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connu en soi

English translation: self-evident

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French term or phrase:connu en soi
English translation:self-evident
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14:44 Jul 1, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: connu en soi
in a letter
soi-desant demandeur
self-evident ,
Explanation:
or self manifesting
just a proposal
Selected response from:

1964
Turkey
Local time: 16:43
Grading comment
Thank you. I believe you come closest to the meaning inherent in the French phrase. My personal search for the best meaning using a multitude of dictionaries and the internet did not give satisfactory results, but your suggestion is certainly the best English rendering of an obviously elusive concept!

Thanks also are due to all who also strove to solve a particualarly thorny problem!
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1known by itself...
Parrot
naSelf-conscious or awarenessSophie Huysentruyt-Dugmore
naknown in itself
Sean Henderson-Peal
naself-evident ,
1964
naknown in and by itself/himself
CLS Lexi-tech
naself-evident ,
1964


  

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41 mins peer agreement (net): +1
known by itself...


Explanation:
It would be better if you posted the sentence to get something more precise.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 14:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861
Grading comment
not good English

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nigel Patterson
7 hrs
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Comment: not good English

2 hrs
known in and by itself/himself


Explanation:
to give you an accurate translation one needs a lot more context, especially to establish the gender of the soi; en soi means "in itself" "of its own nature".

paola l m


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 08:43
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162
Grading comment
not good English...rings no bell to English speakers
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Comment: not good English...rings no bell to English speakers

5 hrs
self-evident ,


Explanation:
or self manifesting
just a proposal

1964
Turkey
Local time: 16:43
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294
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5 hrs
self-evident ,


Explanation:
or self manifesting
just a proposal

1964
Turkey
Local time: 16:43
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294
Grading comment
Thank you. I believe you come closest to the meaning inherent in the French phrase. My personal search for the best meaning using a multitude of dictionaries and the internet did not give satisfactory results, but your suggestion is certainly the best English rendering of an obviously elusive concept!

Thanks also are due to all who also strove to solve a particualarly thorny problem!
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6 hrs
known in itself


Explanation:
more background would be useful.

Sean Henderson-Peal
Local time: 14:43
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
not good English
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Comment: not good English

3 days 11 hrs
Self-conscious or awareness


Explanation:
Depending on the rest of the text - might be wrong.

Sophie Huysentruyt-Dugmore
Local time: 15:43
Grading comment
the phrase is adjectival, not substantive
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Comment: the phrase is adjectival, not substantive




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