Übersetzung von “life” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


nounlife /laɪf/ ( plural lives )
the period of time between sb's birth and the present time or their death
vie feminine

She had a long and happy life.
Elle a eu une vie longue et heureuse.

I've spent my whole life working toward this day.
J'ai passé toute ma vie à travailler en prévision de ce jour.
≠death; the state or condition of being alive
vie feminine

a life or death situation
une situation cruciale

People's lives are at risk.
Les vies des personnes sont menacées.
save sb's life
to prevent sb from dying
sauver la vie de qqn
take sb's life
to kill sb
ôter la vie à qqn
lose your life
to die
perdre la vie
living people, animals, plants, etc.
vie feminine

Will there be life on earth in 5,000 years?
Y aura-t-il la vie sur terre dans 5 000 ans ?
a way of living
vie feminine

He leads such a hectic life.
Il mène une vie si trépidante.

the life of an academic
la vie d'un universitaire
way of life
mode de vie

the American way of life
le mode de vie américain
the period sb continues to be alive or sth lasts
durée feminine de vie

the average life of a car battery
la durée de vie moyenne d'une batterie de voiture
energy and excitement
vie feminine

He was always so full of life.
Il était toujours si plein de vie.
bring/come to life
to become or make sth more real or more exciting
rendre vivant/-ante

a great teacher who could bring history to life
un excellent professeur qui pouvait rendre vivante l'histoire
that's life
indicates you think a situation cannot be changed and must be accepted
c'est la vie

I know it seems unfair, but that's life.
Je sais que ça semble injuste mais c'est la vie.
; see also real 3.

(Übersetzung von “life” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /laif/ (plural lives /laivz/)

the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead

Doctors are fighting to save the child’s life.

the period between birth and death

He had a long and happy life.


She was full of life and energy.

a manner of living

vie, existence
She lived a life of ease and idleness.

the period during which any particular state exists

He had many different jobs during his working life.

living things

It is now believed that there may be life on Mars
animal life.

the story of a life

He has written a life of Churchill.

life imprisonment

à vie
He was given life for murder.
lifeless adjective


sans vie
A lifeless body was found in the canal.

not lively; uninteresting

sans vigueur
The actress gave a disappointingly lifeless performance.
lifelike adjective

like a living person, animal etc

The statue was very lifelike
a lifelike portrait.
life-and-death adjective

serious and deciding between life and death

à mort
a life-and-death struggle.
lifebelt noun

a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.

bouée/gilet de sauvetage
lifeboat noun

a boat for saving shipwrecked people.

canot de sauvetage
lifebuoy noun

a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.

bouée de sauvetage
life cycle noun

the various stages through which a living thing passes

cycle de vie
the life cycle of the snail.
life expectancy

the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.

espérance de vie
lifeguard noun

a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.

surveillant/-ante de plage
life jacket noun

a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat

an inflatable life jacket.

gilet de sauvetage
an inflatable life jacket.
lifeline noun

a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.

corde d’assurance
lifelong adjective

lasting the whole length of a life

de toujours
a lifelong friendship.
life-saving noun

the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning

secourisme, sauvetage
The boy is being taught life-saving.
life-size(d) adjective, adverb

(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original

grandeur nature
a life-sized statue.
lifetime noun

the period of a person’s life

He saw many changes in his lifetime.
as large as life

in person; actually

en personne
I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life

to make lively or interesting

rendre vivant
His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life

to become lively or interesting

commencer à s’animer
The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life

until death

pour toujours
They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party

a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.

not for the life of me

not even if it was necessary in order to save my life

absolument pas
I couldn’t for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!

certainly not!

jamais de la vie
‘Will you get married?’ ‘Not on your life!’
take life

to kill

It is a sin to take life.
take one’s life

to kill oneself.

se suicider
take one’s life in one’s hands

to take the risk of being killed

You’re taking your life in your hands if you climb up that rickety old ladder.

risquer sa vie
You’re taking your life in your hands if you climb up that rickety old ladder.
to the life

exactly (like)

à s’y méprendre
When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.

(Übersetzung von “life” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)