There are 3 translations of live in Spanish:

live1

Pronunciation: /lɪv/

vi

  • 1 1.1 (be, remain alive) vivir (for) as long as I live mientras viva, toda la vida she lived to be 100 llegó a cumplir 100 años he never lived to see it no vivió para verlo, no alcanzó or llego a verlo you'll live to regret it algún día te arrepentirás she had three months to live le quedaban tres meses de vida according to the doctors, he should live según los médicos, se salvará you'll live [colloquial/familiar] no te vas a morir [familiar/colloquial] long live the king/queen! ¡viva el rey/la reina! her words will live forever sus palabras vivirán para siempre his spirit still lives among his people su espíritu sigue vivo entre su pueblo the dramatist makes his characters live el dramaturgo da vida a sus personajes you live and learn [set phrase] todos los días se aprende algo nuevo live and let live [set phrase] vive y deja vivir a los demás 1.2 (experience life) vivir never eaten paella? you haven't lived! ¿no has comido nunca una paella? ¡pues no sabes lo que te pierdes or lo que es bueno!
  • 2 2.1 (conduct one's life) vivir she lived and died a Christian vivió y murió cristianamente we live very quietly llevamos una vida tranquila to live according to one's principles vivir de acuerdo a sus ( or mis etc) principios to live like a king o lord vivir a cuerpo de rey 2.2 (support oneself) vivir I earn just enough to live gano lo justo para vivir
  • 3 3.1 (reside) vivir where do you live? ¿donde vives? he lives in Italy/in Paris/in the country/on a boat vive en Italia/París/el campo/un barco she lives at 44 Cedar Avenue vive en la avenida Cedar 44 he lives in that suit no se quita ese traje ni para dormir this house is not fit to live in esta casa no está en condiciones it will hit him where he lives (AmE) [slang/argot] eso le va a dar donde más le duele [familiar/colloquial] 3.2 (belong) (esp BrE) [colloquial/familiar], ir* where do these dishes live? ¿dónde van estos platos?

vt

  • 1.1 (exist in specified way) vivir she lives a happy life lleva una vida feliz, vive feliz you live your life and I'll live mine tú vive tu vida y déjame vivir la mía she lives her life to the full vive muy intensamente 1.2 (throw oneself into) she really lived the part realmente se identificó con el personaje for two years I lived, ate and slept the business viví dos años totalmente entregado al negocio

Phrasal verbs

live down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
you'll never live it down no se van ( or no nos vamos etc) a olvidar nunca de eso, te van ( or vamos etc) a seguir tomando el pelo toda la vida [familiar/colloquial]

live for

v + prep + o
she lives for her work vive para su trabajo I've nothing left to live for ya no tengo nada por lo que vivir he's living for the day of her return vive esperando su retorno

live in

v + advvivir en el lugar de trabajo

live off

v + prep + o
[family/friends] vivir a costa or a costillas de; [fruits/seeds] alimentarse de you could live off the interest podrías vivir de los intereses

live on

v + adv (continue in existence) his memory lives on su recuerdo perdura the tradition lives on la tradición sigue existiendo she lived on into a new century llegó a ver el nuevo siglo 1.1v + prep + o (support oneself with) what will you live on? ¿de qué vas a vivir? she lives on $75 a week vive or se las arregla con 75 dólares a la semana the pension is scarcely sufficient to live on la pensión apenas alcanza para vivir these birds live mainly on insects estas aves se alimentan principalmente de insectos I can't live on promises no puedo alimentarme de promesas

live out

v + adv (off premises) vivir fuera (del lugar de trabajo o estudio) I live out vivo fuera 1.1v + adv + o 2.1many people lived out their whole lives in one village mucha gente vivía toda su vida en un pueblo he wanted to live out his days in that house quería vivir or pasar el resto de sus días en aquella casa 2.2 (enact) [fantasy/dream] vivir

live through

v + prep + o
I'm not sure she'll live through the night no creo que pase de esta noche living through a war makes you see things differently vivir una guerra te hace ver las cosas de una manera diferente

live together

v + adv
1.1 (cohabit) vivir juntos 1.2 (co-exist) convivir

live up

v + o + adv
to live it up [colloquial/familiar] darse* la gran vida [familiar/colloquial]

live up to

v + adv + prep + o
it didn't live up to my expectations/its reputation no estuvo a la altura de lo que yo esperaba/de su reputación we try to live up to his ideals tratamos de vivir de acuerdo con sus ideales they live up to their name hacen honor a su nombre

live with

v + prep + o
1.1 (share house with) vivir con he's easy/difficult to live with es fácil/difícil vivir con él 1.2 (accept, tolerate) [fact/situation] aceptar men who live with danger every day hombres (mpl) que se enfrentan diariamente al peligro

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of live in Spanish:

live2

Pronunciation: /laɪv/

adj

  • 1 (alive) vivo live weight [Agr] peso (m) en pie the number of live births el número de nacidos vivos wow, a real live princess! ¡uy, una princesa de verdad or de carne y hueso! live yoghurt yogur (m) vivo
  • 2 2.1 (of current interest) [issue] candente, de actualidad it is still a live option todavía es una posibilidad (a tener en cuenta) 2.2 (still in use) en uso this one is the live copy esta es la última versión
  • 3 [Rad] [TV] the show was live el programa era en directo or en vivo the group's last live concert la última actuación en vivo del grupo the program is recorded before a live audience el programa se graba con público en la sala or en presencia de público
  • 4 4.1 [Mil] live ammunition fuego (m) real live bomb bomba (f) que no ha estallado 4.2 [Elec] [circuit/terminal] con corriente, cargado don't touch the cable: it may be live no toques el cable; puede estar conectado or tener corriente live rail riel (m) or (Esp) raíl (m) electrificado 4.3 (burning) encendido live coal brasa (f)
  • 5 [Sport] [ball] en juego

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of live in Spanish:

live3

Pronunciation: /laɪv/

adv

  • 1.1 [Rad] [TV] [broadcast] en directo, en vivo we now go live to Colin Black in New York ahora conectamos con Colin Black en Nueva York 1.2 (operational) to go live empezar* a funcionar, entrar en operaciones

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.