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Who am I?

German translation: wer bin ich!

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03:36 Apr 24, 2008
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: Who am I?
I'm trying to say "Who am I?"

I'd like to know if that is the correct way, (doubtful) or if there is a completely different and better phrase for it.

I'm fairly sure I used the wrong form of Sein, (there's just so many of them!) and for some reason I thought 'Mir' sounded more correct than 'Ich' or 'Mich'

Tell me where I'm wrong and how to say it right, please.
Gary
German translation:wer bin ich!
Explanation:
Ich bin, du bist, er/sie/es ist, wir sind ...

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Note added at 2 mins (2008-04-24 03:39:33 GMT)
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wer bin ich?
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 07:15
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4 +9wer bin ich!
Kim Metzger


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +9
Wer sind mir?
wer bin ich!


Explanation:
Ich bin, du bist, er/sie/es ist, wir sind ...

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Note added at 2 mins (2008-04-24 03:39:33 GMT)
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wer bin ich?

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 07:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ValtBt
54 mins

agree  Sonja Poeltl
1 hr

agree  Nicole Schnell: I am confused - isn't it supposed to be a G>E question?
1 hr

agree  Siegfried Armbruster: @Nicole: let's hope tha asker got the English right. ""Who am I?" -> wer bin ich?
1 hr

agree  uli1: "Wer sind mir?" is used in South German dialects and means "who am I"= "Wer bin ich" in standard German (Hochdeutsch).
3 hrs

agree  Gabrielle Lyons
3 hrs

agree  xxxhazmatgerman: Mit uli1.
4 hrs

agree  Courtney Sliwinski
7 hrs

agree  Harald Moelzer (medical-translator)
1 day36 mins
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Changes made by editors
Apr 24, 2008 - Changes made by Kim Metzger:
Language pairGerman to English » English to German
Apr 24, 2008 - Changes made by Kim Metzger:
Language pairEnglish to German » German to English
Apr 24, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedWer sind mir? » Who am I?
FieldArt/Literary » Other
Field (specific)Education / Pedagogy » General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Field (write-in)Translation » (none)
Apr 24, 2008 - Changes made by writeaway:
Language pairGerman to English » English to German


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