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18:43 May 29, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: live today befor u live tomorrow
this is for school to make a mottoe to put on a Heraldry Sheild.

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naVive hodie antequam cras vivas.Wigtil
naVive hoy antes de vivir mañanaCarolina R



1 hr
Vive hoy antes de vivir mañana

This is the literal traslation, but you can also say:
"Vive el presente antes de vivir el mañana" The literal traslation to this is:
Live the present before you live tomorrow (=the future).
This is a little more poetic.
Linguistic and Literature studies

Carolina R
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16 hrs
Vive hodie antequam cras vivas.

The answer from Carolina R. is in SPANISH (a very modern form of Latin), not in ancient Latin, as from Cicero or Caesar.

IN LATIN: "Vive hodie antequam cras vivas."

Be sure to get the Latin spellings right; misspellings in a foreign language might produce text that is terribly embarrassing or rude. I warn you about this because the spelling of your English sentences displays four errors in a mere twenty words, not counting your mistakes in capitalization and punctuation!

VIVE: "live!", imperative (command) form of VIVO, VIVERE ("to live")

HODIE: "today"

ANTEQUAM: "before"

CRAS: "tomorrow"

VIVAS: "you live", subjunctive form (present tense) of VIVO, VIVERE...please note that, contrary to the English rules, you do not need a separate word meaning "you" -- it is clear from the Latin grammar of the verb ending, without any extra word.

Latin word order is highly flexible. Alternative word sequences might include:
- Vive hodie antequam vivas cras.
- Hodie vive antequam cras vivas.
- Hodie vive antequam vivas cras.

    Ph. D. in ancient Greek, college instructor of Latin, Greek, and other languages.
PRO pts in pair: 11
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