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Spanish translation of “life”

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
vida
Doctors are fighting to save the child’s life.
the period between birth and death
vida
He had a long and happy life.
liveliness
vida
She was full of life and energy.
a manner of living
vida
She lived a life of ease and idleness.
the period during which any particular state exists
vida
He had many different jobs during his working life.
living things
vida
It is now believed that there may be life on Mars animal life.
the story of a life
biografía
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
sin vida, soso, aburrido
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 vida o muerte
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 or she can be rescued.
boya salvavidas
life cycle noun the various stages through which a living thing passes
ciclo vital
the life cycle of the snail.
life expectancy noun (plural life expectancies) the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.
esperanza de vida
lifeguard noun a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.
socorrista
life jacket noun (British ) a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat; life vest(American)
chaleco salvavidas
an inflatable life jacket.
lifeline noun a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.
cuerda de salvamento
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
socorrismo, salvamento
The boy is being taught life-saving.
life-size adjective, adverb ( life-sized) (of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original
(de) tamaño natural
a life-sized statue.
lifespan noun the average or maximum length of time which a person or animal is expected to live
vida
the human lifespan.
the average or maximum length of time which a thing is expected to function or continue to exist
duración
Laptop batteries have a relatively short lifespan.
lifestyle noun the way in which a person or a group of people lives, including the type of job they do, where they live, and how they spend their free time
estilo de vida
a healthy/lavish/outdoor lifestyle.
lifetime noun the period of a person’s life
vida
He saw many changes in his lifetime.
life vest noun (American ) a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat; life jacket(British)
chaleco salvavidas, chaleco inflable
as large as life in person; actually
en persona
I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life to make lively or interesting
dar vida
His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life to become lively or interesting
cobrar vida
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 noun 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
matar, quitar la vida
It is a sin to take life.
take one’s life to kill oneself
quitarse la vida, suicidarse
He became extremely depressed and took his own life.
take one’s life in one’s hands to take the risk of being killed
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)
exactamente igual que
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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