Useful Little Latin Words - dummies

Useful Little Latin Words

By Clifford A. Hull, Steven R. Perkins, Tracy Barr

Part of Latin For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In Latin, as in other languages, little words can mean a lot. How can you make a point without being able to say, “I see your point, but . . .?” The short Latin words in the following table provide some crucial transition words:

Word Meaning
et (eht), atque (uht-kweh), ac (ahk), que (kweh) and
sed (sehd) but
autem (ow-tehm) however
aut (owt) or
sive . . . sive (see-weh, see-weh) whether . . . or
neque (neh-kweh), nec (nehk) and not
ita (ee-tuh), sic (seek), tam (tuhm) so
si (see) if
nisi (nih-sih) if . . . not