Question by  Tamiera (19)

What are some tips in translating from Latin to English?

I need some of the basic words that will help me to translate a section of text.


Answer by  Phil97 (569)

Latin translation can be very tricky if a person does not understand Latin grammar. Every beginning Latin translator should find the verb in the sentence because it will tell the translator to bits of information: what you should look for as a subject and direct object. WIth that information, putting together a sentence will be easier.


Answer by  Sting1 (686)

Translating from Latin to English is not easy. The grammar is extremely different, so you both need to have a solid knowledge of grammar, and a dictionary to find words.


Answer by  Cristina (339)

First of all, get a very good translation dictionary. Then you'll have to know Latin grammar, because a word (verb or not) takes a different form when it refers to being the subject, the recipient or a specific person in the phrase. Learn also a Latin derived language, like Portuguese.

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