c'est la vie


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c'est la vie

(sɛ la vi)
that's life

c'est la vie

(sɛ la ˈvi)
French.
that's life; such is life.

c'est la vie

A French phrase meaning that’s life, used to comment philosophically on a reverse or disappointment.
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To Philip it seemed crude and stupid; the naive obscenity--c'est la vie, mon cher, c'est la vie, he cried--the naive obscenity served only to emphasise the conventionality of the anecdote.
Nous allons remercier la LONACI toute la vie, car l'eau c'est la vie'', a rencheri le porte-parole des beneficiaires, Bamba Adama.
REWARD: Valerie Piquer of C'est La Vie Cafe treats the the Commercial Street site workers to some celebratory cake.
C'est la vie, le quotidien des joueurs, mais je le trouve a l'aise et, a moi, il ne m'a rien dit", a ajoute Zidane.
J'aurais bien aime l'ecrire pour une autre raison mais c'est la vie et c'est aussi la volonte des politiciens.
There was even room for the 1999 Thank ABBA for the Music Brit Awards medley and of course C'est La Vie, which also included a brief segue into Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl.
He had visited the French port to have his yacht, the Rustler 36 C'est La Vie, refitted with a new mast and rigging.
The girls - who recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of their smash hit C'est La Vie - said organising a whole tour from scratch and then playing several concert dates would mean they'd be away from their children for a long time.
I am who I am and I will do whatever pleases me Deal with it C'est la vie.'
"Peter Andre's Mysterious Girl, 5ive's Keep On Movin' and B*Witched's C'Est La Vie are just some of the iconic anthems that generations will be able to enjoy at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham.
C'est la vie" - Andy Robertson TOP TWEET What happened on 15 @TheMasters yesterday was unfortunate for me and it hurt but I tried to handle it like a Masters Champion should.
That means the crowd can expect a rather marvellous non-stop (S Club) party with hits including Mysterious Girl, If Ya Gettin' Down, C'est La Vie, Don't Stop Movin', Stay Another Day (and loads, loads more) all having the potential to make the setlist.