La speranza è l’ultima a morire

La speranza è l’ultima a morire in Italian

La speranza è l’ultima a morire
Hope springs eternal

Literal translationHope is the last to die
MeaningPeople hold onto hope until the very end
IPA pronunciation/la speˈrant͡sa ɛ ˈlultima a moˈriːre/

Where does this come from? This proverb comes from the Greek myth of Pandora’s box. Pandora gets curious and opens up a jar belonging to her husband. When the jar is opened, all the evils of humanity come out. Hope is the last entity to come out of the jar after all the other evils.

evil gets out of Pandora's box - meaning of la speranza è l'ultima a morire

For example, you can say…

Luca è un inguaribile ottimista. La speranza è davvero l’ultima a morire.
Luca is an incurable optimist. Hope truly springs eternal.

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