Finally!

Mr.MojoRisin'

Member
English - Canada
Finally means "at the end of a long wait." For example, you're waiting an inordinate amount of time for a delayed plane to depart. When the airplane eventually takes off, you're overjoyed and exclaim "Finally!" I was wondering how Filipinos say finally in this context. Thank you for your attention to this matter. I look forward to your response.
 
  • DotterKat

    Moderator
    English (American)
    Though not literally saying "finally", a related sentiment is expressed by the formulation Ay salamat + (the fact for which you are grateful).

    Ay salamat, nakalipad na tayo (Oh, thank goodness we have departed).

    For greater emphasis, you can combine ay salamat and sa wakas.

    Ay salamat, sa wakas nakalipad na tayo
    (Oh, thank goodness we have finally departed).
     
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