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    elpierro Guest

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    hey there,
    i am trying to translate an interview. it contains a phrase i don't understand:
    "it is only natural for children to want to make themselves."
    Any ideas?
    Thanx alot!

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    Default Re: make oneself??

    Quote Originally Posted by elpierro
    hey there,
    i am trying to translate an interview. it contains a phrase i don't understand:
    "it is only natural for children to want to make themselves."
    Any ideas?
    Thanx alot!
    That is not proper English. You can "make something of yourself" or "make yourself breakfast" (for example) but you cannot "make yourself" (unless you are an omnipotent deity, I suppose).

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