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Dear Maria,

Can you help me translate a phrase into Latin.

I will rememeber only one thing
I will love only one man.

I like to know a latin phrase equivalent to 'only one' in a emphatic sense.

Thank you.

J

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Dear John,

“Unum recordabor tantum” and “Unum tantum amabo virum” are the translations for “I will remember only one thing“ and “I will love only one man” respectively.

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Best regards,

Maria
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Note that:

-I will remember = RECORDABOR (future of the deponent verb RECORDOR, 1st conjugation)
-only =TANTUM (adverb used with UNUM in an emphatic sense)
-one thing =UNUM (accusative  neuter singular of UNUS. Such a neuter implies the word "thing" omitted in Latin)


-I will love =AMABO (future of the verb AMO, 1st conjugation)
-only =TANTUM (adverb used with UNUM in an emphatic sense)
-one =UNUM (accusative masculine singular agreed with VIRUM)
-man =VIRUM (direct object, accusative singular of the masculine noun VIR, 2nd declension)

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