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"Speriamo di arrivare in tempo."

Translation:We hope we arrive in time.

December 5, 2014



What about "We hope to arrive on time."?

Is "On time" perfectly wrong?

February 26, 2015


There is a small difference between "on time" and "in time." I look at it as the difference between these two situations:

"My wife is going into labor - I hope we get to the hospital in time!" (There's no specific time you need to get to the hospital, but you need to get there BEFORE something else happens.)

"Uh oh, it's already 7:45 - I hope I can get to work on time." (Assuming you need to be at work by 8:00, there's a specific time that is considered "on time".)

March 8, 2015


Thank you for your precisions! I hope that I will remember it!

March 9, 2015


I like your explanation. on this thread no one has written how one would say "arrive ON time" in Italian, do you know?

November 6, 2015


I looked a number of places, and in tempo also is used for "on time". Also in orario

January 24, 2017


thank you!

January 25, 2017


“Let’s hope we arrive on time.” is now accepted.

January 13, 2019


Also, We hope to arrive in time.

December 30, 2014


I think "We hope we'll arrive in time" should be accepted. What do others think?

December 5, 2014


Why is "di arrivare" not abbreviated to "d'arrivare"?

September 4, 2016


Does "sul tempo" work as the equivalent of "on time" in Italian?

August 12, 2015


If the correct translation is "in time," what is the correct translation for "We hope to arrive on time."?

August 31, 2015


I'm not a native speaker, but I believe this would be "Speriamo di arrivare in orario".

November 13, 2015


sul tempo means 'about the time/weather' like in 'we discuss about the weather'

August 25, 2017


"On time" makes perfect sense in this context

August 21, 2016


"We wish to arrive in time" was rejected. I interpreted speriamo as it is interpreted in spero che, I wish that.

July 26, 2018


'to wish' = desiderare
'to hope' = sperare
They can be synonyms from time to time but there is no reason no to use a literal translation.

July 26, 2018
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