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    sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso

    IT Si accorge mai che sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso da quello che è?
    EN Have you ever noticed that you are trying to seem or appear different from how you are?
    Question in a psychological assessment form. Not sure about the "posando" from posare?
    Thanks!

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    Re: sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso

    It's in the dictionary
    http://www.wordreference.com/iten/posare
    (Fot, Arte) to pose, sit; (atteggiarsi) to pose
    posa a grande scrittore(fig) he poses as a great writer
    posare vi (mettersi in posa, darsi delle arie) pose, posture, playact vi
    put on airs idiom

    Brevity is the soul of wit - Le persone intelligenti hanno il dono della concisione

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    Re: sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso

    Thank you. "Posing differently than you are" is not possible in English, so I was wondering about my interpretation and suggested translation.

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    Re: sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso

    Ciao...personalmente lo direi:
    Have you ever noticed that you are attempting to show different from yourself ?

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    Re: sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso

    Quote Originally Posted by scandiano View Post
    Ciao...personalmente lo direi:
    Have you ever noticed that you are attempting to show different from yourself ?
    Sorry, to show different from yourself isn't English.

    CM, I think posare means to playact here, i.e to pretend to be different from what you really are. The Italian sentence is a tad repetitive, in my opinion.

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    Re: sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso

    Have you ever noticed that you try to pretend to be someone that you're not?

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    Re: sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso

    Hi all,
    what about:

    "have you ever noticed that you are trying to come across as someone different from whom you really are?"

    Is it wrong in this context?

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    Re: sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso

    Quote Originally Posted by zaffiro1 View Post
    what about:

    "have you ever noticed that you are trying to come across as someone different from whom you really are?"
    It's fine except for whom: that should be who (subject).

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    Re: sta posando o tentando di apparire diverso

    oh..right! thanks!

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