Latin phrases and words for the classroom.

 

By using basic classroom phrases, vocabulary, questions, and commands in Latin, students and teachers can easily begin to use Latin as the language of communication.

 


Greetings, etc:

salvē magister/magistra (hello, teacher)

salvē. bonum matutinum  (hello, good morning)

quōmodo tē habes? / ut vales? (how are you?)

bene, grātiās.  (fine, thank you)

male (bad)

plus minusve bene (okay)

valē / valēte. bonum diem  (goodbye. have a nice day)

 

The basics of class discussion:

ita, sīc (yes)

minimē, non  (no)

quōmodo dīcitur Latīne...?   (how do you say___in Latin?)

quid significat?    (what does it mean?)

intellegisne / intellegitisne? (do you understand?)

intellego  (I understand)

nōn intellegō  (I do not understand)

repete, quaesō  (repeat, please.)

dā mihi____, quaesō  (please give me a _____)

adsum  (I am present)

abest  (he/she is absent)

nōn habeo librum/stilum  (I do not have a book/pen)

aperīte librōs ad pāginam _ (open your books to page _)

quā paginā?  (what page?)

claude/claudite librōs (close your books)

carpe/carpite librōs (get out your books)

 

LetŐs not forgetÉ

licetne mihi ad latrīnam ire?  (May I go to the bathroom?)

cras erit probātiō (tomorrow there will be a test)

nōlō probātiōnem facere (I donŐt want to take a test)

 

Comprehension Questions

quōmodo sē habet?  (how does he/she feel?)

quid accidit in narratiōne? (what is happening in the story?)

quō casū (in what case?)

Quae sunt personae? (who are the characters?)

Placetne tibi? (does it please you? i.e. do you like it?)

quō it/eunt? (where is he/are they going)

cūr? (why?)

Quid agit / agunt? (what is he/she / are they doing?)

quid significat Anglice? What does it mean in English?)

Descrībē Latīnē (describe it in Latin)

quod est verbum temporale? (what is the verb?)

 

 

grammatical and textbook terms:

vocābulum (word)

verbum temporale (verb)

nōmen (noun)

ablātīvus

accūsātīvus

datīvus

genetīvus

locātīvus

dēclīnātiō

singulāris / plūrālis

actīvum / passīvum

dēpōnēns (deponent)

prīma, secunda, tertia persōna

masculīnum

fēminīnum

neutrum

indicatīvus

īnfīnītīvus

coniūnctīvus (subjunctive)

imperātīvus

participium (participle)

tempus (tense)

praesēns

imperfectum

perfectum

plus quam perfectum (pluperfect)

futūrum

adiectīvum

adverbium

prōnōmen

praepositiō

comparatīvus

superlātīvus

pāgina

capītulum (chapter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

compiled by John Piazza from various sources.

www.johnpiazza.net