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30 May 2006 06:51 PDT
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What is the latin translation of the phrase 'I will do it tomorrow'?
Re: latin translation
Answered By: alanna-ga on 30 May 2006 08:38 PDT
Hi kudesai-ga It's a neat idea! And the translation is short and sweet: cras agam (literally: I will do it tomorrow) or if you want to emphasize a particular "it" illud cras agam (literally: That, I will do tomorrow) In Latin the verb comes at the end of the phrase. The Latin "id" is the equivalent of "it" but is omitted with a transitive verb such as agere (agam) unless "it" is to be emphasized as in the second expession using "illud". This phrase would make a great desk sign for a proscrastinator. (Note the "cras" in that handy word.) Here are some websites that may interest you: Latin phrases used in English http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/~econrad/lang/lphrase.html Latin proverbs and locutions http://leptir.ifs.hr/~mpinter/proloc.html Google search strategy (for the above websites) Search terms: Latin proverbs site:.edu Thanks for using Google Answers. All the best, alanna-ga
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