Lost in Translation • 14

Hmmm… sto sbagliando qualcosa?

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Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

37 thoughts on “Lost in Translation • 14”

  1. I would prefer to say, more correctly: I will be waiting for you outside the restaurant


    1. Very nice, Giuseppe.
      However, “I will wait…” is also perfectly alright.
      “I will wait…” (farò in questo modo)
      “I will be waiting…” (la situazione sarà così)


      1. Thank you Tony, but, for as little I know, I will wait could mean I will wait forever, as my work. Conversely, be waiting is just for this only occasion. Am I mistaken?


        1. “I will wait…” in this context refers to a decision made at the moment of talking:
          A: “Let’s have dinner together on Sunday evening.”
          B: “OK. I’ll wait for you outside the restaurant.”
          I think that in this context it is the most likely solution.


    1. I’ll wait FOR you outSIDE the restaurant.
      i got it! The first one means away from, in anywhere not near the restaurant and the second one means not inside the restaurant but near it. Let me now if I’m right. Thanks Tony.


    1. Quanto è facile dipende da quanto uno è preparato.
      Qui è previsto anche la partecipazione di chi è ancora a livello “elementary”.
      Comunque, per gli “intermediates” c’è anche un altro errore. 😉


  2. Salve prof.
    Forse l’uso del futuro,più intenzionale,giusto?
    I ‘m going to wait you out of the restaurant.


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