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American English: /əˈlaɪv/
British English: /əˈlʌɪv/

Translation of alive in Spanish:

adjective predicative

  • 1 (living) 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 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 somebody alive
    enterrar/quemar vivo a alguien
    I was eaten alive by mosquitoes
    los mosquitos me comieron viva
    alive and kicking [colloquial]
    vivito y coleando [colloquial]
    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.
  • 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 somethingthe place is alive with insects
    el lugar está plagado de insectos
    the town was alive with rumors
    el pueblo era un hervidero de rumores
  • 3 (active, in existence) that myth is still alive
    ese mito tiene aún vigencia
    to keep something alive
    mantener vivo algo
  • 4 (aware)to be alive to something
    (to problem/possibility)
    ser sensible a algo
    ser or (Chile) (Mexico) 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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