viager

Sound file: viager

Register: normal

Part of speech #1: masculine noun

Translation: life annuity

C’est une bonne idée de placer de l’argent en viager. – It’s a good idea to invest in an annuity.

Il a acheté une maison en viager. – He bought a house in return for a life annuity. (He bought it for a good price, but can’t move in until the current owner dies. This is a very common arrangement in France.)

Part of speech #2: adjective

Translation: life, for life

à titre viager – for the duration of one’s life

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