Part of the 'Complete Idiot's Guide' series.
Beginner Level Users.
Latin is perceived as an intimidating language to learn, but millions of students and adults have to have some background in Latin, whether for high school language requirements or in law or medical school. Many students study the language to compliment a formal education, and for many adult professionals, Latin is a necessity in their daily and life - lawyers, doctors, and scientists of all kinds rely on their knowledge of Latin words, constructions, prefixes, and suffixes to interpret documents and names.
This book provides a comprehensive language guide for beginners in Latin covering basic vocabulary, grammar, construction, and cases in an easy-to-understand, approachable format. Offering an alternative to the stuffy, boring Latin texts in the reference section today, this title not only teaches vocabulary and grammar but also teaches students techniques for translations, reading Latin and recognising Latin phrases and words in our daily life.
Along the way, author Natalie Harwood gives lots of exercises and history tidbits, providing both students and adults alike an understandable, comprehensive guide to learning a language very much alive today. In addition to all the Latin essentials, the book also provides reading passages and learning tools for legal Latin, medical/scientific Latin and ecclesiastical Latin.