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Latin translation: nullo pretio

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English term or phrase:free
Latin translation:nullo pretio
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13:05 May 9, 2002
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: because it is free
because it is free
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quia liberum est. quia libertum est. quia nullo pretio habetur.
Explanation:
quia liberum est. "...because it has (NEVER BEEN ENSLAVED)."

quia libertum est. "...because it has (BEEN LIBERATED)."

quia nullo pretio habetur. "...because it is (AVAILABLE AT NO COST)."

The less information you offer, the poorer the translation will be. For instance, as Chris Rowson already noted, your sentence offers no context to differentiate between the two Engish meanings of "free". Furthermore, ancient Roman society was quite insistent on differentiating the status of "freed" (formerly slave) from "free" (never previously enslaved).

Your sentence also leaves open the question of what "it" means. If it refers to a free or freed horse, for example, then you would have to use a grammatically masculine form: "quia liber est/quia libertus est." But if a bird, then, "quia libera est/quia liberta est."
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David Wigtil
United States
Local time: 07:29
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When asked why so many people visit miltary hospitals, someone commented "Because it's free". Military health benefits are free to it's members and dependants. This is the context of how I will use the phrase. I will put this phrase on a military challange coin in latin. Thanks for the help, I will look forward to your reply.
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5quia liberum est. quia libertum est. quia nullo pretio habetur.
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quia liberum est. quia libertum est. quia nullo pretio habetur.


Explanation:
quia liberum est. "...because it has (NEVER BEEN ENSLAVED)."

quia libertum est. "...because it has (BEEN LIBERATED)."

quia nullo pretio habetur. "...because it is (AVAILABLE AT NO COST)."

The less information you offer, the poorer the translation will be. For instance, as Chris Rowson already noted, your sentence offers no context to differentiate between the two Engish meanings of "free". Furthermore, ancient Roman society was quite insistent on differentiating the status of "freed" (formerly slave) from "free" (never previously enslaved).

Your sentence also leaves open the question of what "it" means. If it refers to a free or freed horse, for example, then you would have to use a grammatically masculine form: "quia liber est/quia libertus est." But if a bird, then, "quia libera est/quia liberta est."


David Wigtil
United States
Local time: 07:29
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 60
Grading comment
When asked why so many people visit miltary hospitals, someone commented "Because it's free". Military health benefits are free to it's members and dependants. This is the context of how I will use the phrase. I will put this phrase on a military challange coin in latin. Thanks for the help, I will look forward to your reply.
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