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Postby Quintus Marius Primus on Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:04 pm

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How do you render "too" Latin, as in "his feet are too big!"

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Postby Primus Aurelius Timavus on Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:56 pm

How about nimium, nimis?
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Postby Q Valerius on Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:09 pm

usually you just express the superlative - pedes eius maximi! I suppose, though, that it could be done in several ways, such as pedes maiores quam satis (I don't think satis declines, is that right?)
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Postby Marcus Pomponius Lupus on Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:49 pm

A superlative only adds the notion of "very", as in "his feet are very big". If that's what you wanted to say with "too", then a superlative will do the trick.

But if it's more like "his feet are too big to fit in his shoes" or something like that, then you're looking for what Tergestus already said, "nimis" (adverb) and "nimius".

for example, "Pedes eius nimis magnae sunt"

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