Don't let the bastards grind you down

Latin translation: Nolite illegitimis vos carborundum

03:36 Aug 30, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Don't let the bastards grind you down
It was a phrase I used to have a latin translation for on my wall - Its something like
Nil illigitimae .... sub corundum
Zoe Janes
Latin translation:Nolite illegitimis vos carborundum
Explanation:
from memory.
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JabTrad
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Local time: 03:56
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i DON'T THINK THIS THE EXACT PHRASE THAT i USED TO HAVE - BUT i DON'T DOUBT IT IS GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT (WHICH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE CASE !)

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naignobilum noli patere contritio
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naNolite illegitimis vos carborundum
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Nolite illegitimis vos carborundum


Explanation:
from memory.

JabTrad
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
i DON'T THINK THIS THE EXACT PHRASE THAT i USED TO HAVE - BUT i DON'T DOUBT IT IS GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT (WHICH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE CASE !)
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29 mins
ignobilum noli patere contritio


Explanation:
Hi Zoe,
I was unable to reconstruct your original sentence, but here is my proposal.
Ignobilis means of low birth, humble
(genitive plural)
noli = don't
patere = suffer, let, allow
contritio = literally wear you down

hope it helps

paola l m


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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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Don't doubt its correct - but not phrase I was looking for
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Comment: Don't doubt its correct - but not phrase I was looking for



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