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il fait bon vivre adv.
life is enjoyable

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
life was enjoyable
a great place to live
to be on good terms with sb
to live in Cuba
to live in Greece
to live in Cyprus
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   (=résider)   to live  
J'aimerais vivre à l'étranger.      I'd like to live abroad.  
Je vis en Écosse.      I live in Scotland.  
Il vit chez ses parents.      He lives with his parents.  
Il a vécu à Paris pendant dix ans.      He lived in Paris for ten years.  
   (=être vivant)   to be alive  
Et ton grand-père? Il vit encore?      What about your grandfather? Is he still alive?  
avoir vécu, Ce régime a vécu.      This regime has had its day.  
   (=exister, mener son existence)   to live  
vivre longtemps      to live a long time  
vivre avec qn      to live with sb  
On vit de plus en plus longtemps.      People are living longer and longer.  
se laisser vivre      to let o.s. go  
ne plus vivre      (=être anxieux)   to live on one's nerves  
avoir vécu        (eu une vie aventureuse)    to have seen life  
Il a vécu.      He has seen life.  
   (=subsister)   to live  
Ils avaient à peine de quoi vivre.      They had barely enough to live on.  
faire vivre qn      to provide for sb  
vivre de        [+salaire, allocations]   to live on  
vivre mal      (=chichement)   to have a meagre existence  
     [+vie]   to live  
to go through  
to spend  
Ils y ont vécu des jours heureux.      They spent some happy times there.  
mal vivre qch      to take sth hard  
Il a très mal vécu son licenciement.      He took his redundancy very hard.  
     (autres locutions)    être facile à vivre      to be easy to get on with  
vivre sa vie      to get on with one's life  
le vivre et le logement      board and lodging  
      nmpl   provisions, food supplies  

      nm inv  
le savoir-vivre      good manners  
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

vivres, vive, vivrier, viveur

"bon vivre": examples and translations in context
Autrement, à quoi bon vivre ? It has to be. Otherwise, what's the point of living?
A quoi bon vivre comme un monstre ? What's the point of living if you can't be beautiful?
La Bourgogne, terre d'arts et de bon vivre. Burgundy, land of great art and good living.
À quoi bon vivre sans amour ? What's the point of living if nobody loves you?
Si tu dis vrai, à quoi bon vivre ? If that's true, what's the point of living?
Il ne fait pas bon vivre en enfer. "Hell" being the operative word, as in I live there and it sucks.
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