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Please could you translate for me, "live for today as tomorrow is promised to no one". Please

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Hello,

If you want a literal translation of “Live for today as tomorrow is promised to no one”, here it is:

“Vive hodie, quia crastinus nemini promittitur dies”

If on the contrary you prefer a quotation from a Latin author, I can suggest  a quote  from MARTIAL’s  Epigrams, Book I, epigram XV, last line, where we read:
“Sera nimis vita est crastina: vive hodie.”
[Tomorrow’s life is too late and not promised: live today.”]

See below for parsing.

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Maria
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Note that:

-Live = VIVE (2nd.person singular, present imperative of VIVO, I live)

-for today = HODIE (adverb)

-as = QUIA (conjunction)

-tomorrow = CRASTINUS DIES (literally, “the next day”)

-is …promised = PROMITTITUR (3rd.person singular, present indicative, passive form of PROMITTO, I promise)

-To no one= NEMINI (dative singular of the pronoun NEMO, no one)

As you can see, Latin  word order can be variable and often depends on writing style of an author.Latin is in fact an inflected language where  syntactical relationships are indicated by the ending, not by the order of words.

Note that in MARTIAL’s  Epigrams, Book I, epigram XV, last line, “Sera nimis vita est crastina: vive hodie.”[Tomorrow’s life is too late and not promised: live today.”]:

-Tomorrow’s = CRASTINA (nominative feminine of the adjective  CRASTINUS agreed with VITA, life)

-life = VITA (nominative, feminine noun, 1st.declension)

-is=EST (3rd.person singular, present indicative  of SUM, I am)

-too=NIMIS (adverb)

-late and not promised = SERA (nominative feminine of the adjective  SERUS agreed with VITA, life)

-live= VIVE (2nd.person singular, present imperative of VIVO, I live)

-today= HODIE (adverb)
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Martial (born 40- died 102 AD)

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