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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 32: gagner sa vie correctement

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    Make a decent living

    It’s never too late, right? Maybe you’re famous at 14 like Mozart, or recognized in the last quarter of life like Monet. Or maybe it takes you a long time to recognize your own greatness.

    It is interesting that she uses the idiom to make a decent living, which I think is an interesting expression and wanted to call it out here. I say it’s interesting because in previous snippets, didn’t she say he always seems to live beyond his means? So what is a decent living for Monet anyway? Is it enough to afford the two gardeners we heard about a few days ago, or is it simply the pretense to make some payments and still live beyond your means?

    Who’s to say really. I had to google what is a “decent living” anyway. There’s so much talk about living wage and what w eall require. To me a decent living implies you’re doing quite well. It’s not middle class, you’re well off enough to find that leisure time and down time. I guess, if your job is painter, it might all seem like leisure time to an outsider, though.

    It’s an interesting expression, we have an idiom in English. There’s this idiom in French, and yet, do any of us really know what a decent living is anymore?

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    Alors que Monet n’est pas encore reconnu en France, des grands collectionneurs américains s’intéressent à lui à achètent ses tableaux.

    A l’âge de 50 ans, Monet commence enfin à être reconnu et à gagner sa vie correctement.

    While Monet is not yet recognized in France, major American collectors are interested in him to buy his paintings.

    At the age of 50, Monet finally began to be recognized and to earn a decent living.

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