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"Non per forza"

May 18, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blomeley

I was surprised about this translation! Could it also mean anything like "not by force"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica

No, "by force" would usually be "con la forza" (with/through force). "Per forza" is an idiom meaning that's how it has to be (per cause di forza maggiore, as it's often formally stated, "due to causes beyond our control").


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Italian idioms...ya gotta love 'em, but first...ya gotta learn them!

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