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al fin y al cabo
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. after all
Es normal que se alegren de volver a verse. Al fin y al cabo, tu primo y tú pasaron todos los veranos de la infancia juntos.It's only natural that you're happy to see each other again. After all, you and your cousin spent every summer together in your childhood.
b. in the end
Al fin y al cabo, ¿quién te cuida cuando estás malito? ¡Pues claro, tus papás!In the end, who looks after you when you're ill? Your parents, of course!
c. at the end of the day
Al fin y al cabo, aprobó el examen. Y eso es lo que cuenta.At the end of the day, she passed the exam. And that's what counts.
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