Apparently I love you

By bee, in 'English to Latin Translation', Jun 12, 2019 at 1:20 AM.

  1. bee Member


    If anyone could please translate “apparently I love you” for me, I’d really appreciate it.

    Thank you!
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Hi, this should likely work:

    Te amo, ut videtur.

    But it could depend on context, I suppose, so perhaps you should explain the context a bit to make sure this is indeed the right translation.
    Last edited by Pacifica, Jun 12, 2019 at 6:19 AM
  3. bee Member

    Thank you, Pacifica!

    This is for a tattoo. I’m actually looking for the translation for just the word “apparently” in the context of “apparently I love you.”

    The story is that when I do something silly, I say to my partner, “but apparently you love me,” and he replies, “apparently.”
  4. It is videtur.
  5. scrabulista Consul

    • Consul
    It's hard to say whether it would carry the same sort of....what do you call it...sarcasm?
  6. Definitely doesn't feel the same. I guess it's sarcasm? There might be a better word to translate it alone.
  7. bee Member

    It’s not meant to be sarcastic. It’s said with an endearing tone if that makes any difference?
  8. It's fine for what you want it for.
  9. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    I would probably say ut videtur rather than videtur alone.
  10. bee Member

    Thank you for all the help!

    Pacifica why would adding the “ut” be better? What’s the difference?
  11. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    It just seems like more usual Latin to include it. The basic message wouldn't change.
  12. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    in orbe lacteo
    ut videtur = "as it seems", literally

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