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un de ces quatre

“Un de ces quatre” is a French expression that translates literally to “one of these four”. This is an expression which has meaning that’s impossible to guess. English translations including the following:

  • one of these days
  • soon
  • in the hear future

French-to-French translations include in un de ces jours and bientôt, or one of these days and soon.

Here’s an example sentence:

  • On se fait un bouffe un de ces quatre? Shall we do a meal together one of these days?

Another French expression that equates to un de ces quatre is: “à un moment ou à un autre”, which means at some point or another.

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