one life, live it.

08:57 Jan 29, 2010
English to Latin translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: one life, live it.
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Stefan Gudmundsson

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5 +1Una vita; vive.
Joseph Brazauskas
2 +1una vita-age eam!



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una vita-age eam!

i believe this is correct. or you can use just: "carpe diem"- is the same

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agree  Joseph Brazauskas: It's possible, if one takes 'age' in the sense of 'go to it, do it!'.
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Una vita; vive.

'Vivere' ('to live') is usually intransitive, though it's commonly used transitively if it takes an internal accusative as object. So for 'live it' one could translate 'vive eam', but I use the imperative alone here in the pregnant sense of 'live well, live life to the fullest, enjoy life', as in Catullus' famous verse (5.1) "Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus!"

Note added at 6 hrs (2010-01-29 15:43:37 GMT)

Where 'vivamus', though a hortatory subjunctive, is equivilent to an imperative.

Joseph Brazauskas
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agree  Ivo Volt
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