Tips for Learning & Translating Latin
The ancient language of Latin is an oft-studied course in high school for those hoping to pursue future careers in medicine, law, history, science, anthropology, philosophy and more. While many English words have Latin roots, the language itself can be quite tricky to learn, as anyone who remembers memorizing "sum, es, est" can attest to! For help with those tricky Latin verbs, noun declension, and other Latin grammar homework, turn to Bright Hub Education’s large repository of study guides, translation techniques, memorization tips, vocabulary cheat sheets and more, all designed to help you master this fascinating “dead” language that is still being used today.
- Latin Lesson Plans for All Occasions
Latin language learners fall in love with the sound of this antique idiom. They stick with it because its grammatical setup follows common logic, and structural exceptions are few and far between. Find lesson plans will help young adult or mature students learn Latin.
- Latin Sentence Formation: The Ablative Absolute
Learn how to form and use the ablative absolute in Latin. Includes a review of how to form ablative case.
- A Primer on Translating Latin Words into English
Learning a new language requires an examination of words in both the learner’s native tongue and the foreign language. Properly translating words requires an understanding of words in three ways.
- An Introduction to Latin Passive Voice Verbs
Both Latin and English employ the passive voice to indicate the relationship between a verb and its subject. Latin indicates the passive voice of a verb through inflection. Learn the basics of Latin's passive voice verbs.
- Learn How to Form Third Declension Latin Nouns
The third declension of Latin follows the same rules as the previous two. However, third declension nouns have irregular nominative singular forms. Learn how to form Latin nouns of the third declension.
- A Review of the Rosetta Stone Version 3 Latin Levels 1, 2, and 3
Rosetta Stone’s Latin language software version 3 was recently released and now includes all three levels of language learning, just like the company’s other language offerings. Learn whether this language software is the Latin program for you.
- Learn to Translate Latin Legal Terms: 'Compos Mentis' and 'Ceteris Paribus'
Learn how to translate compos mentis and ceteris paribus from Latin to English. These two legal terms are dissected to explore the Latin grammar at play in these modern phrases.
- Translating Famous Mottos from Latin to English: The United States Marine Corps, Harvard University, and Princeton University
Unlike phrases, translating mottos from Latin to English often requires more leeway in understanding the meaning behind literal translations. Artistic license is used at times. Not for Marines! Learn about Semper Fi; remember November 10, 2009 was the 234th year anniversary of the US Marine Corps.
- Translating Latin Phrases Found on the United States One Dollar Bill
There are three Latin phrases found on the U.S. One dollar bill. Translating these phrases is an exercise in good Latin grammar, and lets everyone else learn what they mean.