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quelle surprise

A French phrase that means "what a surprise." Often said sarcastically. A: "Ruth isn't coming tonight? Quelle surprise." B: "I know, she's ditched us at the last minute once again."
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Elle s'est d'abord mise a cuisiner, un domaine connu quelle maitrisait deja bien.
Quelle, which is now owned by multichannel retailer group Otto, will focus on the retail of electronic goods and household appliances.
Mit der ersten Perspektive werden die einzelnen Kapitel zu jeder Quelle eroffnet.
GBS+QLS, previously owned by La Poste Suisse with 51% and Quelle with 49%, has been facing financial difficulties since Quelle was placed under receivership in July.
Cours intensif sur le paysage - La ville avance, la campagne recule: vers quelle ruralite?
Essen-based Arcandor operates Germany's chain of Karstadt department stores and the Quelle mail-order business, and has a controlling stake in the travel group Thomas Cook.
MICHAEL FENTON, runner-up in last Sunday's German Oaks on Andreas Wohler's Dominante, rides Quelle Amore for the same trainer in the Listed BMW Sachsen-Preis at Dresden today, writes David Conolly-Smith.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-19 October 2006-Jacada announces agreement with Quelle.
The Wertheim family heirs recently won a court case that awarded them ownership of one of four properties in dispute with leading German retail company Karstadt Quelle AG.
Such a shame then, that arguably the most beautiful contestant was told she had a dubious future in the industry because she was, quelle horreur, a size 12.
L'innovation est la cle de la diversification et du developpement quelle que soit l'industrie, y compris chez les entreprises axees sur les ressources, qui dominent dans notre region, declare, M.
Malvasia's prose is surely the harder to translate, as suggested for example by the typically tortuous line: "Ne rammentare gia qui vogl'io la irragionevole golosita di quel gatto da quelle finte carni deluso, quando l'unghie anch'ei stendendovi, altro non ne ricavo che confusione .
When Diamant Quelle in Schwollen decided that it was time to build a completely new plant with a completely newly drilled well, new production facilities and a new bottling line in a forest near Thalfang, they contracted Krones for the entire production and bottling plant.
Enter the Q source (from Quelle, German for source).
This May 17, TSAI MING-LIANG's fifth feature film, Et la-bas, quelle heure est-il?