living

living
living [{{t}}'lɪvɪŋ]
1 noun
(a) (livelihood) vie f;
I have to work for a living je suis obligé de travailler pour vivre;
what do you do for a living? qu'est-ce que vous faites dans la vie?;
to write for a living vivre de sa plume;
she made a (good) living as a pianist elle gagnait (bien) sa vie comme pianiste;
to make a living gagner sa vie;
you can't make a decent living in this business on gagne mal sa vie ou on a du mal à gagner sa vie dans ce métier
(b) (life, lifestyle) vie f;
come to California where the living is easy venez en Californie, la vie y est facile;
plain living la vie simple
(c) {{}}British{{}} {{}}Religion{{}} bénéfice m
2 adjective
(alive) vivant;
the study of living organisms l'étude des organismes vivants;
he has no living relatives il n'a plus de famille;
who's the greatest living boxer? quel est le plus grand boxeur vivant?;
while she was living de son vivant;
it was the worst storm in living memory de mémoire d'homme on n'avait jamais vu une tempête aussi violente;
I didn't see a living soul je n'ai pas vu âme qui vive;
she's living proof that the treatment works elle est la preuve vivante que le traitement est efficace;
they made her life a living hell ils lui ont rendu la vie infernale;
the living dead les morts mpl vivants;
living death vie f de souffrances;
his life became a living death sa vie ne fut plus qu'une longue souffrance
3 plural noun
the living les vivants mpl
4 compound-forming noun
(conditions) de vie
►► living allowance indemnité f de séjour;
living area aire f de séjour;
the living area is separated from the bedrooms la partie séjour est séparée des chambres;
{{}}Finance{{}} living expenses indemnité f de séjour;
living quarters (for servants) logements mpl; (on ship) partie f habitée;
these are the crew's living quarters ce sont les quartiers de l'équipage;
{{}}Geology{{}} the living rock la roche non exploitée;
sculpted from the living rock taillé à même le roc;
living room
1 noun
(salle f de) séjour m
2 compound-forming noun
du salon;
living space espace m vital;
living standards niveau m de vie;
living thing être m vivant;
a living wage le minimum vital;
£400 a month isn't a living wage on ne peut pas vivre avec 400 livres par mois;
living will = testament dans lequel le testataire exprime sa volonté de ne pas être maintenu en vie artificiellement s'il sombre dans un état végétatif irréversible à la suite d'une maladie ou d'un accident

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