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"Quis pupas colligere vult?"

Translation:Who wants to collect dolls?

October 27, 2019



My thoughts exactly! Love the way he says it.


I keep writing would like for vult. Rather than wants. What would would like actually be?


You would use the subjunctive mood: velit. You will see this usage elsewhere in the course. For example, piscem salsum velim ("I would like the salty fish").


I recall someone commenting that, in ancient times, the subjunctive wasn't a sort of polite request like we say to someone today, they'd rather use the simple present tense to ask.

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