one life, live it.

08:57 Jan 29, 2010
English to Latin translations [PRO]
Philosophy
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!


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

ipv
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Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in BosnianBosnian

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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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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Una vita; vive.


Explanation:
'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!"

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Note added at 6 hrs (2010-01-29 15:43:37 GMT)
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Where 'vivamus', though a hortatory subjunctive, is equivilent to an imperative.

Joseph Brazauskas
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agree  Ivo Volt
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