He taught her how to live. She taught him how to love.

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16:20 Nov 29, 2009
English to Latin translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: He taught her how to live. She taught him how to love.
If anyone could help me translate this correctly into latin language, I would really appreciate it.
Thank you very much!
DIESELgirl


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5Is eam quo modo vivat, ea eum quo modo amet docuit.
Joseph Brazauskas
4 +1docuit is artem vivendi, docuit ea artem amandi
Ivo Volt
4 +1Is docuit eam in vivendo. Ea docuit eum in amando.
Spindel


  

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he taught her how to live. she taught him how to love.
Is docuit eam in vivendo. Ea docuit eum in amando.


Explanation:
Docere sibi in aliqua re aut ad aliquam rem postulat.

Spindel
Russian Federation
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Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  Joseph Brazauskas: Elegant.
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he taught her how to live. she taught him how to love.
docuit is artem vivendi, docuit ea artem amandi


Explanation:
for is/ea, you could also use puer/puella (boy/girl)

Ivo Volt
Estonia
Local time: 19:17
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Native speaker of: Native in EstonianEstonian
PRO pts in category: 8

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agree  Joseph Brazauskas: Excellent. The genitive is more common than 'in' (or 'de')+ the ablative.
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
he taught her how to live. she taught him how to love.
Is eam quo modo vivat, ea eum quo modo amet docuit.


Explanation:
Or use 'qui' (adv. for 'quo modo'. Indirect questions require a subjunctive.

'Ille' and 'hic/haec' might be used here to avoid repetition of 'is'.

'Scire' + an infinitive expresses 'how to . . . '



Joseph Brazauskas
United States
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