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Translation of salvar in English:

transitive verb

also: salvarse pronominal verb

  • 1 (de la muerte, de un peligro) solo se salvaron tres personas
    only three people got out or 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 or survived a terrible fire
    se salvaron de una muerte segura
    they escaped certain death
  • 2 [colloquial] (librarse) de la familia, el único que se salva es Alejandro
    of the family, the only one who isn't ugly ( 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 know
    salvarse de algose salvó de hacer el servicio militar
    he got out of doing his military service
  • 3 (Religion)
    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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