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Too many men, not enough time

Latin translation: nimii homines, parum diu

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English term or phrase:Too many men, not enough time
Latin translation:nimii homines, parum diu
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20:30 Mar 7, 2002
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Too many men, not enough time
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Sarah
nimii homines, parum diu
Explanation:
Dear Sarah,

that's how I would put it in idiomatic Latin.

Nimii: too many
Homines: men

Parum: Not enough, such a short...
Diu: Day (but in this set construction, "parum diu", it means time).

The expression "parum diu" to say "not much time" is very idiomatic in Latin.

Hope it helps!

Flavio
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flaviofbg
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Local time: 14:28
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A wonderful explanation and break down! More than I could have possibly asked for.
Thank You!!
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nimii homines, parum diu


Explanation:
Dear Sarah,

that's how I would put it in idiomatic Latin.

Nimii: too many
Homines: men

Parum: Not enough, such a short...
Diu: Day (but in this set construction, "parum diu", it means time).

The expression "parum diu" to say "not much time" is very idiomatic in Latin.

Hope it helps!

Flavio


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flaviofbg
Spain
Local time: 14:28
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 190
Grading comment
A wonderful explanation and break down! More than I could have possibly asked for.
Thank You!!
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