E capirai

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by mieleus, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. mieleus Senior Member

    Norway
    italian
    Context: sarcastic.

    Grazie
    Simonetta
     
  2. mimitabby

    mimitabby Senior Member

    seattle
    usa, english
    you'll understand! YOu'll figure it out.
     
  3. lsp

    lsp Senior Member

    NY
    US, English
    Again, there are some great pithy sarcastic comebacks like "capirai" in English, too, but your context for a catchall expression like this is too narrow.
     
  4. mieleus Senior Member

    Norway
    italian
    More context: it means that it's taken for granted what was said before, because the character that spoke earlier has a very strong identity and we can almost predict what his answer will be like.
    :)
    Grazie
    Simonetta
     
  5. Jelsah

    Jelsah Senior Member

    Naples
    British English
    We never got context for this one from 2005 but I was wondering how about "yeah, right.....big deal!" in the sense of what you are saying is obvious and there are many aspects you underestimate or don't mention.....
    I don't have a specific context myself but I hear the expression frequently in spoken Italian and wondered if we could find a good rendering for most times...

    Are there any native Italians who can confirm if I have got the gist of "capirai...."

    Jelsah:)
     
  6. longplay Banned

    italian
    Confermerei il big deal ! di :) Jelsah.
     
  7. Jelsah

    Jelsah Senior Member

    Naples
    British English
    Thanks Longplay! :cool:Together we will succeed!! So big deal it is....:)
     

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