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I am what I am

Japanese translation: 私はこういうものです。 (Watashi wa kouiu mono desu).

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English term or phrase:I am what I am
Japanese translation:私はこういうものです。 (Watashi wa kouiu mono desu).
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23:19 Mar 28, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: I am what I am
I'm working on a project with the phrase, "I am what I am," written in all different languages...
Bailey
私はこういうものです。 (Watashi wa kouiu mono desu).
Explanation:
Since this is an idiomatic expression, a word-for-word Japanese translation would sound odd. To convey the meaning of the expression, it should be translated as: 私はこういうものです。
The breakdown of this phrase in Japanese is:
私は (Watashi wa) I am
こういう (kouiu) this type (of)
ものです。 (mono desu) person.
"もの" (mono) could also be written as the single kanji character "者".
If you're interested, check out the site below for a machine translation demo. Sometimes these programs can translate simple sentences well. More complex or idiomatic sentences (such as yours--I tested it) unfortunately don't come out quite right.
Good luck with your project, and (please) don't forget to choose winners for the best translations! :-)
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Philip Soldini
Local time: 07:07
Grading comment
Thank you for your translation. It was very helpful. The translation that you gave me actually fit the original phrase than I had expected it to, even though it was not word for word.
Thanks again.
-Bailey

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naWatakushi wa watakushi de shika naiSheena Daswani
na私はこういうものです。 (Watashi wa kouiu mono desu).
Philip Soldini


  

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13 hrs
私はこういうものです。 (Watashi wa kouiu mono desu).


Explanation:
Since this is an idiomatic expression, a word-for-word Japanese translation would sound odd. To convey the meaning of the expression, it should be translated as: 私はこういうものです。
The breakdown of this phrase in Japanese is:
私は (Watashi wa) I am
こういう (kouiu) this type (of)
ものです。 (mono desu) person.
"もの" (mono) could also be written as the single kanji character "者".
If you're interested, check out the site below for a machine translation demo. Sometimes these programs can translate simple sentences well. More complex or idiomatic sentences (such as yours--I tested it) unfortunately don't come out quite right.
Good luck with your project, and (please) don't forget to choose winners for the best translations! :-)


    Reference: http://translate.lhsl.com/
Philip Soldini
Local time: 07:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 29
Grading comment
Thank you for your translation. It was very helpful. The translation that you gave me actually fit the original phrase than I had expected it to, even though it was not word for word.
Thanks again.
-Bailey
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20 hrs
Watakushi wa watakushi de shika nai


Explanation:
Hello! I thought you might need a phrase that had a bit of a philosophical ring to it and so I opted for the phrase above. Literally, it would mean something like:
I am only what I am
This obviously has an underlining message : I am what I am and cannot be anything else (or maybe choose not to be anything else? :-) )
Hope that helps!

Sheena Daswani
Local time: 11:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 3
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