Useful Latin phrases with handy English translations
Nescio quid dicas I don't know what you're talking about
Nemo hic adest illius nominis There is no one here by that name
Ita erat quando hic adveni. It was that way when I got here
Nihil declaro I have nothing to declare
Raptus regaliter Royally screwed
Ut si! As if!
Vescere bracis meis Eat my shorts
Noli me vocate. Ego te vocabo. Don't call me. I'll call you.
Fac ut vivas Get a life
Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem Stand aside, little people! I am here on official business
Utinam barbari spatioum proprium tuum invadant May barbarians invade your personal space
Quo signo nata es? What's your sign?
Romani quidem artem amatoriam invenerunt... You know, the Romans invented the art of love...
Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure. I can't hear you. I have a banana in my ear.
Unitam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy
Cogito ergo sum I think, therefore I am
Cogito ergo doleo I think, therefore I am depressed
Senito aliquos togatos contra me conspirare I think some people in togas are plotting against me
Vah! Denuone latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur. Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.
Nihili est - in vita priore ego imperator romanus fui That's nothing; in a previous life I was a Roman Emperor
Perscriptio in manibus tabellariorum est The check is in the mail
Sona si latine loqueris Honk if you speak Latin
Balaenae nobis conservandae sunt Save the whales
Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas habebunt When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults
Sic hoc adfixum in obice legere potes, et liberaliter educatus et nimis propinquus ades If you can read this bumper sticker, you are both very well educated, and much too close
Quid agis, medice? What's up, Doc?
Dic mihi solum facta, domina Just the facts, ma'am
Re vera, cara mea, mea nil refert Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn
Fac ut gaudeam Make my day
Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem! The devil made me do it!
Conlige suspectos semper habitos Round up the usual suspects
Names and Titles Translations of the names of some famous bands and television shows.
Cimictus The Beatles
Inlecebrae The Temptations
Lapides provolventes The Rolling Stones
Ille quis The Who
Mortui grati The Grateful Dead
Simitatores The Monkees
Pueri litoris The Beach Boys
Insula gilliganis Gilligan's Island
Zona crepusculi The Twilight Zone
Opus: quod fiere non potest Mission: Impossible
Dies felices Happy Days
Navis amoris The Love Boat
Iuvenes inquietesque The Young and the Restless
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