English speakers sometimes say this when they have a moment to relax after a lot of hard work.

For example, you sit down next to the swimming pool with your friend, with a cocktail in your hand, and say:

Ah! This is the life.

Note that this “ah” is spoken differently than when we are surprised, or find new information. This “ah” is a little bit longer, spoken like a sigh.

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