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Handy Latin Phrases

Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.

It's not the heat, it's the humidity.

Revelare pecunia!

Show me the money!

Die dulci freure.

Have a nice day.

Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

I have a catapult. Give me all your money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head.

Noli me vocate, ego te vocabo.

Don't call me, I'll call you.

Fac ut vivas.

Get a life.

Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem!

Stand aside plebians! I am on imperial business!

Romani quidem artem amatoriam invenerunt.

You know, the Romans invented the art of love.

Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!

May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!

Utinam barbari spatioum proprium tuum invadant!

May barbarians invade your personal space!

Re vera, potas bene.

Say, you sure are drinking alot.

Canis meus id comedit.

My dog ate it.

Vescere bracis meis.

Eat my shorts.

Mater tua criceta fuit, et pater tuo redoluit bacarum sambucus.

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

Ut humiliter opinor

In my humble opinion

Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!

God, look at the time! My wife will kill me!

Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

Is that a scroll in your toga, or are you just happy to see me?

Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults.

Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum.

Garbage in, garbage out.

Credo nos in fluctu eodem esse.

I think we're on the same wavelength.

Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est.

The designated hitter rule has got to go.

Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

I can't hear you. I have a banana in my ear.

Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare.

I think some people in togas are plotting against me.

Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem.

In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags.

Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.

If Caesar were alive, you'd be chained to an oar.

Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.

I'm not interested in your dopey religious cult.

At a poetry reading: Nullo metro compositum est.

It doesn't rhyme.

Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.

I don't care. If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't a poem.

Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?

How do you get your hair to do that?

Feles mala! Cur cista non uteris? Stramentum novum in ea posui.

Bad kitty! Why don't you use the cat box? I put new litter in it.

At a barbeque: Animadvertistine, ubicumque stes, fumum recta in faciem ferri?

Ever noticed how wherever you stand, the smoke goes right into your face?

Neutiquam erro.

I am not lost.

Hocine bibo aut in eum digitos insero?

Do I drink this or stick my fingers in it?

Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur.

Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.

Borges sumus. Resistere inutile est.

We are the Borg. Resistance is futile.

Sona si latine loqueris.

Honk if you speak Latin.

Vacca Foeda!

Stupid Cow!

Re vera, cara mea, mea nil refert.

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Solum potestis prohibere ignes silvarum.

Only you can prevent forest fires.

Ita erat quando hic adveni.

It was that way when I got here.

Illiud Latine dici non potest.

You can't say that in Latin.

Nescio quid dicas.

I don't know what you're talking about.

Conlige suspectos semper habitos.

Round up the usual suspects.

Non quid nos autem quid notum.

It's not what you know, but who you know.


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