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Correct motto translation: What is life if not a dream?

by A. Tong
(New York)

Dear Latin Teacher,

I have a personal motto that I've been using for a while now, and I want to make sure it's correct.
My motto is "Quid est vita, nisi somnium?"
In English I mean, "What is life, if not a dream?" derived from Lewis Carroll's "Life, what is it but a dream? "

Is my translation correct?

Please reply soon. Thank You.

Dear A.,

Yes, your translation is correct. What is life, if not a dream?



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