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"You like the dutiful relative."

Translation:Familiaris pius tibi placet.

December 31, 2019



Isn't the ending -et on placet indicative of a 3rd person ending, not 2nd? Why is it "you" like the dutiful relative?


“You” here is “tibi”. The subject here is actually the dutiful family and a more literal (but less natural) translation of the Latin is “the dutiful family is pleasing to you.” “Tibi” is in another case, the dative case, which isn’t covered very much in this course, but usually corresponds to English indirect objects or phrases beginning with “to” or “for”.


You are absolutely right. Thank you!


Wouldn't "Tibi familiaris pius placet" also be acceptable?

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