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"Where is Italy?"

Translation:Ubi est Italia?

August 28, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

Italia in Europa est.


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

Beat me to it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SGuthrie0

"Semper ubi sub-ubi" was a phrase I learned in Latin, a long while ago. This sentence reminded me of it. (P.S., it's a play on words.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Isn't it "semper" in Latin and "siempre" in Spanish?

And yes, I think a lot of people have heard that dog Latin pun.


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

Man, i think the most confusing thing for me is how flexible Latin can be at times.


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

Can copular verbs be skipped sometimes? Or there are some exceptions sometimes?

If I say "Ubi Italia?" I guess it's really bad grammar?


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

When is "quo" used as "where"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Ubi = static location. Ubi es? Where are you?

Quo = motion toward. Quo vadis? Where are you going?

Unde = motion away. Unde venis? Where do you come from?


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

Whats the difference in Italy and Latium? Is the term Italy moderately recent, or is there a hard difference between Italy and Latium?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

There is a big difference between Italy and Latium. Italia is not a moderately recent term; since Roman times Italia has meant more or less the same as now (in a geographical sense). On the other hand, Latium is only a part of Italia: it is the region around Rome, between Etruria (Tuscany) and Campania.


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

Thank you so much! This is really cool.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

You're welcome, SkylerPolk.


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

No sound in the audio here


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Not all sentences have audio. Also, none of the discussion pages in the Latin module have audio. It's still in beta.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linda520387

Would "Ubi Italia est?" be also right?

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