Ancient Languages/Motto in Latin

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Hi Maria,
Could you please translate motto 'learning to realise potential' into Latin? Thank you for any help.
Kind regards

Answer
Hello Lydia,

The motto 'Learning to realise potential' cannot be literally translated as a literal translation would sound not so good in Latin.

Anyway such a phrase can be translated as follows:

-“Ingenii facultates perficiendae sunt”
(literally, “Our potential must be realised”)
or:
-“Ingenii perfice facultates”
(literally, “Realise your potential”)

Both the translations are correct, of course, as they both express the sense of your phrase.
So, you can choose the one you like better.

Learn more below.

Best regards,
Maria
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Note that:

-Our potential = INGENII FACULTATES
-must be realised =PERFICIENDAE SUNT


-Realise = PERFICE
-your potential =INGENII FACULTATES

Please note that Latin word order can be different from English as Latin is an inflected language where syntactical relationships are indicated by the ending, not by the order of the words.  

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