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How do you say 'from the' in Latin?

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May 01, 2009 7:41PM

If you want to say 'from the' you should use the genitive case of nouns.

Genitive: used when the noun is the possessor of an object

example: "the horse of the man" "The house from the neighbours", or "the man's horse" "The neigbours' house"

->in both of these cases, the words man and neigbours would be in the genitive case when translated into Latin.

Also indicates material of which something greater is made

example: "a group of people"; "a number of gifts"

-> people and gifts would be in the genitive case.

Some nouns are genitive with special verbs and adjectives too. (e.g., The cup is full of wine. Poculum plenum vini est. The master of the slave had beaten him. Dominus servi eum verberaverat.)

=> I took this from wikipedia and changed it only a bit, this explanation is alright (I studied Latin) I don't have the time to explain it all by myself at the moment.

Latin doesn't have articles so you don't have to worry about those.