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être aux anges

être aux anges

“Être aux anges” is a French expression that literally means “to be with the angles. Another French equivalent is “être au septieme ciel” or “to be in seventh heven”. English translations include the following:

  • be beside oneself with joy
  • to be over the moon
  • to be ecstatic

Here are some sample sentences:

  • Elle était aux anges quand elle a appris qu’elle allait être grand-mère. She was over the moon when she found out she was going to be a grandmother.
  • J’etais aux anges quand j’ai gagné à la loto. I was ecstatic when I won the lottery.

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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