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Latin translation: carpe diem

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07:24 Apr 4, 2008
English to Latin translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
English term or phrase: seize your day
is 'your' in Latin simply like 'te' hence to make the phrase - 'carpe diem' = seize the day to possibly 'carpe te diem' = seize your day?
Lara
Latin translation:carpe diem
Explanation:
You don't really need "your" in Latin. Adding "teum" will mean "yourS", I don't think it's needed.
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Kirill Semenov
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3 +3carpe diem
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carpe diem


Explanation:
You don't really need "your" in Latin. Adding "teum" will mean "yourS", I don't think it's needed.

Kirill Semenov
Ukraine
Local time: 12:43
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agree  BrigitteHilgner: Quite right - it would look rather odd.
12 mins
  -> I suppose, any literal approach doesn't work here. In English we say "oper your eyes", but in many other languages "your" is always omitted, it's extra.

agree  Krisztina Lelik: exactly
17 mins

agree  Joseph Brazauskas: I agree as well. 'Tuum' or 'vestrum' would ordinarily be added only for emphasis or to distinguish a day as peculiarly 'your own' instead of someone else's.
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