luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not a luxury

tiyi

New Member
english -UK
hi guys,
so what i'm trying to translate into french is 'luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not a luxury' - its a coco chanel quote

my attempt was
‘le luxe doit être confortable, sinon ce n'est pas un luxe'

its quite difficult to directly translate phrases so any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated

thanks!
 
  • Moon Palace

    Senior Member
    French
    Maybe
    'le luxe se doit d'être douillet, sinon ce n'est pas un luxe'

    (I don't like the idea of translating 'comfortable' by 'confortable'. What is 'confortable' in French is clearly not synonymous with luxury)
     

    phynaert

    Senior Member
    France - French
    Propositions :
    • Il n'y a pas de luxe sans confort
    • Le luxe sans le confort, ce n'est pas du luxe
    By the way, I tried to search for original version of this quote of Coco Chanel, but could only find this one :
    « le luxe, ce n’est pas le contraire de la pauvreté, mais celui de la vulgarité ». :confused:
     
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