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)

English Lingua Latina (Latin)
Welcome Salve
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 see Quantum 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 morning Quid agis mane?
Good evening Bonum Vesper!
Good night Bonam Noctem!
Goodbye Vale / Aveto (sg) Valete / Avetote (pl)
Good luck Bonam Fortunam!
Cheers/Good health! Bonam sanitatem! Bene tibi!
Have a nice day Die dulci fruimini
Bon appetit Bonum appetitionem!
Bon voyage Bonum cursum!
I don't understand Nullo intellego / Nescio
Please speak more slowly Sodes, loquere paulo lentius
Please say that again Dic iterum sivis / Iterum dicere potes?
Please write it down Sodes, 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 me Me excusa (sg) Me excusate (pl)
How much is this? Quanti constat?
Sorry Ignosce mihi!
Thank you

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 everything
Hic dominus/Haec Domina toto pendet
Would you like to
dance with me?
Mecum ballare vis?
I love you Te amo
Get well soon Convalescas ex aegroto mox
Leave me alone! Abi! (sg) Abite! (pl)
Adiuva! (sg) Adiuvate! (pl)
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 Easter Prospera Pascha sit
Happy Birthday Felix dies natalis / Felix sit natalis dies
One language
is never enough
Una lingua numquam satis est
My hovercraft
is full of eels

What!? Why this phrase?
Mea navis volitans anguillis plena est
Navis volitans mihi anguillis plena est

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