Basic Latin

Learning Latin

Learning Latin

Latin may not be a commonly spoken language but its roots, prefixes and suffixes constitute 60 percent of all English words, and many of its terms are still used in philosophy, medicine, biology, religion, government and law. Latin’s online presence is also alive and well. Use the Learning Latin Web Guide to take advantage of the literacy-building attributes of Latin, to better understand the use of Latin in daily life and to find valuable resources for educators.

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Basic Latin

Learning Latin can help you improve your English and give you a strong foundation in language acquisition that will in turn help you learn French, Italian, Romanian and other languages. Basic Latin can get you started and provide a strong foundation for beginners.

Insights for Basic Latin

  • There are a number of free translation sites on the Web but these are best for translating single words or very short phrases, not full texts.
  • Many of the sites included below are personal sites run by Latin teachers or enthusiasts. These sites’ accurate and helpful information compensates for what some of them lack in design.

Top Sites for Basic Latin

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