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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/larryp93

"Somos nosotros."

December 21, 2012

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

completely weird sentence - not commonly translated in English


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

Weird sentence when translated literally, yes. But imagine a context when you were in a group arriving at a house party, and you wanted to say that it was you (pl) at the door. "It's us!" is completely standard English, and I presume that "somos nosotros" does the same job in Spanish.


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

It is a completely weird sentence, I thought it was nosotros somos not the other way around


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

can a Spanish speaker comment? How would this phrase be used? Would it be "it's us" as in "it's us at the door" or......?


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

While this is a weird sentence when translated word-for-word in English, we have to keep in mind that not every phrase translates EXACTLY into an English phrase. "Somos nosotros" makes sense in Spanish even if each exact word doesn't exactly translate into English in the same order.


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

I tried the more sarcastic translation: "We are ourselves." It didn't like it as much as I thought it would. Why would it accept "We is us." and not the more grammatically correct "We are ourselves." Guess you can't replace people...

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