Translation of life in Spanish:
noun plural lives
- 1 countable or uncountable (existence) I spend my whole life picking up after younever in my life have I been so embarrassedme paso la vida recogiendo lo que dejas tiradoit will last you for lifeen la vida había pasado tanta vergüenzamaimed for lifete durará toda la vidaa post held for lifelisiado de por vidaI'd like to live here for the rest of my lifeun cargo vitaliciohe came to politics early in lifeme gustaría vivir aquí el resto de mis díasin later life she entered a conventempezó su carrera política en su juventudat my time of lifemás tarde or más adelante se hizo monjahe began life as a car salesmana mi edadcon la edad que tengoeternal o everlasting lifeempezó vendiendo cochesdeparted this life May 17 1988 [formal]la vida eternathe man/woman in your lifedejó de existir el 17 de mayo de 1988 [formal]to have the time of one's lifeel hombre/la mujer de tu vidalife's been unkind to himdivertirse como nunca or [colloquial] de lo lindoto live life to the fullla vida lo ha tratado malto see life you can bet your life we'll be late! [colloquial]vivir la vida al máximothey laid down their lives for their country¡te apuesto lo que quieras a que llegamos tarde!to lose one's life no lives were lostdieron su vida por la patriathere was appalling loss of lifeno hubo muertos or víctimas mortalesnadie perdió la vidato risk one's lifehubo muchísimas víctimas mortaleshubo muchísimos muertosto save somebody's lifearriesgar la vidato take somebody's life [formal]salvarle la vida a alguiento take one's (own) life [formal] a matter of life and deathdarle muerte a alguien [formal]a life-and-death decisionuna cuestión de vida o muerteas large as life he couldn't darn a sock to save his lifeuna decisión de vida o muertelarger than lifethe characters are all larger than lifeno sería capaz de zurcir un calcetín ni aun si le fuera la vida en ellohe was a larger-than-life character/Australiantodos los personajes son creaciones que desbordan la realidadnot for the life of oneI can't remember for the life of meera un personaje exuberante/un australiano caricaturesconot on your life!no me puedo acordar por nada del mundothe power of life and deathcritics hold the power of life and death over a production¡ni muerto!to cling/hold on for dear lifelos críticos tienen el poder de levantar o hundir una obrato fight/run for one's lifethey had to run for their livesaferrarse/agarrarse desesperadamenterun for your lives! he was fighting for (his) life in a London hospitaltuvieron que correr como alma que lleva el diabloto frighten o scare the life out of somebodyse debatía entre la vida y la muerte en un hospital de Londres(to have) the shock of one's lifedarle or pegarle un susto mortal a alguienshe gave the performance of her life(llevarse) el susto de su ( or mi etc) vidato risk life and limbactuó como nuncato take one's life in one's hands life begins at 40arriesgar la vidala vida comienza a los 40(before noun) (member/pension/president)life insurance policymy life storypóliza (feminine) de seguro de vidala historia de mi vidaExample sentences
- Those of us who presume to speak for the lives of individual animals need to observe our subjects very carefully indeed.
- One of the defining evils of terrorism is that it uses human beings' lives to send a political message.
- So he owes us an explanation why only the lives of human beings are sacred.
- Meanwhile new moments in the life of the nation continue to inspire songs.
- This refers to the life of the machine and cannot be transferred to the next one you purchase.
- The lids seal tight, prolonging the shelf life of the contents.
- 2 uncountable 2.1 (vital force) it brings the history of this period to lifeto bring somebody back to lifehace cobrar vida a este período de la historiaa shower brings me back to liferesucitar a alguiento come to life (party)una ducha me deja como nuevo or me reviveanimarse(puppet/doll)2.2 (vitality) the measures injected new life into the economycobrar vidathere's life in the old dog yet [humorous]las medidas revitalizaron la economíato be the life o (especially British English) the life and soul of the partytengo ( or tiene) mucho espíritu a pesar de los añosser el alma de la fiestaExample sentences
- The juxtaposition of my somewhat flatly morbid work with the life and vitality of the farm is quite provoking.
- The two of them together are a dynamic team, full of energy, life and very headstrong.
- They were full of energy and life and argued their convictions against the war convincingly.
- 3 uncountable (lifestyle) we lead a quiet lifemarried lifellevamos una vida tranquilahe's too fond of the good lifela vida de casadothe high lifees demasiado aficionado a la buena vidathis is the life (for me)! oh, anything for a quiet life get a life! [colloquial] [usu pej]la vida mundanato live the life of Riley¡vive la vida!(before noun) life eventdarse la gran vidavivir a cuerpo de reylife membershipacontecimiento (masculine) vital or de la vidamiembro vitalicio, (-cia) (masculine, feminine)Example sentences
- Their polytheistic view influenced every aspect of their daily lives.
- Much progress have been achieved in all aspects of their daily lives.
- Have we forgotten that interaction and association are important factors in the social lives of humans?
- 4 uncountable (living things) animal/plant lifevida animal/vegetalExample sentences
- The hedge is teeming with wild bird life and just now, at the height of the nesting season, a model of industry.
- As they entered, they walked through a hallway and into the living room in search of a sign of life.
- The tide was way out and most of the bird life was as well, but I was happy to wait and see how the rising tide would affect them.
- 6 uncountable (imprisonment) [colloquial] he got lifelo condenaron a cadena perpetuaExample sentences
- He was sentenced to life and is currently in Wakefield top security prison.
- In England and Wales the same offence is treated as rape where the maximum sentence can be life.
- He was sentenced to life in December last year for the murders of the girls.
- 7 uncountable (Art)to paint/draw from life(before noun) (drawing)(before noun) life classdel naturalclase (feminine) (de dibujo or pintura etc) con modelo vivoExample sentences
- It took him a mere two hours to sculpt his subject from life in wax before going on to mould the likeness in his unique paste.
- The large back room features portraits drawn from life - the actual rather than the ideal.
- As a result it became a real practical proposition to use the apparatus for making drawings from life.
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