1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Latin
  4. >
  5. "Is the young man in Rome?"

"Is the young man in Rome?"

Translation:Estne iuvenis Romae?

September 3, 2019



There are two the same answers "estne iuvenis romae". I pressed on one of those "estne iuvenis romae" and it told me that the correct answe was "estne iuvenis romae"


One says "estne iuvenes romae". I made the same mistake.


Please, fill a bug report, they won't read it on the forum dedicated to the help between users.


Why isn't the word 'in' required? In romae


Because "Romae" is a lcoative, and you cannot use a preposition with the locative.

The locative is only for cities/towns, small islands, and a few words like domus, humus and rus.


Excuse me but why we say '' Estne iuvenis Romae " and not '' iuvenis Romae est''?



In questions, the verb usually comes first (except if there is a question-word).

Besides, the enclitic "-ne" is usually attached to the first word of the sentence if you are asking a yes-or-no question.


why can't you say "iuvenisne romae est?" then? it was counted as incorrect when i tried


I wrote the same - I'm also astonished why our solution is not accepted.


Why would "estne romae iuvenis" work? I thought that due to the inflective nature of latin that sentence structure is not as important as the case of a word?


Sentence structure is really important in Latin, as changing the word order changes the emphasis, and sometimes, the meaning.

Estne iuvenis Romae or Estne Romae iuvenis, should both work. Just report it if it's not accepted.
In one case you emphasise "in Rome", and in the other one, the subject.


in what case would you use estne instead of est. Is estne used when "is" is at the star of the sentence.

Learn Latin in just 5 minutes a day. For free.