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That's Life

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by Da Venere, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Da Venere New Member

    Ciao - I'm trying to figure out how to say "That's life" in Italian. I don't know if it's a literal translation rather than an idiomatic saying. If someone can help, I would appreciate it! Grazie mille!
     
  2. max63 Senior Member

    Milan
    Italy, Italian
    "Così è la vita" can be good translation, or "E' la vita"
    Bye

    Max
     
  3. Da Venere New Member

    Grazie, Max!
     
  4. Ivan68 Junior Member

    Phuket, Thailand
    Italy - living in Thailand
    I have to say that many Italians in this case use "c'est la vie" a French expression rather than "Cosi e' la vita" or "E' La vita"
     
  5. ElaineG

    ElaineG Senior Member

    Brooklyn NY
    USA/English
    As do many Americans!
     
  6. Ivan68 Junior Member

    Phuket, Thailand
    Italy - living in Thailand
    I have actually several American friends here, they do not use French words and do not order french fries, I am with them 100%, even if I am not agree on every step moved by Mr. B
     
  7. ElaineG

    ElaineG Senior Member

    Brooklyn NY
    USA/English
    Hmmm. Interesting attitude. That little trendlet seems to have died out completely in the United States, to the extent it ever got started.

    C'est la vie is alive and well in this part of the world.
     
  8. Ivan68 Junior Member

    Phuket, Thailand
    Italy - living in Thailand
    Thanks for your corrections ;) I actually like Frenchies, they taste like chicken. (Annibal the cannibal) cheers!
     
  9. MIKY06 New Member

    ITALIA
    hi, IN ITALIANO POTRESTI DIRE "COSI' é LA VITA!"
    BYE:)

    OPPURE QUESTA é LA VITA!
     
  10. b2b

    b2b Senior Member

    Perché scrivere in maiuscolo e con gli accenti sbagliati... ;)

    Ciao
     
  11. **ellie** Senior Member

    Italy, Forlì
    Italian-Italy
    I agre with Miky, "questa è la vita" seems to be the best one!
     
  12. Sally Stier New Member

    United States English
    How to express C'est la vie! That's life! in Italian
     
  13. fitter.happier

    fitter.happier Senior Member

    Naples, Italy
    Italian
    Right now I can just think of three ways of saying "that's life!":

    È la vita!
    Così è la vita!
    Così va la vita! (probably less common than the other two)
     

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