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The fifth is the last of the declensions, where the letter e has a big say. This video covers the endings for the fifth, used for words like res, thing, and dies, day, along with any peculiarities for this declension.
feminine fifth declension nouns
What's the passive voice, and why would you even want to use it? After all, Microsoft Word thinks it's bad. This video covers how English uses the passive voice, from converting active sentences into passive ones, and when the passive should be used (hint: moderately).
background passive voice verbs
All Latin nouns have a gender - they are masculine, feminine, or even neuter. Why? Sometimes it's because they refer to males or females, but much more frequently the gender of a noun is just one other fact of the word. Sure, it's different from English (and the neuter is foreign to many Romance languages), but not too difficult to master.
feminine masculine neuter nouns
Slightly different from masculine nouns, neuter nouns of the second declension follow specific rules for neuters. Learn these rules, and you won't have to learn an entirely different neuter declension. And then you can apply these same rules when you learn Greek, German, Russian, and many other languages. It's as easy as that.
neuter nouns second declension
We see Roman numerals everywhere, from Super Bowls to popes. This video is a short introduction to Roman numerals, including how to add and even multiply with them.
Where did Roman numerals come from? This video investigates this question and gives the current accepted theory. Hint: it's all Etruscan, baby.
Turning an active sentence into Latin is easy, sort of. The active-accusative becomes the passive-nominative, and the active-nominative becomes an ablative (of means? of agent with ab?). Oh, and don't forget to change the verb!
passive voice verbs
The present passive may be tough to understand, but its formation if pretty simple. Instead of the active endings (-o/m, -s, -t, -mus, -tis, -nt), we just use the passive ones (-r, -ris, -tur, -mur, -mini, -ntur). It's so easy in fact, I am surprised, you are surprised: We are surprised.
indicative mood passive voice verbs
One of the big hurdles for any beginning Latin student is dealing with the case system, which essentially does not exist in English. This video is a basic overview of the six main cases in Latin: the nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, and vocative.
Adjectives are always bothersome. We know they describe nouns, but in Latin they take the same case, number, and gender as the noun they modify. This can be easy if the nouns is of the same declension, but a bit more tricky if we cross declensions, where a 1st/2nd declension adjective modifies a 3rd declension noun: magnus leo.
adjectives feminine first declension masculine neuter second declension