When Thor introduced Groot to Captain America, the reply from Groot was "I am Groot" .. what is he saying in his language here?

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    Is it possible that he was merely saying, "My name is Groot"? Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 19:03
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    @JohnnyBones .... I took it to be exactly that joke ... that at this moment, English and Groot language said the same thing. However there's no way to tell for sure.
    – iandotkelly
    Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 19:07
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    @JohnnyBones Noo...you mean "I am Groot" means "I am Groot"?
    – Plexus
    Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 19:27
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    Shoot a question to @JamesGunn on Twitter, he might answer. He answered a fan question that Groot says "Dad" as his last words before disintegration referring to Rocket Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 10:01
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    Thor - By the way, this is a friend of mine, Tree. I guess Groot is saying that he is not Tree because he is not tree en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groot
    – paul
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 4:25

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We don't know...

...but it's likely he's saying exactly what he actually means.

Oh, by the way, this is a friend of mine. A tree.

I am Groot!

I am Steve Rogers.

The joke here is that everything Groot ever says in his language comes out as "I am Groot"...it's just that in this specific instance the sounds match what he would say in these circumstances.

  • But his name isn't Groot. Groot, as mentioned by Thor, is a (elective)language. Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 11:28
  • Not sure what you're saying here. "Elective" just means it's a subject you can take not one you are required to take.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 11:31
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    It was tongue-in-cheek. Hilarious when Thor delivered it. Ignore Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 11:42
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    Agreed....and you aren't wrong, it's possible Groot isn't his name...he could have been saying "Hello". :)
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 11:56
  • I am not sure about this answer. To me, the joke in that scene is that Steve Rogers took literally what Groot said. Groot could have said anything from "Were is Starbucks?", "There is no Wifi" to "I am Groot".
    – Taladris
    Commented Aug 18, 2018 at 12:30

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