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"? – Johnny Bones Jul 9 '18 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 Jul 9 '18 at 19:07
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    @JohnnyBones Noo...you mean "I am Groot" means "I am Groot"? – Plexus Jul 9 '18 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 – KharoBangdo Jul 10 '18 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 Sep 6 '18 at 4:25

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. – KharoBangdo Jul 10 '18 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 Jul 10 '18 at 11:31
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    It was tongue-in-cheek. Hilarious when Thor delivered it. Ignore – KharoBangdo Jul 10 '18 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 Jul 10 '18 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 Aug 18 '18 at 12:30

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