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It's me!

Postby razlem » 2017-03-06, 9:06

I noticed that Spanish and German use the conjugated form of "to be" in this case (ex. calling someone on the phone), whereas English uses a null subject. Just curious to see what other languages do :)

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin!

 (es-mx) Soy yo!
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Re: It's me!

Postby kevin » 2017-03-06, 10:01

Correcting German (adding "es", so literally this is "I am it" rather than just "I am")

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's!

 (es-mx) Soy yo!

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Re: It's me!

Postby voron » 2017-03-06, 21:41

+Italian, Russian, Kurdish, Turkish

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's!

 (es-mx) Soy yo!
 (it) Sono io!

 (ru) Это я!

 (ku) Ez im!

 (tr) Benim!

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Re: It's me!

Postby razlem » 2017-03-06, 22:21

kevin wrote:Correcting German (adding "es", so literally this is "I am it" rather than just "I am")

Could it be regional? My family has always just used "Ich bin"
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Re: It's me!

Postby linguoboy » 2017-03-06, 22:24

razlem wrote:
kevin wrote:Correcting German (adding "es", so literally this is "I am it" rather than just "I am")

Could it be regional? My family has always just used "Ich bin"

Where are they from? I've never heard that variant from either North or South Germans, nor from Austrians or Swiss.
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Re: It's me!

Postby linguoboy » 2017-03-06, 22:30

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's!

 (es-mx) Soy yo!
 (it) Sono io!

 (cy) Fi yw e! (S)/Fi ydi o! (N) [3S copula; lit. "I is he/it"]
 (ga) Mise atá ann! [3S relative form]

 (ru) Это я!

 (ku) Ez im!

 (tr) Benim!
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Re: It's me!

Postby kevin » 2017-03-06, 22:38

razlem wrote:Could it be regional? My family has always just used "Ich bin"

Don't think so. I can't think of many cases where I would say "ich bin" as a whole sentence (and they would be about my existence). I'm aware that some German speakers use "ich bin" in more mundane contexts, but even then I only know it in the meaning of "ich bin dran" ("it's my turn").

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Re: It's me!

Postby PfifltriggPi » 2017-03-06, 22:40

+French

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's!

 (es-mx) Soy yo!
 (it) Sono io!
 (fr) Je voilà!

 (cy) Fi yw e! (S)/Fi ydi o! (N) [3S copula; lit. "I is he/it"]
 (ga) Mise atá ann! [3S relative form]

 (ru) Это я!

 (ku) Ez im!

 (tr) Benim!
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Re: It's me!

Postby Dormouse559 » 2017-03-06, 22:49

PfifltriggPi wrote: (fr) Je voilà!
I wouldn't've expected that. "Me voilà" or "C'est moi" was what I was thinking of. :hmm:
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Re: It's me!

Postby razlem » 2017-03-06, 22:52

linguoboy wrote:
razlem wrote:
kevin wrote:Correcting German (adding "es", so literally this is "I am it" rather than just "I am")

Could it be regional? My family has always just used "Ich bin"

Where are they from? I've never heard that variant from either North or South Germans, nor from Austrians or Swiss.

Hessen (though as I understand it, Hessisch is the least prestigious variety :? )
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Re: It's me!

Postby linguoboy » 2017-03-06, 23:16

razlem wrote:Hessen (though as I understand it, Hessisch is the least prestigious variety :? )

No, that would be Sächsisch.

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/dialekte-saechsisch-ist-unbeliebteste-mundart-der-deutschen-a-859108.html
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Re: It's me!

Postby JackFrost » 2017-03-07, 0:06

Dormouse559 wrote:
PfifltriggPi wrote: (fr) Je voilà!
I wouldn't've expected that. "Me voilà" or "C'est moi" was what I was thinking of. :hmm:

It's ungrammatical. o.O I checked to see if there is any variety that would permit this and so far, as I have suspected, I have found none.

"Me voilà" has a meaning like "here am I". As if you're presenting yourself. Unless I'm missing something.

So, correcting French. And adding Catalan.

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's!

 (ca) Sóc jo!
 (es-mx) Soy yo!
 (fr) C'est moi!
 (it) Sono io!

 (cy) Fi yw e! (S)/Fi ydi o! (N) [3S copula; lit. "I is he/it"]
 (ga) Mise atá ann! [3S relative form]

 (ru) Это я!

 (ku) Ez im!

 (tr) Benim!
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Postby Linguaphile » 2017-03-07, 1:20

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's! [1S: "I am it!", contracted]

 (ca) Sóc jo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (es-mx) Soy yo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (fr) C'est moi! [3S: "it's me!"]
 (it) Sono io! [1S: 'am I!"]

 (cy) Fi yw e! (S)/Fi ydi o! (N) [3S copula; lit. "I is he/it"]
 (ga) Mise atá ann! [3S relative form]

 (ru) Это я! [no verb; "it I!"]

 (ku) Ez im!

 (tr) Benim!

 (et) See olen mina! [1S form: "it/this am I"]

 (hmn) Yog kuv os [verb 'yog' is the same regardless of person; "is/am I", with 'os' being a polite particle added to the end when, for example, you are responded i.e. "Who is it?" "It's me - yog kuv os!"
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Re: It's me!

Postby Babbsagg » 2017-03-08, 18:36

razlem wrote:
linguoboy wrote:
razlem wrote:
kevin wrote:Correcting German (adding "es", so literally this is "I am it" rather than just "I am")

Could it be regional? My family has always just used "Ich bin"

Where are they from? I've never heard that variant from either North or South Germans, nor from Austrians or Swiss.

Hessen (though as I understand it, Hessisch is the least prestigious variety :? )


Ahem ahem cough cough! ...but no, no one says that here, and I greatly doubt anyone in Germany does. I've never heard it in my life in this context (at least not from native speakers... I've known a Russian who does that). As said before, it's "ich bin´s".

And linguoboy is right, in my experience Sächsisch is the most scoffed at dialect by far. Also the most ridiculed in TV satire. Not without reason, I might add.
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Postby Elaine » 2017-03-08, 20:53

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's! [1S: "I am it!", contracted]

 (ca) Sóc jo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (es-mx) Soy yo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (fr) C'est moi! [3S: "it's me!"]
 (it) Sono io! [1S: 'am I!"]

 (cy) Fi yw e! (S)/Fi ydi o! (N) [3S copula; lit. "I is he/it"]
 (ga) Mise atá ann! [3S relative form]

 (ru) Это я! [no verb; "it I!"]

 (lt) Tai aš!

 (ku) Ez im!

 (tr) Benim!

 (et) See olen mina! [1S form: "it/this am I"]

 (ja) それは私です。

 (hmn) Yog kuv os [verb 'yog' is the same regardless of person; "is/am I", with 'os' being a polite particle added to the end when, for example, you are responded i.e. "Who is it?" "It's me - yog kuv os!"
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Re: It's me!

Postby Naava » 2017-04-02, 9:20

+ Finnish

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's! [1S: "I am it!", contracted]

 (ca) Sóc jo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (es-mx) Soy yo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (fr) C'est moi! [3S: "it's me!"]
 (it) Sono io! [1S: 'am I!"]

 (cy) Fi yw e! (S)/Fi ydi o! (N) [3S copula; lit. "I is he/it"]
 (ga) Mise atá ann! [3S relative form]

 (ru) Это я! [no verb; "it I!"]

 (lt) Tai aš!

 (ku) Ez im!

 (tr) Benim!

 (et) See olen mina! [1S form: "it/this am I"]
 (fi) Minä täällä! [lit. "I here", the verb is omitted]

 (ja) それは私です。

 (hmn) Yog kuv os [verb 'yog' is the same regardless of person; "is/am I", with 'os' being a polite particle added to the end when, for example, you are responded i.e. "Who is it?" "It's me - yog kuv os!"
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Re: It's me!

Postby księżycowy » 2017-04-02, 10:37

Improving Japanese. You can simply say 「私です」 (わたしです). I'll leave the optional 「それは‘」 too.

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's! [1S: "I am it!", contracted]

 (ca) Sóc jo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (es-mx) Soy yo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (fr) C'est moi! [3S: "it's me!"]
 (it) Sono io! [1S: 'am I!"]

 (cy) Fi yw e! (S)/Fi ydi o! (N) [3S copula; lit. "I is he/it"]
 (ga) Mise atá ann! [3S relative form]

 (ru) Это я! [no verb; "it I!"]

 (lt) Tai aš!

 (ku) Ez im!

 (tr) Benim!

 (et) See olen mina! [1S form: "it/this am I"]
 (fi) Minä täällä! [lit. "I here", the verb is omitted]

 (ja) [それは]私です。

 (hmn) Yog kuv os [verb 'yog' is the same regardless of person; "is/am I", with 'os' being a polite particle added to the end when, for example, you are responded i.e. "Who is it?" "It's me - yog kuv os!"

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Re: It's me!

Postby Mutusen » 2017-04-08, 19:54

Czech, Slovak, Esperanto.

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's! [1S: "I am it!", contracted]

 (ca) Sóc jo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (es-mx) ¡Soy yo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (fr) C'est moi ! [3S: "it's me!"]
 (it) Sono io! [1S: 'am I!"]

 (cy) Fi yw e! (S)/Fi ydi o! (N) [3S copula; lit. "I is he/it"]
 (ga) Mise atá ann! [3S relative form]

 (cs) To jsem já! ["that am I!"]
 (ru) Это я! [no verb; "it I!"]
 (sk) To som ja! ["that am I!"]

 (lt) Tai aš!

 (ku) Ez im!

 (tr) Benim!

 (et) See olen mina! [1S form: "it/this am I"]
 (fi) Minä täällä! [lit. "I here", the verb is omitted]

 (ja) [それは]私です。

 (hmn) Yog kuv os [verb 'yog' is the same regardless of person; "is/am I", with 'os' being a polite particle added to the end when, for example, you are responded i.e. "Who is it?" "It's me - yog kuv os!"

 (eo) Estas mi! ["Is I!"]
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Re: It's me!

Postby Elaine » 2017-04-21, 12:53

Georgian, Slovene, Hungarian

 (en) It's me!
 (de) Ich bin's! [1S: "I am it!", contracted]

 (ca) Sóc jo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (es-mx) ¡Soy yo! [1S: 'am I!"]
 (fr) C'est moi ! [3S: "it's me!"]
 (it) Sono io! [1S: 'am I!"]

 (cy) Fi yw e! (S)/Fi ydi o! (N) [3S copula; lit. "I is he/it"]
 (ga) Mise atá ann! [3S relative form]

 (cs) To jsem já! ["that am I!"]
 (ru) Это я! [no verb; "it I!"]
 (sk) To som ja! ["that am I!"]
 (sl) To sem jaz! ["that am I!"]

 (lt) Tai aš!

 (ku) Ez im!

 (hu) Ez én vagyok!

 (tr) Benim!

 (et) See olen mina! [1S form: "it/this am I"]
 (fi) Minä täällä! [lit. "I here", the verb is omitted]

 (ja) [それは]私です。

 (hmn) Yog kuv os [verb 'yog' is the same regardless of person; "is/am I", with 'os' being a polite particle added to the end when, for example, you are responded i.e. "Who is it?" "It's me - yog kuv os!"

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 (eo) Estas mi! ["Is I!"]
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