joie de vivre

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French joie de vivre(literally joy of living).

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Noun[edit]

joie de vivre ‎(uncountable)

  1. Enjoyment of living; happiness, ebullience, zest for life.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒwa d(ə) vivʁ/

Noun[edit]

joie de vivre f ‎(uncountable)

  1. joie de vivre, zest for life
    • 2005, Gilles Asselin; Ruth Mastron; Marianne Seïte-Karner (translator), Français-Américains: ces différences qui nous rapprochent, Alban Editions, page 304:
      Apprenez à apprécier la joie de vivre française.
      Learn to appreciate the French joie de vivre.