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Verify translations 13

Postby Boban » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:00 pm

1) Whole Greece has holded siege of one town for ten years.
Graecia tota decem annos unum oppidum obsedit.

2) Father has two sons and three daughters.
Patri est duos filios et tres filias.

3) In school library there are several (many) thousands of books.
In bibliotheca scholae plura millia librorum habes.
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Re: Verify translations 13

Postby modus.irrealis » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:47 pm

Boban wrote:2) Father has two sons and three daughters.
Patri est duos filios et tres filias.

You need the nominative case there: Patri sunt duo filii et tres filiae.

3) In school library there are several (many) thousands of books.
In bibliotheca scholae plura millia librorum habes.

I think more literal would be to use "sunt" instead of "habes" (and I believe that "esse" when it means "exist" tends to the front of the sentence).
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Re: Verify translations 13

Postby Boban » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:37 am

modus.irrealis wrote:
Boban wrote:2) Father has two sons and three daughters.
Patri est duos filios et tres filias.

You need the nominative case there: Patri sunt duo filii et tres filiae.

3) In school library there are several (many) thousands of books.
In bibliotheca scholae plura millia librorum habes.

I think more literal would be to use "sunt" instead of "habes" (and I believe that "esse" when it means "exist" tends to the front of the sentence).


2) I wasn't sure if it is nominative or accusative.
3) Can you write your sentence?
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Re: Verify translations 13

Postby modus.irrealis » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:55 pm

Boban wrote:3) Can you write your sentence?

I just meant something like: In bibliotheca scholae sunt plura milia librorum.
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