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Latin Translation: Everything Happens for a Reason

by Amanda
(Florida)

Dear Latin Teacher,

I wanted to make sure that the phrase,
everything happens for a reason
when translated to Latin is,
omnia causa fiunt


Please help me.


Dear Amanda,

Yes, your Latin phrase means everything happens for a reason. To break it down, omnia is the subject, a neuter plural, meaning all things. causa is an ablative singular, meaning with reason or cause. Fiunt is a plural verb meaning happens or is made or becomes.

Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.

Sincerely,

John

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