Latin Questions

If you're trying to learn Latin Questions you will find some useful resources including a course about Questions and interrogative expressions... to help you with your Latin grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Latin. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Latin Questions

Learning the Latin Questions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Latin language. But first we need to know what the role of Questions is in the structure of the grammar in Latin.

Latin questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ...

Grammar Tips:
In Latin there are 3 ways of asking a question to get a yes or no answer, and they are the following:
-Verb + -ne. Add -ne to the end of the verb placed at the beginning of the sentence will make it a question. Venitne? (Is he coming?)
-Nōnne: Placing nōnne at the beginning of the sentence implies the speaker expects an answer of yes: Nōnne venit? (He is coming, isn’t he?)
-Num: Placing num at the beginning of the sentence implies the speaker expects an answer of no: Num venit? (He isn’t coming, is he?)


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsLatin Questions
QuestionsQuaestiones directae
how?quomodo?
what?quid?
who?quis?
why?cur?
where?Ubi?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Latin.

List of Questions in Latin

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Latin placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Latin vocabulary.

English QuestionsLatin Questions
where is he?Ubi est?
what is this?quid est illud?
why are you sad?cur es maestus?
how do you want to pay?quomodo vis solvere?
can I come?possumne venire?
is he sleeping?est is quietus?
do you know me?agnoscisne me?
do you have my book?habesne meos libros?
how big is it?quantum est?
can I help you?possumne adiuvare te?
can you help me?potesne adiuvare me?
do you speak English?loquerisne Britannice?
how far is this?Quot distat hoc?
what time is it?Quota hora est?
how much is this?Quanti emitur?
what is your name?quod nomen est tibi?
where do you live?in quo loco habitas?

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