- 1 (estar vivo) to be alive ¿tu abuelo todavía vive? is your grandfather still alive? su recuerdo vivirá siempre entre nosotros his memory will live for ever among us ¿quién vive? [Mil] who goes there?
- 2 2.1 (pasar la vida) vive ilusionada pensando que él volverá she spends her life dreaming that he'll come back solo vive para la danza she lives for dancing, dancing is her whole life no me deja vivir tranquila or en paz he won't leave me alone o let me be ¡vivir para ver! who would believe o credit it! vive y deja vivir live and let live 2.2 (gozar de la vida) to live ¡tú sí que sabes vivir! you certainly know how to live! siempre ha cuidado a su padre, realmente no ha vivido she has always looked after her father, she hasn't really had a life of her own
- 3 (subsistir) la pintura no da para vivir you can't make a living from painting viven con honradez they make an honest living vive por encima de sus posibilidades she is living beyond her means con ese sueldo no le llega para vivir that salary isn't enough (for him) to live on, he can't make ends meet on that salary vivir
dealgo to live onsth no sé de qué viven I don't know what they live on vive de las rentas he lives on the income from his property ( o shares etc), he has a private income [dated] viven de la caridad they live on charity viven de la pesca they live from o by fishing, they make their living from o by fishing no puedes seguir viviendo de ilusiones you can't go on living a dream
- 4 (residir) to live viven en el campo they live in the country hace tres años que vive en Rancagua she's lived in Rancagua for three years, she's been living in Rancagua for three years vive solo he lives alone o on his own
- 1.1 (pasar por) vivimos momentos difíciles we're living in difficult times, these are difficult times we're living in los que vivimos la guerra those of us who lived through the war el país ha vivido otra semana de violentos enfrentamientos the country has seen o experienced another week of violent clashes 1.2 [papel/música] to live 1.3 [vida] to live