Latin Phrases

This page contains a table including the following: Latin phrases, expressions and words in Latin, conversation and idioms, Latin greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in Latin!

Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.

Latin Phrases


    

English Phrases Latin Phrases
 
English Greetings Latin Greetings:
Hi! Heus!
Good morning! Salvē!
Good evening! Salvē!
Welcome! (to greet someone) Salvē!
How are you? Quid agis?
I'm fine, thanks! Valeō!
And you? Et tū?
Good/ So-So. Bene / admodum bene.
Thank you (very much)! Grātias (multas)
You're welcome! (for "thank you") Salūtātiō!
Hey! Friend! Heus! Amīcus (male) / Amīca (female)
I missed you so much! Tē dēsīderāvī tantum!
What's new? Quid novī?
Nothing much Nullum multum.
Good night! Valē!
See you later! Valē!
Good bye! Valē!
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Intereō.
Can I help you? Te adiuvāre possum?
Can you help me? Me adiuvāre potes?
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Ubī sunt lātrīnae? / Ubī est taberna medicāmentāriī?
Ubī sunt lātrīnae? / Ubī est pharmacopīlium?
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Vāde rēctā. Tunc verte ā sinistrā / dextrā!
I'm looking for john. Iōannem quaerō.
One moment please! Parumper exspectā!

Hold on please! (phone)
(no telephones in Ancient Rome)
Parumper exspectā!
How much is this? Quantī cōnstāt?
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) Ignōsce!
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Excusā!
Come with me! Mēcum venī!


    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ Latin)? Loquerisne (Anglicē / Lātinē)?
Just a little. Modo paululus.
What's your name? Quid est teum nōmen?
My name is ... Meum nōmen ... est.
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Dominus ... / Domina ...
Nice to meet you! Suāve tē cognōscere est!
You're very kind! Tū benignissimus (m) / benignissima (f) es!
Where are you from? Quid dēfluis?
I'm from (England / Rome)
I'm from (the U.S/ Vatican City)
(Angliam / Rōmam) dēfluō.
(Americam / Cīvitātem Vāticānam) dēfluō.
I’m (English / Roman)
I'm (American)
(Anglicus (m) / Anglica (f) / Rōmānus (m) / Rōmāna) sum.
(Americanus (m) / Americana (f) / Cīvis Vāticānus (m) / Cīvis Vāticāna (f) ) sum.
Where do you live? Ubī habitās?
I live in (England / Rome)
I live in (the U.S/ Vatican City)
In (Anglia / Rōma) habitō.
In (America / Cīvitāte Vāticāna) habitō.
Did you like it here? Hīc tibī placuitne?
Rome is a wonderful city.
Vatican City is a wonderful country
Rōma urbs mīrābilis est.
Cīvitās Vāticāna mīrābilis est.
What do you do for a living? Quid lavōrās quaestum facere?
I work as a (translator/ businessman) (Interpres / negōtiātor) sum.
I like Latin Mihī placet lingua latīna.
I've been learning Latin for 1 month Linguam lātinam mensem ūnum didicī.
Oh! That's good! Ōh! Hōc bonum est!
How old are you? Quotōs annōs habēs?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. (Vīgintī, trīgintā ...) annōs habeō.
I have to go Mihī abeundum est.
I will be right back! Cōnfestim reveniō!
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Fēlicitās!
Happy birthday! Beātum Diem Nātālem!
Happy new year! Annum Faustum!
Merry Christmas! Nātālem Hilarem!
Congratulations! Grātulātiō!
Enjoy! (for meals...) Ēsurī!
I'd like to visit Rome one day.
I'd like to visit Vatican City one day
Mihī libet ōlim Rōmam vīsere.
Mihī libet ōlim Cīvitātem Vāticānam vīsere.
Say hi to John for me Prō mē Iōannem salvēre iubē.
Bless you (when sneezing) Salūtā!
Good night and sweet dreams! Valē habēque somnia suāvēs!
Solving a Misunderstanding
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) Excūsā!
Sorry (for a mistake) Mē miseret!
No Problem! Quaesītiōnem nullam!
Can You Say It Again? Iterum dicere potes?
Can You Speak Slowly? Lentē dicere potes?
Write It Down Please! Id scrībe sīs!
I Don't Understand! Nōn intellegō!
I Don't Know! Ignōrō!
I Have No Idea. Nulla imāgō habeō.
What's That Called In Latin? Quōmodo Lātinē hōc dīcitur?
What Does "gato" Mean In English? Quid Anglicē "..." significāt?
How Do You Say "Please" In Latin? Quōmodo Lātinē "..." dīcitur?
What Is This? Quid hōc est?
My Latin is bad. Mea lingua latīna est mala.
I need to practice my Latin Mē oportet exercēre meam linguam latīnam.
Don't worry! Nōn sollicitāre!
Latin Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Bonum / malum / admodum bonum.
Big/ Small Māgnum / parvum
Today/ Now Hodiē / nunc
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Crās / herī
Yes/ No Ita / Nōn
Here you go! (when giving something) Eccillum!
Do you like it? Tibī placet?
I really like it! Mihī vērē placet!
I'm hungry/ thirsty. Ēsuriō / sitiō.
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Māne / vespere / noctū.
This/ That. Here/There Hōc / illud. Hīc / illīc.
Me/ You. Him/ Her. Ego / tū. Is / ea.
Really! Vērē!
Look! Aspice!
Hurry up! Properā!
What? Where? Quid? Ubi?
What time is it? Quota hōra est?
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Hōra decima est. Hōra septima minūta tricesima vespere est.
Give me this! Mihī hōc da!
I love you! Te amō!
I feel sick. Nauseō.
I need a doctor Opus est mihī medicō.
One, Two, Three ūnus, duo, trēs
( I, II, III )
Four, Five, Six quattuor, quīnque, sex
(IV, V, VI)
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten septem, octō, novem, decem
(VII, VIII, IX, X)

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