Useful Latin phrases

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Useful Latin phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Latin. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person)

EnglishLingua Latina (Latin)
WelcomeSalve
Hello Heus (inf) Ave / Salve (sg) Salvete (pl)
How are you?

I'm fine
Quomodo vales? Quid agis? (sg) Quid agitis? (pl)
Quid res tecum sunt? Esne salvus/salva?
Valeo (sg) Valemus (pl)
Long time no seeQuantum tempus!
What's your name?
My name is ...
Quid est nomen tibi?
Nomen mihi est...
Where are you from?
I'm a ...
Unde es?
... sum
Pleased to meet you Libens sum / Mihi placet / Placet
Good morningQuid agis mane?
Good eveningBonum Vesper!
Good nightBonam Noctem!
Goodbye Vale / Aveto (sg) Valete / Avetote (pl)
Good luckBonam Fortunam!
Cheers/Good health! Bonam sanitatem! Bene tibi!
Have a nice dayDie dulci fruimini
Bon appetitBonum appetitionem!
Bon voyageBonum cursum!
I don't understand Nullo intellego / Nescio
Please speak more slowlySodes, loquere paulo lentius
Please say that again Dic iterum sivis / Iterum dicere potes?
Please write it downSodes, id scribes?
Do you speak Latin?
Yes, I speak a little Latin
Loquerisne Latine? Loquerisne linguam latinam?
Sic, paululum linguae Latinae dico
How do you say ...
in Latin?
Quomodo ... Latine dicas?
Excuse meMe excusa (sg) Me excusate (pl)
How much is this?Quanti constat?
SorryIgnosce mihi!
Thank you

Response
Gratias tibi ago (inf) Gratias vobis ago (frm/pl)
Multas gratias vobis ago
Precare (sg) Precamini (pl)
Where's the toilet? Ubi sunt latrinae? Ubi sunt loca secreta?
Ubi est conclave necessarium? Ubi est balneum?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everythingHic dominus/Haec Domina toto pendet
Would you like to dance with me?Mecum ballare vis?
I love youTe amo
Get well soonConvalescas ex aegroto mox
Leave me alone!Abi! (sg) Abite! (pl)
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Adiuva! (sg) Adiuvate! (pl)
Ignis!
Siste! (sg) Sistete! (pl)
Call the police!Denuntiatores voca! (sg) Denuntiatores vocate! (pl)
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Natale hilare et annum faustum
Happy EasterProspera Pascha sit
Happy Birthday Felix dies natalis / Felix sit natalis dies
One language is never enoughUna lingua numquam satis est
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Mea navis volitans anguillis plena est
Navis volitans mihi anguillis plena est

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