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    ну надо же!

    Is there another way in English to say "ну надо же!" except "you don't say so!" ?

    Например, если я увидела что-то необычное (а не услышала от кого-то).
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    Re: ну надо же!

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Is there another way in English to say "ну надо же!" except "you don't say so!" ?

    Например, если я увидела что-то необычное (а не услышала от кого-то).
    Maybe: Well, of all things!
    надо же! of all things!
    Collins Russian Dictionary 144 (2003)
    of all things From all the possibilities
    . . . generally expressing surprise
    The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms 449 (1997)
    http://books.google.com/books?id=9re1vf ... 1MWE&hl=en
    When she was particularly astonished by something, I vividly remember her clasping her hand loosely at her neck and saying, "well, of all things!"
    http://www.ofallthings.com/index.cfm?fu ... home.about

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    "Well I never!"

    I think it's more common than "well, of all things!"

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