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Spanish translation of “life”


noun /laif/ (plural lives /laivz/)
the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead Doctors are fighting to save the child’s life. the period between birth and death He had a long and happy life. liveliness She was full of life and energy. a manner of living She lived a life of ease and idleness. the period during which any particular state exists He had many different jobs during his working life. living things It is now believed that there may be life on Mars animal life. the story of a life He has written a life of Churchill. life imprisonment
cadena perpetua
He was given life for murder.
lifeless adjective dead
sin vida
A lifeless body was found in the canal.
not lively; uninteresting The actress gave a disappointingly lifeless performance.
lifelike adjective like a living person, animal etc
natural, que parece vivo
The statue was very lifelike a lifelike portrait.
life-and-death adjective serious and deciding between life and death a life-and-death struggle. lifebelt noun a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.
cinturón salvavidas
lifeboat noun a boat for saving shipwrecked people.
bote salvavidas
lifebuoy noun a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.
boya salvavidas
life cycle noun the various stages through which a living thing passes the life cycle of the snail. life expectancy the (average) length of time a person can expect to live. lifeguard noun a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc. life jacket noun a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat an inflatable life jacket.
chaleco salvavidas
an inflatable life jacket.
lifeline noun a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person. lifelong adjective lasting the whole length of a life
de toda la vida
a lifelong friendship.
life-saving noun the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning The boy is being taught life-saving. life-size(d) adjective, adverb (of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original a life-sized statue. lifetime noun the period of a person’s life He saw many changes in his lifetime. as large as life in person; actually I went to the party and there was John as large as life. bring to life to make lively or interesting His lectures really brought the subject to life. come to life to become lively or interesting The play did not come to life until the last act. for life until death
para toda la vida
They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.
el alma de la fiesta
not for the life of me not even if it was necessary in order to save my life
en absoluto, por nada en el mundo
I couldn’t for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life! certainly not!
¡ni hablar!
‘Will you get married?’ ‘Not on your life!’
take life to kill It is a sin to take life. take one’s life to kill oneself. take one’s life in one’s hands to take the risk of being killed You’re taking your life in your hands if you climb up that rickety old ladder.
arriesgar la propia vida
You’re taking your life in your hands if you climb up that rickety old ladder.
to the life exactly (like) When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.
(Definition of life from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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