Dio ce ne scampi e liberi

Garbo

Senior Member
English - USA
One source says Dio ce ne scampi e liberi means God help us! Another source says it means God forbid!

Can anyone help to clarify this for me?

Grazie
Garbo
 
  • lsp

    Senior Member
    NY
    US, English
    God help us! and God forbid! can be used in the same way.

    A: Tomorrow the temperature will soar until it feels like it is over 43°.
    B: God help us! / God forbid!
     

    turkjey5

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    How is scampare being used? Like a transitive verb: may God cause, allow us to escape?
    Grazie mille!
     
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