Now I know the literal translation is "Let this be for us a foretaste in the trial of death." That, however, is way too clunky for dialog. I want the one character to do a rough translation for the other.
This is what I've come up with: "Let this give us a glimpse of our death."
Now the characters are not in a Latin class; this is just a casual conversation between two buddies. Would someone who took Latin in school umpteen years ago roughly translate the line the way I have done so? Does this give the essence without completely botching it?
Thanks in advance.