Apparently I love you

By bee, in 'English to Latin Translation', Jun 12, 2019.

  1. bee Member

    Hi,

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

    Thank you!
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    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
  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. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gæmleflodland
    It is videtur.
  5. scrabulista Consul

    • Consul
    Location:
    Tennessee
    It's hard to say whether it would carry the same sort of....what do you call it...sarcasm?
  6. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gæmleflodland
    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. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gæmleflodland
    It's fine for what you want it for.
  9. Pacifica grammaticissima

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

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

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