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17:09 May 9, 2002
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: be ready
researching family history including coat of arms and family crest. be ready is our family motto and i'd like to know it in latin as well as english
jeff lawrence

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5 +1Paratus esto. Parata esto. [And many others...]
David Wigtil
5paratus sit



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paratus sit

Be ready: paratus sit.

Hope it helps :)


Note added at 2002-05-10 20:26:04 (GMT)

Indeed... \"paratus sit\" would be \"let HIM be ready\" and \"parata sit\", \"let HER be ready\"...

(Paratus for masculine, parata for feminine)

    Disctinction in Latin
Local time: 04:34
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 190

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neutral  Antoinette Verburg: Hi Flavio, why 3rd person (sit)?
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Paratus esto. Parata esto. [And many others...]

Paratus esto. Parata esto. Parati este. Paratae este. [And others...]

You have offered no context. Latin grammar requires the expression of the gender (masculine or feminine) and the number (singular or plural) of the subject...which in English is not even expressed!

The command "be!" can be expressed with the grammatical imperative or the grammatical subjunctive, so there are several more options besides what I've shown here.

David Wigtil
United States
Local time: 22:34
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 60

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