Translation of salvar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 (de la muerte, de un peligro) to save los médicos no consiguieron salvarlo the doctors were unable to save him lograron salvarle la vida they managed to save her life salvar algo/a algn
dealgo to save sth/sb fromsth salvó al niño de perecer ahogado she saved the child from drowning consiguieron salvar las joyas del incendio they managed to save o/or rescue the jewels from the fire 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (librar) to save salvar a algn dealgo to save sb fromsth me has salvado de tener que aguantar su discurso you've saved me from having to listen to his speech 1.3 [Religión/Religion] to save
- 2 2.1 [dificultad/obstáculo] to overcome 2.2 [distancia] to cover ver tb distancia 2.3 (Perú/Peru) (Urug) [examen] to pass
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (salvarse)
- 1.1 (de la muerte, de un peligro) solo se salvaron tres personas only three people got out o/or escaped alive, only three people survived ¡sálvese quien pueda! every man for himself! salvarse
dealgo to escape fromsth se salvó de un terrible incendio she escaped from o/or survived a terrible fire se salvaron de una muerte segura they escaped certain death 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (librarse) de la familia, el único que se salva es Alejandro of the family, the only one who isn't ugly ( o/or stupid etc) is Alejandro, of the family, the only one who's all right is Alejandro solo se salva él porque no lo sabía you/we can't count him because he didn't knowsalvarse dealgo se salvó de hacer el servicio militar he got out of doing his military service 1.3 [Religión/Religion] to be saved
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