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Russian translation of “life”

life

noun
 
 
/laɪf/ (plural lives /laɪvz/)
ANIMALS/PLANTS [U] B1 living things and their activities
жизнь
human/marine life Is there life in outer space?Life and living
PERSON'S EXISTENCE [C] B2 the existence of a person
жизнь
How many lives will be lost to AIDS?Life and living
TIME [C, U] A1 the time between a person's birth and their death
жизнь
I'm not sure I want to spend the rest of my life with him. Life's too short to worry about stuff like that. Unfortunately, accidents are part of life. He had a happy life.Life and living
WAY OF LIVING [C, U] B1 a way of living
жизнь, образ жизни
You lead an exciting life.Lifestyles and their study
family/private/sex, etc life one part of someone's existence
семейная/частная/половая и т. д. жизнь
My private life is nobody's business but mine.
ACTIVITY [U] B2 energy and activity
жизнь, оживление, энергия
She was always bubbly and full of life. I looked through the window but couldn't see any signs of life (= people moving).Energetic and lively
ACTIVE PERIOD [no plural] the amount of time that a machine, system, etc exists or can be used
срок эксплуатации
Careful use will prolong the life of your machine.Periods of time - general words
bring sth to life/come to life to make something more real or exciting, or to become more real or exciting
оживлять что-либо/оживать
Exciting and interesting
That's life. something you say which means bad things happen and you cannot prevent them
такова жизнь, ничего не поделаешь
You don't get everything you want but that's life, isn't it?InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
Get a life! informal something you say to a boring person when you want them to do more exciting things
займись чем-нибудь более интересным
Surely you're not cleaning the house on Saturday night? Get a life! → See also the facts of life, give sb the kiss of life, give sb/sth a new lease of life, shelf life, walk of lifeBore and bored
(Definition of life from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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