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Pronunciation: /əˈlaɪv/

Translation of alive in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (living) vivo is he still alive? ¿todavía vive or está vivo? there are people still alive in the rubble todavía hay gente con vida entre los escombros to stay alive sobrevivir it's good/great to be alive! ¡qué bueno/maravilloso es vivir! the richest man alive today el hombre más rico del mundo hoy en día no man/woman alive would deny that ningún ser viviente lo negaría to bury/burn sb alive enterrar*/quemar vivo a algn I was eaten alive by mosquitoes los mosquitos me comieron viva alive and kicking [colloquial/familiar] vivito y coleando [colloquial/familiar] they were relieved to learn that she was alive and well se enteraron con alivio de que estaba sana y salva alive and well and living in … sigue perfectamente viviendo en …
    Example sentences
    • It would make no difference to Frank whether the creature was alive or dead.
    • Most of us would accept that the cat is either alive or dead at a given time.
    • I like to be reminded of the spring miracle, especially in the depth of winter, when the vibrantly alive trees look so dead.
    1.2 (animated) the party came alive when they arrived la fiesta se animó cuando llegaron ellos the play comes alive in her hands la obra cobra vida en sus manos to be alive with sth the place is alive with insects el lugar está plagado de insectos the town was alive with rumors el pueblo era un hervidero de rumores 1.3 (active, in existence) that myth is still alive ese mito tiene aún vigencia to keep sth alive mantener* vivo algo 1.4 (aware) to be alive to sth [to problem/possibility] ser* sensible a algo, ser* or (Chile) (Mexico/México) estar* consciente de algo
    Example sentences
    • In foreign affairs we have pursued our national interest robustly while remaining alive to the needs and interests of others.
    • The respondent must have been alive to the possibility that a cyclist could come along.
    • He was socially conscious in every sense, alive to the possibilities of celebrating what he found.

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El Cid (from Arabic "sid" or "master") was the name given to Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (born Vivar, near Burgos, c1043). He is Spain's warrior hero, being brave and warlike but also loyal and fair. He grew up in the court of Fernando I of Castile and later fought against the Moors, earning the title, Campeador. He married Jimena, granddaughter of Alfonso VI, "the Wise." In 1089, after a disagreement with the king, he and his loyal retainers went into exile, recapturing Valencia from the Moors. He died in 1099 and his deeds are the subject of many oral accounts, the most complete being El Cantar del Mío Cid. His sword, La Tizona, is in a museum in Burgos.