What is the meaning of C’est la vie?
The idiomatic French expression c’est la vie means that’s life in English. C’est la vieis a French phrase that is especially common among English speakers.If you’re complaining about something, someone can say “c’est la vie” which means “ok, but there is nothing you can do against it”.
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Je ne peux pas aller à sa fête samedi, j’ai du travail. C’est la vie!: I can’t go to her party on Saturday, I’ve got to work. C’est la vie!Elle a perdu son travail et sa maison le même jour. C’est la vie!: She lost her job and her home the same day. That’s life!Il n’y a rien à faire. C’est la vie!: There’s nothing to be done. C’est la vie!Ah tu dois partir? J’aurais aimé parlé plus longuement mais tu as du travail, c’est la vie! : Ah you must leave? I would like to go on considerable length discussings, but that’s life!
How to pronounce “c’est la vie”?
In French, the expression C’est la vie is pronounced /se.la.vi/.
/s/ sound:Place the tip of your tongue lightly against the ridge behind your upper teeth but do not touch the teeth. As you push air out of your mouth, squeeze the air between the tip of your tongue and the top of your mouth. Do not vibrate your vocal cords as you make this sound./e/ sound: The tongue is forward in the mouth, the tip of the tongue is against the lower teeth and the lips are unrounded./l/ sound:The tip of your tongue should touch the top of your mouth, behind your teeth. Vibrate your vocal cords and let the airflow around the sides of your tongue.
/a/ sound:Your mouth is more open and the tip of the tongue is forward./v/ sound: Place the bottom edges of your upper teeth against the inside of your lower lip. Vibrate your vocal cords, and push air out of your mouth, forcing it between your teeth and lower lip./i/ sound:Your tongue should touch the front lower teeth. Your lips should be tensed, and the corners of your mouth slightly stretched apart. Your lips should only be slightly open. Your vocal cords vibrate.
In addition, the letter -e is not pronounced.
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