Joie de vivre

Some French words and expressions commonly used in English:

Idée fixe   set idea
Fixation, obsession

Je ne sais quoi   I don’t know what
Used to indicate a certain something

Joie de vivre   joy of living
The quality in people who live life to the fullest

Laissez-faire   let it be
A policy of non-interference. Note the expression in French is laisser-faire.

Matinée   morning
In English, indicates the day’s first showing of a movie or play.

Also: Hors d’oeuvre

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