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Spanish translation of “live”


verb /liv/
to have life; to be alive a threat to virtually everything that lives on the planet. to survive The doctors say he is very ill, but they think he will live. It was difficult to believe that she had lived through such an experience. to have one’s home or dwelling (in a particular place) She lives next to the church. They went to live in Bristol / in a huge house. to pass (one’s life) He lived a life of luxury. She lives in fear of being attacked. (with by) to make enough money etc to feed and house oneself
vivir de
He lives by fishing.
-lived adjective having (a certain type of) life
de vida
a short-lived career as a boxer.
living adjective having life; being alive a living creature The aim of the project was to discover if there was anything living on Mars. now alive Many consider him to be the greatest living artist. living room noun the room of a house etc in which the occupants of the house usually sit during their leisure time. live-in adjective living in the same place with a sexual partner without being married to him/her a live-in partner/boyfriend. live and let live to tolerate other people’s actions and expect them to tolerate one’s own.
vive y deja vivir
live down to live through the shame of (a foolish act etc) till it is forgotten
lograr que se olvide
It would be a long time until he could live down such an embarrassing incident.
live in/out to have one’s home at, away from, the place where one works All the hotel staff live in The nurse chose to live out. live on to keep oneself alive by eating He lives on fish and potatoes. to be supported (financially) by
vivir con
He lives on $40 a week.
live up to to behave in a manner worthy of
cumplir con
He found it difficult to live up to his reputation as a hero.
(with)in living memory within a period recent enough to be remembered by someone still alive
hasta donde la memoria alcanza
It was the worst harvest in living memory.
(Definition of live from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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