"Salve!"

Translation:Hello!

August 28, 2019

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leandro_lhi

I'd appreciate a explanation of the difference between Salve and Salvete


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

Salve is for greeting a single person, and salvete is for a group.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Quidam_Homo

You say "salve" to one person, and "salvete" to more than one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fiorenza.m2

La pronuncia ha l'accento inglese e non mi pare corretto. Per pronunciare correttamente il latino ci vorrebbe uno speaker italiano. C'è qualcuno d'accordo con me?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

No, non sono d'accordo. Questo è latino, non italiano.

This is the Classical pronunciation and both speakers used do a good job.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

Italian pronunciation is closer from ecclesiastical pronunciation, I think.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Infuzibil

You are right. Either an Italian or Romanian speaker would do a much better job. But...you don't look a gifted horse in the teeth.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

One of the narrators is Italian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatalinVilae

Si cierto! I am Romanian and this American pronunciation makes me so angry! We need Italians or Romanians who know proper Latin. Ciao amico!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SanderijnG

Please note that Salve(te) can also be used to say "goodbye".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

Like in descend language: French. "Salut".

You meet someone: Salut les amis!

You leave someone: Allez, salut! Je m'en vais.

The usual meaning is "salut" to say "hello", I think it's the same in Latin.
Clearly an inherited "behaviour" of the word, from Latin to a descend language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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You can also use 'salve' in Italian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrunoHammer

Fun fact: In Brazil we say hello saying "Salve!" (as well, there are actually many forms to greet people)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/acastilloflores

Dios te salve María.

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