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Common Latin Words and Phrases

This page contains many important words and phrases for Latin language students. Here you will find the most basic Latin language phrases which can help kickstart your Latin vocabulary.

On this page you will learn key phrases like how to say who, what, when, where, why in Latin, and how to say hello.

Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of common words and phrases from English to Latin.

Latin to English Key Words:

Salve ➔ Hello

Quid agis? ➔ How are you?

Quod nomen tibi est? ➔ What is your name?

Meum nomen est (name) ➔ My name is (name)

Tu loqueris Anglice? ➔ Do you speak English?

Amicus ➔ Friend

Amici ➔ Friends

Mehi amicus ➔ My friend

Mehi amici ➔ My friends

Qui ➔ Who

Quid est ➔ What

Cum ➔ When

Ubi ➔ Where

Quod ➔ Why

*List of Latin key words last updated: March 7, 2018.

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As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Latin and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Latin myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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