living [ˈlɪvɪŋ]
1. adjective
• the greatest living pianist le plus grand pianiste vivant
• in living memory de mémoire d'homme
2. noun
   a. ( = livelihood) vie f
• to earn a living as an artist gagner sa vie en tant qu'artiste
• to work for one's living travailler pour gagner sa vie
• what does he do for a living? que fait-il dans la vie ?
   b. ( = way of life) vie f
• healthy living une vie saine
3. plural noun
the living les vivants mpl
4. compounds
► living conditions plural noun conditions fpl de vie
► living expenses plural noun frais mpl de subsistance
► living quarters plural noun quartiers mpl
► living room noun salon m
► living standards plural noun niveau m de vie
► living wage noun
• they were asking for a living wage ils demandaient un salaire décent
• £50 a week isn't a living wage on ne peut pas vivre avec 50 livres par semaine ► living will noun testament m de vie
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['lɪvɪŋ] 1.
1) (livelihood) vie f

to work for a living — travailler pour gagner sa vie

what do you do for a living? — qu'est-ce que vous faites dans la vie?

2) (lifestyle) vie f

loose living — une vie de débauche

3) Religion (incumbency) cure f

the living — (+ v pl) les vivants mpl

adjective vivant

to be living proof of — être la preuve vivante de

a living hell — un véritable enfer

within living memory — de mémoire d'homme

there wasn't a living soul — il n'y avait pas âme qui vive


to be still in the land of the living — être encore de ce monde

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