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joie de vivre

This page is about the idiom joie de vivre


If you have joie de vivre, you feel the joy of living.

For example

  • People loved her because of her joie de vivre and the fact that she was such great fun to be with.

  • A positive, easy-going attitude seems to go hand-in-hand with a natural joie de vivre.

This phrase is borrowed from French and can be translated as "joy of life".

Quick Quiz

My friend Lizzie has real joie de vivre, so

a. she's usually very happy

b. she often gets sick

c. her moods change a lot
a) she's usually very happy b) she often gets sick c) her moods change a lot

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