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Michelle Obama

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Hello,
how can the title of Michelle Obamas book "Becoming" be translated into adequate German ? The usual translation of "becoming" does not seem to be appropriate. It seems to pose a problem, because the book is sold in Germany with this English title. That's quite unusual, isn't it ?
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I can't answer your question directly and I also wasn't aware of this book. But I just note, in case it's of interest:

a) the book is in three parts:
1.Becoming Me
2.Becoming Us
3.Becoming More

b) the word becoming can be both a verb and an adjective
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Thanks for your reply..
"Becoming me,us,more " doesn't make sense either.
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that's a becoming dress . That makes sense, but as the title of a book it doesn't.
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She BECAME First Lady

It could be about her journey towards BECOMING FL
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Joe wrote: Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:54 pm She BECAME First Lady

It could be about her journey towards BECOMING FL
Not very convincing
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