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The French quote "On ne sait jamais"

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French to English translation

  • Translation : You never know

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Pronunciation guide



  • IPA : / ɔ̃ nə sɛ ʒamɛ /

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Amis d'école

School friends

Un matin, Joe a décidé de prendre un café au bar.
One morning, Joe decided to have a coffee at the bar.
Il entre dans le bar, commande et regarde autour de lui...
He walks into the bar, orders and looks around...
A l'une des tables, il aperçoit son ancienne amie d'école, Ellen.
At one of the tables, he sees his former friend from school, Ellen.
Il paye pour le café et se dirige vers la table où Ellen est assise.
He pays for the coffee and walks toward the table where Ellen is sitting.
JoeExcuse-moi... Ellen ? C'est toi ? Ça fait tellement longtemps !
Excuse me... Ellen? It's you? It's been so long!
EllenJoe !? Qu'est-ce que tu fais ici ?
Joe? What are you doing here?


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