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:
|I speak English||loquor anglice|
|you speak French||gallice loqueris|
|he speaks German||loquitur germanice|
|she speaks Italian||loquitur italice|
|we speak Arabic||loquimur arabice|
|they speak Chinese||loquuntur sinice|
The past tense in Latin conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:
|I visited France||galliam visitavi|
|you visited Italy||visitastis italiam|
|he visited Morocco||ille mauritaniam visitavit|
|she visited China||illa sinas visitavit|
|we visited Mexico||mexicum visitavimus|
|they visited Kenya||keniam visitaverunt|
The future tense in Latin conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:
|I will drink milk||bibam lac|
|you will drink coffee||coffeum bibes|
|he will drink tea||ille theam bibet|
|she will drink water||illa aquam bibet|
|we will drink apple juice||sucum pomarium bibemus|
|they will drink tea||theam bibent|
Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.
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!
|Can you help me?||potesne adiuvare me?|
|Can I help you?||possumne adiuvare vos?|
|Where is the airport?||ubi est aeroportus?|
|Go straight||i recte|
|Turn left||verte in laevum|
|Turn right||verte in dextram|
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.
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