1. The WordReference Forums have moved to new forum software. (Details)

you must learn to live, not only exist

Discussion in 'Lingua Latina (Latin)' started by Lime, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Lime New Member

    Norwegian
    Hi everyone!
    I would like to learn how to write the following words in latin; ''you must learn to live, not only exist / learn to live, not only exist''. ( - I didn't read it in a newspaper or heard it in a movie. It was said to me by a dear friend of mine a few years ago. And I've been living life since. )
    Someone told me that the translation is; ''vivere discant, non iutus existere'', but he/she also told me that ''vivere'' = ''living'' and ''existere'' = ''existing'', so the grammar is wrong...
    Could someone help me, please? :)
     
  2. Mezzofanti Senior Member

    Near Bordeaux, France
    Native speaker of pukka UK English
    Well, my suggestion would be "esse non sufficit, vivere oportet". That is a latinization of the idea rather than a word for word translation.
     
  3. Lime New Member

    Norwegian
    Aha! Thank you very much! :)
     

Share This Page