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American English: /sərˈvaɪv/
British English: /səˈvʌɪv/

Translation of survive in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (continue in existence)
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (cope, get by) [colloquial]how are you doing? — oh, surviving!
    ¿qué tal andas? — ya lo ves, tirando [colloquial]
    is it serious? — you'll survive
    ¿es grave? — mira, de esta no te mueres
    to survive on somethinghe 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
    Example 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

  • 1
    salir con vida de
    sobrevivir a
    Example 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)
    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]
    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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