Just Breathe

10:20 Oct 17, 2019
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Latin term or phrase: Just Breathe
Just wondering if it's possible to translate 'Just breathe' into latin and what the result would be.


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4 +1Spira modo / Quin spiras
Manie van den Heever
4spira tantum
Lewis Richard White Jr

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spira tantum

On the model of the Vulgate's "crede tantum" (Luke 8:50)

Lewis Richard White Jr
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Spira modo / Quin spiras

An alternative, based on e.g. Plautus', "St, tace; ausculta modo!" ("Hush, be quiet! Just listen!").
Another option could be "Quin spiras", as in Terentius, "Quin taces!" ("Just keep quiet!").

Manie van den Heever
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Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans, Native in EnglishEnglish

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