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Hi Maria,

Thanks in advance for your help. I'm like to validate a Latin-to-English translation for the phrase "Go after what you want." From others I've consulted, "sequere quod vis" seems to be the closest translation in Latin (which loosely translates to "follow what you want").

Is there a more literal translation for "go after what you wan," or is the above Latin translation accurate?

Thanks in advance,
John

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Hello,

"Sequere quod vis" is just  the closest translation in Latin for "Go after what you want" or “Pursue what you want”.

It is therefore an accurate translation where “Sequere” (Go after/pursue) is the 2nd.person singular, present imperative of the deponent verb “sequor”; “quod" (what) is the neuter accusative of the relative pronoun “qui”; “vis” (you want) is the 2nd.person singular, present indicative of the verb “volo”.

Best regards,

Maria
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