How to form simple sentences in Latin

How to form simple sentences in Latin

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Latin? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Latin lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Latin sentences easy.

Simple Latin sentences

In a typical sentence in Latin which uses the verb 'to be', the verb is placed at the end of the sentence. In the singular, the verb 'to be' is 'est'. In the plural, the verb 'to be' is 'sunt'.


Domus est nova.
The house is new.
Domus est parva.
The house is small.
Domus est vetus.
The house is old.
Domus est magna.
The house is big.
Domus est vacua.
The house is empty.
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The study of Classical Latin language and literature is part of the curriculum in schools and universities of many countries. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Latin would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Latin

Learn to get by in Latin with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Latin, introduce yourself in Latin and even hold a conversation in Latin after you have met someone.

Ventosum est.
It is windy.
Apricum est.
It is sunny.
Nubilum est.
It is cloudy.
It is snowing.
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Latin in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Latin learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Latin in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Latin.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Latin

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Hic liber est, Haec sella est and Haec ianua est (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Ianua magna est and Ianua parva est (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Ianuae magnae sunt and Ianuae parvae sunt (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Latin sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Latin. Give it a try yourself!

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