Latin Phrases

The Latin phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: salve  Audio
What is your name?: quod nomen est tibi?  Audio
Nice to meet you: placet occurrere tibi  Audio
How are you?: quomodo es?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: sum bonus, gratias ago tibi  Audio
And you?: et tu?  Audio

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Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Latin)?: loquerisne anglice/latine?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: ea sinice loquaturne?  Audio
A little bit: modo paulo  Audio
How old are you?: quot annos habes?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: triginta tres annos habeo  Audio
It was nice talking to you: suavissime erat tecum loqui  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: quid dicis?  Audio
I don't understand: non intellego  Audio
I don't know: nescio  Audio
Sorry: me paenitet  Audio
What is that called in Latin?: quomdo illum appellatur latine?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: quid vallet illum verbum anglice?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: unde es tu?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: sum ex civitatibus foederatis   Audio
I'm American: americanus sum  Audio
Where do you live?: ubi habitas?  Audio
I live in the U.S: habito in civitatibus foederatis  Audio
What do you do for a living?: quod est modus vivendi tuus?  Audio
I'm a student: discipulus sum  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: possumne adiuvare vos?  Audio
Can you help me?: potesne adiuvare me?  Audio
Where is the airport?: ubi est aeroportus?  Audio
Go straight: i recte  Audio
Then: tum  Audio
Turn left: verte in laevum  Audio
Turn right: verte in dextram  Audio


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Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Latin in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: felix natalis   Audio
Happy new year: felix annus novus  Audio
Merry Christmas: felix nativitatis  Audio
Good luck: feliciter  Audio
Congratulations: gratulationes  Audio

Latin expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: habeo reservationem  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: cubicula libera habesne?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: cubiculum cupio in quo fumare non licet  Audio
How much it costs per night?: quanto stat cubiculum noctatim?  Audio
Waiter: magister  Audio
How much is this?: quanto stat hoc?  Audio
What is this?: quid est hoc?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: sanus esne?  Audio
I need a doctor: opus est mihi medico  Audio
Help: auxiliarete!  Audio
Call the ambulance: voca ambulance  Audio
Call the police: voca vigiles  Audio
I am sick: aegroto  Audio

These Latin phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Latin Vocabulary and Latin Grammar, you might want to visit our Latin Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Latin Vocabulary

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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Latin phrases.