The following post contains a list of Latin phrases that we use in English. While some are less common, several really are part of everyday usage, such as carpe diem, in absentia, persona non grata and post mortem. English uses terms from many languages, including French (RSVP , a la carte, a la mode, avant-garde, etc.,) German (noodle, blitz, kitsch, pumpernickel, etc.,) and many other languages.

So in addition to studying English, now it’s time to review that Latin!

Latin Phrases Everyone Should Know

Carpe diem: Seize the day

Caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware

Cogito, ergo sum: I think, therefore I am

In absentia: While absent

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