“C’est la vie !”

Written by Anthony Lucas, French teacher since 2007

C'est la vie !

Literal translation

“This is the life!”

English equivalence

“That’s life!”

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Explanation / Comment

This French idiom is very famous and is used when you are going through a situation that you don’t like but you can’t change it. The only thing you can do is to accept it as it is. “C’est la vie !


🇫🇷 J’ai fait du mieux que je pouvais mais ça n’a pas suffit … C’est la vie !

🇬🇧 “I did the best I could but it wasn’t enough … That’s life!

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