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What are Latin phrases? Examples and uses

It is important that you know the Latin voice overs because in any conversation or speech you can listen to them or even you use them without knowing what they mean and you say them just because you listen to them and you think they are well used.

Therefore there is nothing better that you keep reading and know exactly what they are, what they are and of course with some examples for your better understanding.

In fact, how many times have you said or heard roughly said, is it well said? Know that means?

Where do Latin phrases come from?

  1. The Latin voice overs They come from Latin, the language that was used in Europe until the seventeenth century within the scientific and cultural sphere.
  2. For this reason, some of the phrases are still used today in the scientific, medical, religious, technical and legal fields.

What are Latin phrases and examples?

  1. But you want to know What are Latin phrases and examples? They are set phrases or turns that are still preserved from Latin and are used in the written language or in the cult record.
  2. That is to say that they are words that derive from Latin and that are written without accent and in italics, but according to what is considered by the RAE they are simply linguistic loans.
  3. They are not cultisms, they are Latin and Greek voices that due to their habitual use are adapted to the Spanish language despite the fact that they maintain a morphology similar to the original.
  4. Examples of them are requiem, fruitful, ultimatum, digit or dogma, as you can see these words have an accent and are not written in italics.
  5. In contrast, Latin phrases respect the form but not the pronunciation and it is for this reason that mistakes are common and an example of this is a widely heard phrase that you probably used as a rough way, which means broadly and to which You should not put the preposition “a” before it, as it is written and said roughly.

Another common example with which you can make a mistake is on your own, as it is wrong to say or write on your own or on your own initiative.

Veni, vidi, vinci means I arrived, saw and was defeated, which is why it is incorrect to say come, vidi, vici.

What are and what are Latin phrases?

  1. You understand then What are and what are Latin phrases?, as they are Latin phrases that are used to prove the authorship of an author in calls, citations or footnotes and even at the end of a work or a chapter.
  2. They are useful to provide information about what the text has exposed, delve into the data that the text presented and provide additional material.
  3. For example idem or id. or bidem, ibid mean the same thing, so they are used when the previous source is repeated.
  4. Op. Cit. It is opus citatum, it means work cited. This is a phrase that you use when you mention an author again after other interspersed quotes. You will write the name and then the phrase.

What are the voiceovers?

¿What are the phrases?They are constructions made up of two or more words that with a single meaning make up a grammatical unit, that is to say that although a single term has meaning, as a whole they have another meaning.

Locutions are classified according to their grammatical function, for this reason there are verbal, interjective, noun, pronominal, prepositional, quantifying, conjunctive, adverbial and adjective.

  1. Adjectival conjunctions: they fulfill the function of an adjective. They are formed with a nominal group and a preposition, a comparative conjunction, by “as” as a comparative conjunction and a nominal group or a noun or two adjectives that is unite with a copulative coordination.

Example 01:

  1. In the case of I arrived safe and sound, it is an adjectival phrase formed by an adjective in copulative coordination.
  2. It is slow like a turtle, it is made up of “like” and a noun.
  3. Conjunctive phrases: they fulfill the function of the conjunction and you use them to hold the elements of the sentence together.

Example 02:

1. “So” I left the place because it was too late or

  1. “Despite” that I felt tired, I kept dancing.
  2. “As long as” they pay me more, I keep working.
  3. “Since” tomorrow I go on vacation today I leave work early.
  4. “Once” I’m done with the homework, I’m going to find you.
  5. Prepositional phrases: they fulfill the function of a preposition and are composed of one or more.

Example 03:

  1. “About” one hundred people died in the accident.
  2. Despite the fact that it is too late, I prefer to finish the project today.
  3. Right now I don’t have the job finished but “throughout the” day “it will be ready.
  4. You can come “around” 12 hours to pick up your order.
  5. The work is finished “thanks to” the collaboration of the whole group.
  6. The holidays were not as good as we thought “because of” the rain.
  7. We go on vacation “with” my best friends.
  8. The budget must be reviewed “with a view to” the next legislative sessions.
  9. “Far from” thinking the whole group focused his concern on himself.
  10. Adverbial phrases: they fulfill the function of an adverb, therefore they modify and express the particularity of the verbal action. They are formed with a preposition and noun, adverb or adjective.

Example 04:

  1. He was fortunate to rank “above” his biggest competitor.
  2. Finally I left him “in the queue” and went to do something else because there were a lot of people.
  3. You can find it “next to” the bathroom.
  4. We were working for many hours and “in the end” we decided to deliver it.
  5. The actions ended as I did not expect at the end of the day, “really” it was a bad day.
  6. They will always see me with my head “high” even if I have not made a profit.
  7. Can you bring it closer? I prefer to see it “up close”
  8. Finally Mario was “behind” Juan and then Juan fulfilled his dream of being “ahead of” Mario.
  9. Verbal phrases: they are formed by two or more words whose meaning has nothing to do with how the parts are combined:

Example 05:

  1. I like to “like” people.
  2. After bad weather I finally “fell ill”
  3. The pronominal phrases: replace pronouns.

For example 06:

When the work is in a team, “each one” will take care of what corresponds to him, “myself” will do the research work and the rest you can do “yourself and ultimately we will finish the work” ourselves.

  1. Interjective phrases: they fulfill the function of the interjection.

For example:

  1. I forgot that I have an exam tomorrow, damn it! My memory.
  2. Tomorrow my son will have his birthday. Don’t tell me!
  3. Did you see how that car was destroyed after the crash? OMG!
  4. The quantifying or intensifying phrases: intensify the expression of the sentence.

For example:

  1. I told him “an infinity” of times that he cannot go out when he wants and he continues to do so.
  2. Are you “really” telling me that you are getting married this year?
  3. I take “endless” books to read with me for the holidays.

What do you mean roughly?

You know What do you mean roughly?Well, this is one of the Latin phrases that you probably listen to and use the most, but do you know what does it mean? It means roughly, approximately or without going into detail.

It is made up of the words grossus, thick and well and since it was not adapted to Spanish, it maintains its original Latin spelling and you will write it in quotation marks or in italics.

You will never put a preposition before it, that is, you will not write roughly or roughly because you will be incurring a lack of syntax, then the correct thing is for example:

  1. The teacher roughly indicated all the guidelines for the exam.
  2. Can you tell me roughly how they treated you in the interview?