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  1. charlieflola Junior Member

    Bordeaux, France
    England, English
    Bonjour!

    Comment on dit Alors on tend la main et on se retrouve fou en anglais ?
    Ma tentive : When we hold out our hands and we find ourselves mad

    Merci!
     
  2. catheng Senior Member

    France; Français
    Some context is required to help .....
     
  3. charlieflola Junior Member

    Bordeaux, France
    England, English
    It's a song lyric, the full verse is

    On me dit que le destin se moque bien de nous,
    Qu’il ne nous donne rien et qu’il nous promet tout.
    Parais qu’le bonheur est à portée de main,
    Alors on tend la main et on se retrouve fou

    I've translated the rest as:

    They tell me that fate flouts us,
    That it gives us nothing and promises us everything
    It seems that happiness is at your fingertips
    When we hold out our hands and we find ourselves mad
     
  4. mally pense

    mally pense Senior Member

    Cheshire, England
    England, UK English
    Indeed, more context please, though "we find ourselves mad" is a possibility. One thing, "Alors" is not going to be "When", it's more likely to be "So".
     
  5. mally pense

    mally pense Senior Member

    Cheshire, England
    England, UK English
    Ah, Quelqu'un m'a dit. I think "we find ourselves mad" (or crazy?) works OK here.
     

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