Translation of survive in Spanish:
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 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/Deporte] 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 quedanExample sentences1.2 (cope, get by) [colloquial/familiar] how are you doing? — oh, surviving! ¿qué tal andas? — ya lo ves, tirando [colloquial/familiar] is it serious? — you'll survive ¿es grave? — mira, de esta no te mueresto survive
- They all needed to be pulling in the same direction in order to continue to survive.
- Let's not kid ourselves, it is the type of cancer treatment available and where you live which determines who survives.
- After Mr Russell was diagnosed he was given six months to live but survived for 15 years.
onsth 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 sobrevivirExample sentences
- Frosh week was when I learned how to survive on one hour of sleep and still have a fantastic day.
- You learn how to wake up at the slightest sound and survive on less sleep than Mrs Thatcher.
- The American economy can take many shocks and it will still survive somehow because of its tremendous depth.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 [accident/crash] salir* con vida de; [war/earthquake] sobrevivir a; [experience] superarExample sentences
- It is one thing to survive a terrible ordeal and another to learn to live with the fallout.
- The humans who survived the disaster lived in a floating space colony.
- After surviving the tragic ordeal, the infant has been united with her real father.
- 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 [humorous/humorístico]Example sentences
- It is necessary that surviving family members remain together.
- He said employers' schemes should not be required to link payments to inflation or to pay surviving partners after death.
- Her special companion preceded her in death and she is survived by many close friends.
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