enfin

Definition: (adv) - at last, finally

Enfin seuls ! - Alone at last!

Elle y est enfin arrivée - She has finally succeeded

(interjection) - well, at least, let's say, all in all, in a word, I mean

Il est intelligent, enfin, malin - He's smart, or at least shrewd

J'ai perdu mes clés, quelqu'un m'a volé la voiture, j'ai été viré ; enfin, pas une bonne journée - I lost my keys, someone stole my car, I got fired; all in all, not a good day

J'en veux deux, enfin, trois - I'd like two, I mean three of them

In informal speech, enfin is often abbreviated to a single syllable: 'fin

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Pronunciation: [a(n) feh(n)]