What a horrible example to translate!
It lives! The sentence will not go die!!
That does not make any sense!
It's not even grammatical: lit. "one one equal to one" - there's no verb!
In other shocking news, water is wet.
Possibly the stupidest sentence yet.
is there not a missing "add" or "plus"?
It's multiplication, not addition.
And like you might say "three fives are fifteen", here it is "one one is one" -- there is nothing to indicate the multiplication explicitly. (Just as we don't say "two times book" but just "two books".)
This tripped me up since I thought no, it can't be that daft!