Funny Latin Phrases


A cane non magno saepe tenetur aper – A boar is often held by a not large dog.

Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit – To boldly go where no man has gone before.

Aio, quantitas magna frumentorum est – Yes, that is a vary large amount of corn.

Animadvertisine, ubicumque stes, fumum recta in faciem ferri? – Ever noticed how wherever you stand, the smoke goes right into your face?
Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus vntosissimis exponebantur ad necem -In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags.

Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus! – Let’s all wear mood rings!

Braccae illae virides cum subucula rosea et tunica Caledonia-quam elenganter concinnatur!  – Those green pants go so well with that pink shirt and the plaid jacket!

Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.
If Caesar were alive, you’d be chained to an oar.

Calvo turpuis est nihil comato– Nothing is uglier than a bald man with hair.

Canis meus id comedit – My dog ate it.

Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam. – I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head.

Caterva carissima mea est Cimictus– My favorite group is the Beatles.

Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

Cogito, ergo doleo – I think, therefore I am depressed.

Colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in pueto – A giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well.

Credo nos in fluctu eodem esse– I think we’re on the same wavelength.

Credo quia absurdum est – I believe it because it is unreasonable.

Cum catapulatae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt – When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults.

Curta suppelex – Scanty furniture.

Demum, veniunt porci – At last, here come the pigs.

Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit! – God, look at the time! My wife will kill me!

Die dulci fruere – Have a nice day.

Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?
Is that a scroll in your toga, or are you just happy to see me?

Etiam capillus unus habet umbram– Enen one hair has a shadow.

Fac me cocleario vomere! – Gag me with a spoon!

Fac ut gaudeam.  – Make my day.

Fac ut vivas. – Get a life.

Feles mala! Cur cista non uteris? Stramentum novum in ea pousi – Bad kitty! Why don’t you use the cat box? I put new litter in it.

Fornulum pani lolo – I don’t want a toaster.

Frena pro feris teneo – I brake for animals.

Gramen artificiosum odi. – I hate Astroturf.

Habetis bona deum! – Have a nice day!

Hocine bibo aut in eum digitos insero?- Do I drink this or stick my fingers in it?

Illiud Latine dici non potest – You can’t say that in latin.

Illud iterum dicere potes! – You can say that again.

Imus ad magum Ozi videndum, magum Ozi mirum mirissimum – We are going to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz.

Insula Gilligans – Gilligan’s Island.

Laborare non amo – I do not like to work.

Labra lege – Read my lips.

Lege atque lacrima – Read’em and weep.

Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est.  – The designated hitter rule has got to go.

Macdonaldus Senex fundum habuit. E-I-E-I-O. Et in hot fundo nonnullas boves domesticas habuitt. E-I-E-O. Cum moo moo hic, et cum moo moo ibi. Hic una moo, ibi una moo, ubique una moo moo. acdonaldus Senex fundum habuit. E-I-E-I-O – Old MacDonald had a farm. And on this farm he had some cows. EM-I-E-I-O. With a moo here, and a moo moo here. Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo. Old MacDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.

Magister Mundi sum! – I am the master of universe!

Magnu frater spectat te… – Big Brother is watching you.

Me dilectissima! – My favorite!

Mellita, domi adsum. – Honey, I’m home.

Mihi ignosce. Cum homine de cane debeo congredi – Excuse me. I’ve got to see a man about a dog.

Monstra mihi pecuniam! – Show me the money!

Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum! – Don’t you dare erase my hard disk!

Neutiquam erro – I am not lost.

Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione. – I’m not interested in your dopey religious cult.

Nihil est–in vita priore ego imperator Romanus fui. – That’s nothing–in a previous life I was a Roman Emperor.

Noli habere bovis, vir – Don’t have a cow, man!

Noli me vocare, ego te vocabo – Don’t call me, I’ll call you.

Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat. – It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.

Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema. – I don’t care. If it doesn’t rhyme, it isn’t a poem.

Non plaudite. Modo pecuniam jacite– Don’t applaud. Just throw money.

Non possum credere me totum edisse– I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.

Non sum pisces – I am not a fish.

Noster populus facit discrepantiam– Our people make the difference.

Nullo metro compositum est. – It doesn’t rhyme.

Nullo modo – No way.

Nunc prehende uxore meam…sis!– Take my wife….please!

Nupperime de Gallia huc volavi! Mehercule, bracchia mea defatiga sunt! – I fust flew in from Gaul, and boy, are my arms tired!

O! Plus! Perge! Aio! Hui! Hem! – Oh! More! Go on! Yes! Ooh! Ummm!

Oblitus sum perpolire clepsydras! – I forgot to polish the clocks!

Parve leves capiunt animos – Small things effect light minds.

Peregrinus, expectavi pedes meos in cybalis – A foreigner, I expected to be shod in cymbals.

Peruniunt montes, et mus ridiculus nascitur – Mountains are in labor, and a ridiculous mouse is born.

Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis– You do not know the power of the dark side.

Prahende uxorem meam, sis! – Take my wife, please!

Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum– Garbage in, garbage out.

Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?  – How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Quisque comodeus est – Everybody is a comedian.

Quo signo nata es?  – What’s your sign?

Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?– How do you get your hair to do that?

Quone modo nunc, fulve bos? – How now, brown cow?

Radix lecti – Couch potato.

Raptus regaliter  – Royally screwed

Rara avis – Rare bird.

Re vera, potas bene.  – Say, you sure are drinking a lot.

Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem!– Stand aside plebians! I am on imperial business.

Romani quidem artem amatoriam invenerunt– You know, the Romans invented the art of love.

Salve, Brute! Crepidas meas per clavos ad solum adfixinte? – Hey, Brutus! Did you nail my sandals to the floor?

Semper ubi sub ubi – Always wear underwear.

Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare – I think some people in togas are plotting against me.
Si hoc non legere potes, tu asinus es – If you are not able to read this, you are an ass.

Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare.  – I think some people in togas are plotting against me.

Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes  – If you can read this you’re over-educated

Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinus alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes!  – If you can read this sign, you can get a good job in the fast-paced, high-paying world of Latin!

Sic faciunt omnes.  – Everyone is doing it.

Sit vis nobiscum – May the force be with you.

Sola lingua bona est lingua mortua– The only good language is a dead language.

Solum potestis prohibere ignes silvarum– Only you can prevent forest fires.

Sona si Latine loqueris – Honk if you speak Latin.

Spero nos familiares mansuros – I hope we’ll still be friends.

Stultus est sicut stultus facit– Stupid is as stupid does.

Tam exanimis quam tunica nehru fio.  – I am as dead as the nehru jacket.

Tauri in decurso – Bulls on parade.

Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.  – I can’t hear you. I have a banana in my ear.

Te precor dulcissime supplex!  – Pretty please with a cherry on top!

Totum dependeat.  – Let it all hang out.

Tua mater tam antiqua ut linguam latinam loquatur – Your mother is so old, she speaks Latin.
Ut si! – As if!

Utinam barbari saptium proprium tuum invadant! – May barbarians invade your personal space!

Utinam coniurati te in foro interficiant!  – May conspirators assassinate you in the mall!

Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!  – May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!

Vacca foeda  – Stupid cow

Vae! – Damn.

Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur – Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.

Ventis secundis, tene cursum.  – Go with the flow.

Vescere bracis meis.  – Eat my shorts.

Vidi Vici Veni  – I saw, I conquered, I came

Vidistine nuper imagines moventes bonas? – Seen any good movies lately?
Visne saltare? Viam Latam Fungosam scio.  – Do you want to dance? I know the Funky Broadway.

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2 responses to “Funny Latin Phrases

  1. “Cogito, ergo doleo – I think, therefore I am depressed”. I’ll use that one!

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