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Latin Phrase: One Day at a Time

by Kristel

You are answering my prayers! Ive been through a rough two years, and i want to get a tatoo to not forget to live life by each day. i want it to be in latin:) could you please tell me how to say "one day at a time" in latin (in the fewest words possible, if not possible you are welcome to give me an alternative if you think my chosen sentence is too long:) )
thank you sooo much!
Best regards Kristel

Hi Kristel,

The Latin phrase in diem vivere means to live on from day to day, regardless of the future. It is very common in literature.

Cicero: nos in diem vivimus - we live day by day.

Your tattoo could say simply in diem vive, live day by day.

Hope this helps and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.



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thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your help! :)

latin phrase~one step at a time
by: tawits

may i ask also for the short latin phrase for one step at a time for tattoo also.


Dear Tawits,

In Latin, this is one word: gradatim.

It means step by step, one step at a time, little by little, gradually.

It's related to the Latin root gradior, meaning I step.



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