What is "lust for life"' directly translated to french?

I tried google translate and got "soif de vie" but soif translate to thirst, rather than lust. When I tried translate the phrase word by word I came up with "luxure pour vivre". What would be the proper/closest translation?

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  • Tangi
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    1 year ago
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    It's actually "soif de vivre" or "joie de vivre".

    Languages often don't translate literally, and that's particularly true for idiomatic expressions.

    That's a good thing because if you hear someone say "Il pleut des hallebardes", you now know that it doesn't necessarily literally means that it's raining halberds.

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  • 1 year ago

    Soif de vivre is good and too, joie de vivre, désir de vivre.


    _ J'ai soif de vivre

    _ J'ai la joie de vivre.

    _ J'ai le désir de vivre

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  • 1 year ago

    Some sayings don't translate directly. I think the closest French saying would be "joie de vivre" (but maybe there's a better one, my French is limited).

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