Translation of survive in Spanish:

survive

Pronunciation: /sərˈvaɪv; səˈvaɪv/

vi

  • 1.1 (continue in existence) [person/animal/plant] sobrevivir; [custom/tradition/belief] sobrevivir, perdurar; [book/relic] conservarse of the original expedition few survived de los integrantes de la expedición inicial quedaban pocos vivos her last surviving descendant su último descendiente vivo they look unlikely to survive to the next round [Sport] no parece probable que superen la próxima ronda the manuscript has survived intact el manuscrito se conserva intacto one of the few surviving examples uno de los pocos ejemplos que quedan 1.2 (cope, get by) [colloquial/familiar] how are you doing? — oh, surviving! ¿qué tal andas? — ya lo ves, tirando [familiar/colloquial] is it serious? — you'll survive ¿es grave? — mira, de esta no te mueresto survive on sth he survives on black coffee and fruit vive or se alimenta a base de café y fruta I can just survive on $100 a week con 100 dólares semanales apenas me alcanza para sobrevivir

vt

  • 1 [accident/crash] salir* con vida de; [war/earthquake] sobrevivir a; [experience] superar
  • 2 (outlive) [person] sobrevivir he is survived by his wife and two children lo sobreviven su esposa y dos hijos, deja esposa y dos hijos he survived all his brothers and sisters sobrevivió a todos sus hermanos, enterró a todos sus hermanos [humorístico/humorous]

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