Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday's False Friend

eventually v. eventualmente

Eventually means "in the end" for English speakers while a similar word, eventualmente, is a way to express the idea of "possibly" for Italians. Use the Italian words "alla fine" when you would like to convey the English meaning.

Eng) I eventually got back to writing my blog after spending a week being a tour guide for my father.

It) Alla fine sono tornata a scrivere il mio blog dopo aver passato una settimana in cui ho fatto la guida turistica per il mio padre.


  1. You're absolutely right. Great idiomatic observation.

  2. This one is a personal favorite. It must be a shared one!