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Q: translate english into latin ( Answered,   4 Comments )
Subject: translate english into latin
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: hippo2004-ga
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Posted: 20 Oct 2005 13:30 PDT
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Question ID: 582738
Can someone please translate the following sentence into Latin for me! Many thanks!
"I am what I am."
Subject: Re: translate english into latin
Answered By: juggler-ga on 20 Oct 2005 13:47 PDT

I'd go with:

"Sum id quod sum."

That is the translation typically used in Latin bibles for the phrase
"I am what I am."

For example, Corinthians 15:10 reads "Gratia autem Dei sum id quod
sum," with "Gratia autem Dei" meaning "But by the grace of God" and
"sum id quod sum" meaning "I am what I am."

search strategy:
My own knowledge of Latin, plus various searches such as:
"sum * * sum" "i am what i am"

I hope this helps.
Subject: Re: translate english into latin
From: yellowlion-ga on 21 Oct 2005 16:15 PDT
The Latin Vulgate (Exodus 3:14) gives this: "Ego sum qui sum".
Subject: Re: translate english into latin
From: juggler-ga on 21 Oct 2005 18:33 PDT
"Ego sum qui sum" may be an acceptable alternate translation, but note
that it's usually translated as "I am WHO I am," which differs slighly
from "I am WHAT I am."
Subject: Re: translate english into latin
From: juggler-ga on 21 Oct 2005 18:34 PDT
Typo: "...slightly..."
Subject: Re: translate english into latin
From: frankcorrao-ga on 06 Nov 2005 19:58 PST
OK, now translate:
"I'm strong to the finich cuz I eat my spinich"

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