K. asked : Why isn't the adverb "heureusement" used instead of "heureux"?

AurélieKwiziq team member

K. asked : Why isn't the adverb "heureusement" used instead of "heureux"?

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member

Dear K.,

That's a very interesting question!

The fact is that heureusement in French is actually a false friend, meaning "luckily"!

So while in English you say "they lived happily", in French we colloquially say "They lived happy", like "they were happy for the rest of their lives". 

I hope that answers your question!
À bientôt !

K. asked : Why isn't the adverb "heureusement" used instead of "heureux"?

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