Latin/Objects Lesson 2

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We continue with names for common objects. As with last lesson, we list acceptable alternates alongside.

New Vocabulary[edit]

Latin English Audio (Classical) Notes
autobirota, ae
motobirota, ae
motorcycle
charta, ae paper, sheet of paper
cista, ae
capsa, ae
box We already know arca, ae, which usually refers to a chest or large box for storage
cithara, ae guitar, lute, lyre
claviatura, ae
plectrologium, ī 
keyboard of a computer, etc.
fabrica, ae workshop, factory
rota, ae wheel
violīna, ae violin
catillus, i
patella, ae
a small dish  lavāre catillōs to wash the dishes  
clāvīchordium, ī
clavile, is (n.)
piano Or other keyboard instrument.
vehiculum, ī  vehicle
chartāceus, a, um made of paper
lavō, 1 wash, clean
canō, canere, cecinī, cantus, 3 make music, play an instrument, sing Used with ablative.

New Sentences[edit]

Latin English Notes
Charta alba est. Paper is white.
Habēsne chartam? Do you have paper?
Cista chartae in mēnsā est. The box of paper is on the table.
Lucia cistam pirōrum emit. Lucia buys a box of pears.
Est catillus fabārum. It is a dish of beans.  
Fabae in catillo sunt. The beans are in the dish.
Gāius catillos lavat. Gaius washes the dishes.
Holera lavāmus ante edimus. We wash the vegetables before we eat.
Catillōs chartaceōs (patellās chartaceās) habēmus. We have paper plates.
Haec raeda est vehiculum meum. This car is my vehicle.
Raeda tua rotās atrās habet. Your car has black wheels.
Multa vehicula in viīs hodiē sunt. Many vehicles are on the roads today.
Nostra familia tribus vehiculis eget. Our family needs three vehicles.
Autōbirota tua nova est. Your motorcycle is new.
Illa fabrica autōbirotās facit. That factory makes motorcycles.
Paula in fabricā labōrat. Paula works in a factory.
Claviatura computātri ejus est. It is the keyboard of his computer.
Violīna est mātris meae. It is my mother’s violin.
Mārcus violīnā canit. Marcus plays the violin.
Citharā canō. I play the guitar.
Clāvīchordium nostrum grave est. Our piano is heavy.
Discipulī clāvīchordiō canunt. The students play the piano.
Arma virumque canō... I sing of arms and a man... famous opening line of Virgil’s epic, the Aeneid - notice that it uses the accusative

Practice[edit]

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this lesson. We will be getting into verbs again next time. Valēte et bonam fortūnam!