The best useful translation I've heard is "Such is life" - inferring, "This is just the way life is."
An associated idiom, "C'est la guerre", which means "This is war", would likewise best be interpreted as "Such is war.", inferring "This is just the way war is"
Person A: I hate Monday mornings.
Person B: C'est la vie
5 Aralık 2005, Pazartesi