Translation of "live" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /lɪv/ us /lɪv/

live verb (BE ALIVE)

B1 [ I ] (to continue) to be alive or have life

He only lived a few days after the accident. 出事後他只活了幾天就死了。
[ + to infinitive ] I hope I live to see my grandchildren. 我希望我能活到看見我孫兒女的那一天。
Her granny lived to the ripe old age of 94. 她祖母活到了94歲高齡。
Can the right to live ever be denied to any human? 人的生存權可以剝奪嗎?
She lived on well into her 90s. 她一直活到了90多歲。

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live verb (HAVE A HOME)

live in, at, etc.

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A1 to have your home somewhere

Where do you live? 你住在哪裡?
We live in Kingston. 我們住在倫敦。
Some students live on the University campus. 有些學生住在大學校園裡。
He lives with four other people in a shared house. 他和另外四個人同住在一所房子裡。

[ I ] informal to be kept usually in a particular place

Where do the knives live in your kitchen? 刀具放在廚房的甚麽地方了?
I'm not sure where this bowl lives. 我不知道這隻碗該放在哪裡。

live verb (SPEND LIFE)

B1 [ I usually + adv/prep, T ] to spend your life in a particular way

After a while you get used to living alone. 過一段時間你會適應一個人生活的。
When you retire, you want to live a comfortable life. 退休的時候,大家都希望能過著舒適的生活。
So the couple got married and lived happily ever after. 於是王子和公主成了親,從此他們過著幸福的生活。
He simply wants to live (out) (= experience) the rest of his days in peace. 他只想能安度餘生。
The TV's broken - we'll just have to live without (= not have) it for a while. 電視機壞了 ——這段時間我們只好不看電視了。
She certainly lived her life to the full (= was always doing something interesting). 她當然活得非常充實。
figurative The US is living beyond its means (= spending more than it earns). 美國人過的是借錢享樂的日子。

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live verb (STAY ALIVE)

C2 [ I ] to stay alive, especially by getting enough money to pay for food, a place to stay, clothing, etc.

For several years she lived by begging. 她以乞討為生過了好幾年。
She has an inheritance to live off (US also live off of) so she doesn't need to work. 她可以靠遺産生活,不必工作。
He only agreed to marry her so he could live off her (money). 他同意和她結婚只是為了她的錢。

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live verb (CONTINUE)

[ I ] (of things that are not alive) to exist or continue to exist

The memory of those terrible days lives on. 對那些恐怖的日子的記憶揮之不去。


[ I ] to have an interesting life

I want to live a little before I settle down. 在安定下來之前我要好好享受一下生活。
If you haven't seen Venice, you haven't lived. 如果你沒到過威尼斯,就等於白活了一場。


uk /laɪv/ us /laɪv/

live adjective (HAVING LIFE)

[ before noun ] having life

Millions of live animals are shipped around the world each year. 每年有數百萬隻動物被運到世界各地。
There was a tank of live lobsters in the restaurant. 餐廳裡有一箱活龍蝦。

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live adjective (AS IT HAPPENS)

B1 (of a performance) broadcast, recorded, or seen while it is happening

This evening there will be a live broadcast of the debate. 今晚將現場直播這場辯論。
a live recording 現場錄音

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live adjective (ELECTRICITY)

(of a wire) carrying or charged with electricity

a live wire 火線

live adjective (ABLE TO EXPLODE)

able to explode

live rounds of ammunition 數發實彈
live shells 實彈

live adjective (BURNING)

(of a fire, coals, or a match) still burning or able to burn

There are live coals in the fireplace. 壁爐裡的煤還在燃燒。


uk /laɪv/ us /laɪv/

broadcast as it happens; performing or being performed in front of an audience

I've got two tickets to see them (perform) live. 我有兩張看他們現場演出的門票。
go live

If a new system, especially a computer system, goes live, it starts to operate.

Our new payments system will go live at the beginning of next month. 下個月初我們新的付費系統將開始運作。

(Translation of “live” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)