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Latin Translation: I Trust in God

Dear Latin Teacher,

Can you help me with the Latin translation of "in God I trust" - would that be 'In Deum confido' ?

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Dear Nathalie,

For classical Latin the preposition is not used: Deo confido. Here, Deo is in the dative case because confido is intransitive.

If you do use a preposition, as in Latin of the church, try: in Deo confido. Here, Deo is in the ablative case with the preposition.

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



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