Common Latin Sayings

Basic Phrases

salve! Greetings!

ecce! Behold!

satis! Enough!

eheu! Oh, no!

quis es tu? Who are you?

ego sum mercator. I am a businessman.

euge! Hurray!

hercle! By golly!

quid est? What is it?

vale. Goodbye.

ego tibi gratias maximas ago. Thanks a million!

placentne tibi? Do you like them?

tace! Shut up!

quid vis? What do you want?

audi! Listen up!

bene! Great!

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Common Sayings

requiescat in pace. Rest in peace.

cogito ergo sum. I think, therefore I am.

in vino veritas. There is truth in wine.

ab uno disce omnes. If you've seen one, you've seen them all.

ars longa, vita brevis. Art is long, life is short.

carpe diem! Seize the day!

de mortuis nil nisi bonum. Do not speak ill of the dead.

festina lente. Make haste slowly.

fortuna caeca est. Luck is blind.

omnia vincit amor. Love conquers all.

O tempora! O mores! Oh, what times we live in! Oh, what morals!

usus magister est optimus. Experience is the best teacher.