During 2016 we present one false friend each week.
eventuell (DE) = possible, possibly, perhaps (EN)
eventual/eventually (EN) = schliesslich (DE)
Example – possible (adj.): Always use a formal writing style when corresponding with possible clients.
Example – possibly (adv.): We are possibly the only company in the city that offers customers a full range of services in our field.
Example – perhaps (adv.): Perhaps we should restructure the department.
Example – eventual (adj.): It’s difficult to predict the eventual outcome of the company’s financial situation, but the future doesn’t look very bright.
Example – eventually (adv.): With a lot of practice, you’ll eventually master the present perfect verb tense in English.