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English translation: What will be, will be

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19:52 Dec 5, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: Que sera sera
Dans le berceau d\'un vieux château
Une promesse vient d\'arriver
Une princesse toute étonnée
A qui l\'on aime chanter

Que sera, sera
Demain n\'est jamais certain
Laissons l\'avenir venir
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be

On vit grandir et puis rêver
La jeune fille qui demandait
Dis-moi ma mie si j\'aimerai
Et sa maman disait

Quand à l\'amant de ses amours
La demoiselle lui demanda
M\'es-tu fidèle jusqu\'à toujours
Et le garçon chantait

Quand elle chanta à son enfant
Dans un sourire, cet air charmant
C\'est pour lui dire que dans la vie
Rien n\'est jamais fini
THAI
English translation:What will be, will be
Explanation:
Not sure if you want a translation of the French back into English or the original English words of the song. If the latter, they are:

Que Sera, Sera - What will be, will be.

Que Sera, Sera
When I was just a little girl,
I asked my mother, "What will I be?
Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?"
Here's what she said to me:
Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will be.
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera,
What will be, will be.
When I was just a child in school,
I asked my teacher, "What shall I try?
Should I paint pictures?
Should I sing songs?"
This was her wise reply:
Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will be.
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera,
What will be, will be.
When I grew up and fell in love,
I asked my lover, "What lies ahead?
Will we have rainbows day after day?"
Here's what my lover said:
Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will be.
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera,
What will be, will be.
Now I have children of my own,
They ask their mother, "What will I be?
Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?"
I tell them tenderly:
Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will be.
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera,
What will be, will be.

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Jack Doughty
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Local time: 19:29
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30 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +12
What will be, will be


Explanation:
Not sure if you want a translation of the French back into English or the original English words of the song. If the latter, they are:

Que Sera, Sera - What will be, will be.

Que Sera, Sera
When I was just a little girl,
I asked my mother, "What will I be?
Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?"
Here's what she said to me:
Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will be.
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera,
What will be, will be.
When I was just a child in school,
I asked my teacher, "What shall I try?
Should I paint pictures?
Should I sing songs?"
This was her wise reply:
Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will be.
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera,
What will be, will be.
When I grew up and fell in love,
I asked my lover, "What lies ahead?
Will we have rainbows day after day?"
Here's what my lover said:
Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will be.
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera,
What will be, will be.
Now I have children of my own,
They ask their mother, "What will I be?
Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?"
I tell them tenderly:
Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will be.
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera,
What will be, will be.




    Reference: http://www.waltm.net/que_sera.htm
Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 28
Grading comment
Graded automatically based on peer agreement. KudoZ.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  athena22
1 hr

agree  reliable: reliable
4 hrs

agree  Attila Piróth: Good job!
5 hrs

agree  sjpereira
9 hrs

agree  Lesley Clayton: We're showing our age here!
9 hrs
  -> You're showing your youth! I'm more into earlier songs like those of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin etc.!

agree  CLS Lexi-tech
9 hrs

agree  Linda Young: great
10 hrs

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: And I remember when Doris Day sang it! (Nikki Scott-Despaigne, born 1962!)
10 hrs

agree  Rita Bandinelli: Eh, gia'!
13 hrs

agree  Kateabc: Well done, Jack!
16 hrs

agree  AndrewBM
10 days

agree  Eva Blanar: Thanks for the complete text. (But "que sera" itself is not French.)
10 days
  -> No, it's Italian. But I like the French version in the question. I have a Spanish version which is not so good.
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