"Noi stiamo per finire nei guai."

Translation:We are about to end up in trouble.

June 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc

How would we say: "We are about to get in(to) trouble" ? I see "finire nei guai" on different sites being translated as "to get in trouble" but doulingo accepts only "end up".

Could we translate "Finiremo nei guai" as "We are going to get in trouble" ?

June 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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"Finire" is a convenient relative of "ending up", but I think that in this context you're closer: if you were to put it in the past, "sono finito nei guai" is more "I got in trouble" than "I ended up in trouble". Stated in the present, it's "sono nei guai" (I'm in trouble).

June 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ackworth

Surely ''we are going to " and 'we will' are the same.

October 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Blomeley

They want you to make the distinction that "stare + per" is a common construction that translates to "about to"

December 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/maloewe

Is to "end in trouble" really wrong?

January 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sharinglanguage

"We end up in trouble." is not accepted. How would we say "We end up in trouble.", in Italian, then??

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizavetaC13

Hi all. Why not accepted. We are about to finish in trouble, or end in trouble

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenFrommherz

How about 'we are ending up in trouble'?

August 3, 2018
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