Latin Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Latin. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Latin.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Latin conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Latin
I speak English
loquor anglice Audio
you speak French
gallice loqueris Audio
he speaks German
loquitur germanice Audio
she speaks Italian
loquitur italice Audio
we speak Arabic
loquimur arabice Audio
they speak Chinese
loquuntur sinice Audio

The past tense in Latin conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Latin
I visited France
galliam visitavi Audio
you visited Italy
visitastis italiam Audio
he visited Morocco
ille mauritaniam visitavit Audio
she visited China
illa sinas visitavit Audio
we visited Mexico
mexicum visitavimus Audio
they visited Kenya
keniam visitaverunt Audio

The future tense in Latin conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Latin
I will drink milk
bibam lac Audio
you will drink coffee
coffeum bibes Audio
he will drink tea
ille theam bibet Audio
she will drink water
illa aquam bibet Audio
we will drink apple juice
sucum pomarium bibemus Audio
they will drink tea
theam bibent Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
auris
eye
eye Audio
oculus
mouth
mouth Audio
os
nose
nose Audio
nasus
hair
hair Audio
crines
face
face Audio
vultus
head
head Audio
caput, capitis
heart
heart Audio
pectus, pectoris
hand
hand Audio
manus
fingers
fingers Audio
digiti
leg
leg Audio
crus
feet
feet Audio
pedes

Travel Phrases in Latin

Imagine yourself in some Latin speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Latin
Can you help me?
potesne adiuvare me? Audio
Can I help you?
possumne adiuvare vos? Audio
Where is the airport?
ubi est aeroportus? Audio
Go straight
i recte Audio
Then
tum Audio
Turn left
verte in laevum Audio
Turn right
verte in dextram Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Latin was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Latin Vocabulary   Latin Vocabulary

Latin Audio   Latin Audio



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