"Être soi"

Translation:To be oneself

2/5/2013, 3:40:25 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/mikeybarnes

Can this not also be translated as "be yourself"?

2/5/2013, 3:40:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/zainabobaid

what does "be oneself" even mean? how is this line used in english? wouldn't it make more sense if we translate it as "be yourself"?

2/5/2013, 6:51:08 PM

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It really should actually accept both"oneself" and "yourself". While traditionally "oneself" is correct when talking in general terms, "yourself" is now much more common and "oneself" has nearly disappeared. This should reflect how language is actually spoken, not how it thinks it ought to be spoken.

2/7/2013, 5:48:55 PM

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Some of us actually do say "to be oneself", and I'm glad they have it as one of the choices.

2/21/2013, 9:27:30 AM
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