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Re: Latin Names

I was wondering if there are any online resources for learning what the Latin names for various plants and fish translate to in English? A lot of the translation engines I have come across haven't been too helpful. Thanks!


They don't translate well since they don't directly translate. The Latin names are the "scientific" or "species" names while the supposedly "English" names are more commonly referred to as the "common names". The Latin name will not directly, literally translate in the usual sense.

Your best bet is most likely going to be to get a book about the plant/animal species you are interested in that lists both the scientific and common names for each species. There are bound to be places on the Internet with that information too, I suggest trying a search for something like "Latin common species" and the species name that you are interested in.


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