Thomas Aquinas says "generatio et educatio". The fact he uses the exclusive conjunction et and not the inclusive conjunction ac/atque shows that he considers generatio not to be ...
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Was the Greek preposition "ἀνά" used in Latin?

I looked up the phrase and found it in the Latin-French Dictionnaire Gaffiot. Here's the entry: (1) ănă (ἀνά), prép. acc. [à partir de Végèce] : ana tres uncias Veg. Mul. 1, 20, 2, par trois onces. ...
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Was the Greek preposition "ἀνά" used in Latin?

Might you have the reference wrong? Either that or the dictionary is wrong. There is no ana tres uncias in Celsus. There is, however, ac tres uncias in Suetonius. Perhaps there was a mistake with a ...
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I would like help with a translation for “remember your purpose” or something similar

Finem tuum memento. This is a variant of Manuel's suggestion. Here finem means "end" in the philosophical sense. The meaning of finis (accusative finem) is given here.
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I would like help with a translation for “remember your purpose” or something similar

Memento propositi tui/ Memento propositum tuum "Tene propositum(tuum)" "keep to your purpose"
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Is there a latin helper word that can used with infinitives (and implies that the subsequent word may be an infinitive)?

The simplest would be going with a word which often takes a complementary infinitive, such as volo (I want) or possum (I am able). You can use it with both active and passive infinitives, too. (volo) ...
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