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How do you take Veni Vedi Vici (past tense) and put it in present tense to say “i come, i see, i conquer”

venare vedare vicare

note: thats neuter present

Present perfect: “Veni, Vidi, Vici”.
Present indicative: “Venio, Video, Vinco”.

[quote]scottoman wrote:
venare vedare vicare

note: thats neuter present[/quote]

In order to change to neuter “Veni, Vidi, Vici” should be compound verbs eh? Which they are not(?)

I’m just an ignorant fool, please enlighten me.

Finally getting that lower back tattoo?

R@NE is correct.

venare vedare vicare are infinitives, i.e. “to come, to see, to conquer”.

Also, the actual forms would be venire videre vicire.

Why not say it in the future tense…

vinero’, vedero’, vincero’ but thats in Italian.

[quote]cjbuhagr wrote:
R@NE is correct.

venare vedare vicare are infinitives, i.e. “to come, to see, to conquer”.

Also, the actual forms would be venire videre vicire.[/quote]

Actually it’s venire, videre, vincere.

And for the record, Caesar would have pronounced “veni, vidi, vici” like this:
waynee, weedee, weekee.

(In classical Latin, V’s were soft, C’s hard, and vowels were pronounced like they are in almost any language except English, which underwent a vowel shift in the 1500s - but that’s another story altogether).

[quote]Travacolypse wrote:
Finally getting that lower back tattoo? [/quote]

no i have one there already that says “daddys little girl”

this one is going on my dick

[quote]R@NE wrote:
Present perfect: “Veni, Vidi, Vici”.
Present indicative: “Venio, Video, Vinco”.

[/quote]

i thought the top one was past?
and what is indicative?

im sorry for not knowning this but Spanish class was the first time i ever heard words like “present partible” and “preterite”

[quote]LiveFromThe781 wrote:
R@NE wrote:
Present perfect: “Veni, Vidi, Vici”.
Present indicative: “Venio, Video, Vinco”.

i thought the top one was past?
and what is indicative?

im sorry for not knowning this but Spanish class was the first time i ever heard words like “present partible” and “preterite”[/quote]

“veni, vidi, vici” is not present perfect, it’s just perfect (indicative).

Indicative just means that the verb is describing something that has, is, or will happen as opposed to describing something that might have happened or might be happening, which is what the subjunctive is used for (among other things).

ok, so the one that answers my questions is “venio, video, vinco”?

It seems no one speaks latin.

[quote]LiveFromThe781 wrote:
R@NE wrote:
Present perfect: “Veni, Vidi, Vici”.
Present indicative: “Venio, Video, Vinco”.

i thought the top one was past?
and what is indicative?

im sorry for not knowning this but Spanish class was the first time i ever heard words like “present partible” and “preterite”[/quote]

Yes the present perfect in latin is used to express an action that happened only once or suddenly in the past.

Present indicative means action that is currently taking place.

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
It seems no one speaks latin.[/quote]

I speak Google.

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[quote]LiveFromThe781 wrote:
i speak hexagonal[/quote]

Had you contacted the writers of Battlestar Galactica, you could have had the chance to give oral lessons to Number Six… not to mention become rich and famous, but that’s secondary at best.

[quote]skaz05 wrote:
iway ikelay oobiesbay[/quote]

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Live its:

Veni Vidi Vici

Regards.