How Many of These Latin Phrases Do You Know?


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They say Latin is a dead language, but is it?

While it may not be used commonly anymore, studying Latin has its benefits. Knowing Latin root words can help you decipher the meaning of an unknown word, many legal and scientific terms have Latin origins, and a good amount of words and phrases we use today are actually Latin.

Besides its use in everyday life, Latin is a look into history, culture, and the general study of languages. For the aspiring linguist, anthropologist, or historian, studying Latin is integral in these respective fields.

However, you don’t have to have a master’s degree to know some of the most common Latin phrases. Some of them are still useful to know in this age of autocorrect and text abbreviations. You may actually recognize more of these words than you think.

How many common Latin phrases do you know? Take this quiz to find out!