useful Latin phrase for the day

Hoc est armarium valde magnus.

I know there’s a way to decline adjectives to make them comparative, but I don’t know what it is. Please include translations and corrections as comments. The answer will be supplied presently.

7 responses to “useful Latin phrase for the day

  1. This is cupboard intensely large?

  2. Good try, kiddo! No.Hint: “armarium” was the closest I could come to a larger, though similar piece of furnature… something you’d find not so much in the kitchen but rather in (shall we say) a spare room?

  3. Being Roman Catholic, I should’ve taken Latin!

  4. Hoc est valde magnum amarium(magnum has to match armarium in case ending -um)(adjectives denoting size normally precede the noun)This is a very great (large) wardrobe (or armoire)An Amarium was a Roman cupboard for keeping arms, clothes, books, money etc.

  5. Well done, Todd! Next prize goes to the one who identifies the reference.

  6. The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe?”And shortly after that they looked into a room that was quite empty except for one big wardrobe;..”

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