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"You can fill the bathtubs."

Translation:Labra implere potes.

November 16, 2019



Lābra Lābrum bathing tub, bathtub, basin, bowl, A bath, bathing place • Contraction from Lavābrum (“bathing tub”), from Lavō (“to wash, bathe”) +‎ -brum instrument, vessel, place.

Labra Labrum lip, edge, margin, brim • From PIE leb- (“to hang down”). Cognate to Labium and to English Lip.


What???! "Labra implere potes" would mean "you can fill the lips", wouldn't it?


Without anything to differentiate long vowels, yes, it could mean that.

If we use macrons to differentiate:

labra -> (the) lips

lābra -> (the) bathtubs


Easy to remember the difference in this case, I see.

lavō => lavābrum->lābrum

The reduction made the vowel long.


Thank you. That explains it. Getting a bit frustrated using the app. Only just found out that if I use the website, I can actually look words up in a dictionary.


I'm not sure "fill the lips" make sense. (Unless you are a surgeon).


I agree. Hence my confusion. I only started learning Latin a few weeks ago.


I had the right words in the wrong order. Duo wasn't happy with 'Implere labra potes'.

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