No. The first sentence is correct. The best you could do to change it is "Surprisingly, we did not know they were waiting." "Little did we know" indicates surprise.
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I have this inverted sentence ''Little did we know that they were waiting.''
If I am going to turn it into a normal sentence, is it right to say ''We know little that they were waiting''?
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Or We had no idea that they were waiting.