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"You never know!"

Translation:On ne sait jamais !

November 17, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UBGpGgRa

why the impersonal here as you not we or one. one was always acceptable in the old days. Has french changed so much as to only allowed rarely now. old days 50 years ago when i studied french


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

It is a generic "you". What happens to the world tomorrow? - You never know!

That doesn't mean you per se, but everyone, we or the all embracing "one" → on, hence the translation On ne sait jamais !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jasonsu21

I thought "on" normally represents "we", non? Merci


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiset1
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How can I possibly justify changing "you" to "we" when I do know but the other person doesn't?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hallie21

Can't you also say 'on sait jamais'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geoffrey878583

There must be a more common way of conveying this idea, no?

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