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bon vivant

noun [C] uk   /ˌbɔ̃ːŋ.vi.ˈvɑ̃ːŋ/ us    /ˌbɑːn.viːˈvɑːnt/ ( plural bons vivants) ( UK also bon viveur,   /ˌbɔ̃ːŋ.vi.ˈvɜːr/    /ˌbɑːn.viːˈvɝː/ ( plural bons viveurs))
a person who enjoys good food and wines and likes going to restaurants and parties
Translations of “bon vivant”
in Chinese (Traditional) 講究飲食和社交的人,喜歡享受的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讲究饮食和社交的人,喜欢享受的人…
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