Qui sait ce qui nous attend ?

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by andredrea, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. andredrea Junior Member

    French
    Hello,
    i would like to know how i can say: "qui sait ce qui nous attend ?" and i think i have ever seen this expression: "who knows what lies ahead ?" but i'm not sure. If so, is it ordinary ? Thank you.
     
  2. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

    USA English
    It sounds perfectly natural to me. :thumbsup:
     
  3. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Also possible:

    Who knows what is in store for us?​
     
  4. Ephiros

    Ephiros Junior Member

    Drôme, France
    Français - French
    Who know how it's going for us ?
     
  5. moustic Senior Member

    near Limoges
    British English
    Or:
    ... who knows what the future holds for us?

    @ Ephiros - your suggestion doesn't quite fit.
    You are asking: who knows about our present situation?
    Andreadrea question is about an uncertain future.
     
  6. Ephiros

    Ephiros Junior Member

    Drôme, France
    Français - French
    @moustic
    I edited my post, is it good now ?
     
  7. misterk Moderator

    Boston
    English-American
    Perhaps: Who knows what awaits us?
     
  8. Outsider Senior Member

    Portuguese (Portugal)
    Or who knows what tomorrow brings, like in the song.
     
  9. Enquiring Mind

    Enquiring Mind Senior Member

    UK/Česká republika
    English - the Queen's
    Or "Who knows what's round the corner (for us)?"
     
  10. Transfer_02 Senior Member

    Espoo, Finland
    English - British
    Or, "Who knows what the future is made of?"
     
  11. Enquiring Mind

    Enquiring Mind Senior Member

    UK/Česká republika
    English - the Queen's
    Or "Who knows what's in the tea-leaves?"
    "Who knows what the tea-leaves say?"
    "Who can read the runes?"
    "Who knows what fate has in store for us?"
    "Who knows what tomorrow brings?"
    "Who knows what tomorrow will bring?"
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  12. andredrea Junior Member

    French
    Hello, thank everybody ! I would like to use this expression in this sentence ( For example ): « If this mad man come with us to the party, who knows what lies ahead ? » ! Thanks again.
     
  13. moustic Senior Member

    near Limoges
    British English
    « If this mad man comes with us to the party, who knows what lies ahead ? »

    OK, but in this case something like "who knows what might happen" would be more appropriate.
     
  14. andredrea Junior Member

    French
    Aah that's a careless mistake. Ok thanks so, can you make a sentence with: « who knows what lies ahead ? » to understand ? Please
     
  15. misterk Moderator

    Boston
    English-American
    Some examples:
    We have come this far, but who knows what lies ahead?
    The brave men walk through the swamp, fighting off mosquitoes and alligators. But who knows what lies ahead?
     
  16. andredrea Junior Member

    French
    Ok thanksssss !
     

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