[person] vivant (e) , en vie
→ the most famous living poet
→ I have no living relatives.
within living memory de mémoire d'homme
→ These are the worst storms to hit the island within living memory.
What does she do for a living? Qu'est-ce qu'elle fait dans la vie?
→ What did your father do for a living?
to earn one's living, to earn a living gagner sa vie
I never expected to earn my living as an artist. Je ne m'attendais pas du tout à gagner ma vie comme artiste.
to make one's living, to make a living gagner de quoi vivre
He couldn't make a living as a writer. Il ne pouvait pas gagner de quoi vivre comme écrivain.
→ He couldn't make a living as a writer so he returned to teaching.
(=way of life) vie f
the stresses of urban living le stress de la vie urbaine
healthy living, She's a model of healthy living. C'est un modèle de vie saine.
→ Olivia has always been a model of healthy living.
npl the living les vivants mpl → The young man is dead. We have only to consider the living.
cost of living
n coût m de la vie
→ The cost of living has increased dramatically ...
→ Companies are moving jobs to towns with a lower cost of living.
n indemnité f de vie chère
→ a 6 percent raise, called cost of living adjustment
n indemnité f de vie chère
n augmentation f de salaire indexée sur le coût de la vie
→ cost-of-living increases which have been granted to city workers
n indice m du coût de la vie
n grande vie f
npl conditions fpl de vie
→ Education is the key to helping to improve people's living conditions.
npl frais mpl de subsistance
→ Work out your monthly mortgage, running costs and living expenses.
→ Her income just covers her living expenses and she has not been able to build up any savings.
[+theory, fact] preuve f vivante
→ He is living proof of Sigmund Freud's thesis
I'm living proof that marriage is good for you. Je suis la preuve vivante que le mariage est bon pour la santé.
npl quartiers mpl
n salle f de séjour, salon m
→ We were sitting on the couch in the living room watching TV.
npl niveau m de vie
→ People's living standards have gone down.
→ Critics say his reforms have caused the fall in living standards.
to improve living standards améliorer le niveau de vie
→ Cheaper housing would vastly improve the living standards of ordinary people ...
n salaire m permettant de vivre
They were asking for a living wage. Ils demandaient un salaire permettant de vivre.
→ People should have a decent living wage
to pay a living wage
[employer] payer un salaire décent
→ Aston Martin paid 40 people a living wage for a whole year
to earn a living wage
[worker] gagner de quoi vivre
→ this year he will be lucky to earn a living wage
→ Many farmers have to depend on subsidies to make a living wage.
n testament m de vie, testament m biologique
→ she got them to draw up a `living will" - spelling out her final requests.
standard of living
n niveau m de vie
→ We'll continue to fight for a decent standard of living for our members.