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Statements of uncertainty?

You aren’t short of options in French either, here are a bunch that come to my mind. I’m sure others will contribute many more:

  • Pour moi, …
  • En ce qui me concerne, …
  • Ce que j’en dis, c’est que…
  • Je me trompe/plante peut-être, mais…
  • Il me semble que…
  • À mon avis…
  • De ce que j’en sais, …

Some more :

  • “Moi, je dirais que…” or just “Je dirais que…”
  • “Si tu veux mon avis, …” / “Si vous voulez mon avis, …”

And the very casual (made famous by Coluche if I’m not wrong)

  • “Moi, je dis ça, je dis rien, mais…”

I would add "Pour autant que je sache" to the possible equivalents of "As far as I know".
Some people could opt to omit the "pour", although to me it sounds a bit more formal.

As far as I know, the 64-bit version is not yet available.

Pour autant que je sache, la version 64-bits n’est pas encore disponible.

My life, as far as I know, is far from over !

Ma vie, autant que je sache, est loin d’être terminée !

There’s also a related form of "il me semble que", which is "semble-t-il". It can be thought more or less as a translation of "it seems".

Few people, it seems, are brave enough to…

Peu de gens, semble-t-il, sont suffisamment courageux pour…

I also personally use it to begin sentences :

It seems that they already got married.

Semble-t-il qu’ils se soient déjà marriés.

In this case, it is a bit more detached than "Il me semble que" : it puts on emphasis on the fact and enounces it as more of a general "truth" rather than your personal knowledge.

There’s also a last one which I am particularly fond of, and which seems quite old, and that is "m’est avis que". It is a bit familiar so use it as an oral-only construction.

In my opinion, the facebook stock is grossly overvalued.

M’est avis que les actions facebook sont largement surévaluées.


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