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Translation of salvar in English:

verbo transitivo

also: salvarse verbo pronominal

  • 1.1 (de la muerte, de un peligro) See examples: solo se salvaron tres personas
    only three people got out o escaped alive
    only three people survived
    ¡sálvese quien pueda!
    every man for himself!
    salvarse de algo
    to escape from something
    se salvó de un terrible incendio
    she escaped from o survived a terrible fire
    se salvaron de una muerte segura
    they escaped certain death
    1.2 [familiar] (librarse) See examples: de la familia, el único que se salva es Alejandro
    of the family, the only one who isn't ugly ( o 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 know
    salvarse de algose salvó de hacer el servicio militar
    he got out of doing his military service
    1.3 (Religión)
    to be saved
Example sentences
  • Pero ¿Qué se puede hacer para salvar a Barcelona?
  • Saber que yo no había sido una chancha perversa me salvó.
  • Cuatro ocupantes que iban a bordo se salvaron de milagro.

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