"Num urbs est?"

Translation:Surely it is not a city?

August 27, 2019



"Isn't this a city?" "Surely this is a city?"

I think these two options could potentially indicate an expected negative response.

August 29, 2019


"Isn't this a city?" suggests an expected positive response, to me. "This isn't a city, is it?" would expect a negative, but that may be too loose a translation for this sentence.

September 2, 2019


This is such an awkward way to speak in English. Would a loose translation be, "This can't be a city, can it?" or, "Don't tell me they call this a city!"

September 4, 2019
Learn Latin in just 5 minutes a day. For free.