One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to convey a fatalistic recognition that future events are out of the speaker's control.
- ‘My only purpose in life is to keep a running total of the lengths, and if I miss a few, que sera sera.’
- ‘The Britons, in contrast, appeared stoic, taking the mentality of que sera sera.’
- ‘My dogbox would not have looked like anyone else's, but then dog drivers are independent types anyway, so que sera sera.’
- ‘It might have been better to wait until there was something resembling actual readable content, but que sera sera.’
Spanish qué será será ‘what will be, will be’, popularized by the 1956 song ‘Que Sera, Sera’.
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