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Help with translation

Hello, I have recently become interested in learning latin! would anyone be able to help me translate this quote from shakespeare into latin for my English A level? Would be grateful for any help!

“ The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”

January 28, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

Stultus credit ipsum sapientem, sed sapiens scit ipsum stultum, esse.

A very close English to Latin translation. Literally: "A foolish man believes himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be foolish." The original version works as a translation as well.

I've probably got something wrong here. If anyone could correct me, that would be great. :D

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yume270208

This is a nice translation :) The only mistake (a very small one and maybe even just a typo) is the comma between 'stultum' and 'esse' that doesn't belong there.

The 'ipsum is a very strong form of reflexion, a 'se' would be enough in this case.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zoelesterz

thank you so much!!

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