- 1 1.1 (be, remain alive) (for) as long as I livemientras vivashe lived to be 100
toda la vidallegó a cumplir 100 añoshe never lived to see itno vivió para verloyou'll live to regret it
no alcanzó or llego a verloalgún día te arrepentirásshe had three months to livele quedaban tres meses de vidaaccording to the doctors, he should livesegún los médicos, se salvaráyou'll live [colloquial]no te vas a morir [colloquial]long live the king/queen!¡viva el rey/la reina!her words will live foreversus palabras vivirán para siemprehis spirit still lives among his peoplesu espíritu sigue vivo entre su pueblothe dramatist makes his characters liveel dramaturgo da vida a sus personajesyou live and learntodos los días se aprende algo nuevolive and let livevive y deja vivir a los demásExample sentences1.2 (experience life) never eaten paella? you haven't lived!
¿no has comido nunca una paella? ¡pues no sabes lo que te pierdes or lo que es bueno!Example sentences
- In September 2000, she was diagnosed with bone cancer and given six months to live.
- He has been given a 20 per cent chance of survival and doctors say he might have three to six months to live.
- By the following morning doctors had told Lorraine that she had a rare form of cervical cancer and only six months to live.
- Maybe you should start living instead of just watching everyone else.
- The voice is calling us to leave our foolish fears behind, to take risks, to trust, to begin to really live.
- Get out there and start living, you never know how much longer it is all going to last.
- 2 2.1 (conduct one's life) she lived and died a Christianvivió y murió cristianamentewe live very quietlyllevamos una vida tranquilato live according to one's principlesvivir de acuerdo a sus ( or mis etc) principiosto live like a king o lordvivir a cuerpo de reyExample sentences2.2 (support oneself) I earn just enough to live
gano lo justo para vivirExample sentences
- He lived well and spent freely, renting flats in Chelsea and Brighton, employing servants, owning race horses and running a Rolls-Royce.
- Instead of enjoying the fact that we can live comfortably, we spend our time looking to see who is living just that little bit more comfortably than us.
- I, for one, would not produce a child that would have to live under these circumstances.
- We lived from subsistence farming, growing sweet potatoes, corn, some sugarcane, and ginger.
- He lived by gambling professionally for over a decade.
- They live by hunting and gathering.
- 3 3.1 (reside) where do you live?¿donde vives?he lives in Italy/in Paris/in the country/on a boatvive en Italia/París/el campo/un barcoshe lives at 44 Cedar Avenuevive en la avenida Cedar 44he lives in that suitno se quita ese traje ni para dormirthis house is not fit to live inesta casa no está en condicionesit will hit him where he lives (American English) [slang]eso le va a dar donde más le duele [colloquial]Example sentences3.2 (belong) (esp British English) [colloquial] where do these dishes live?
¿dónde van estos platos?Example sentences
- He was just a divorced man living alone in a really big house.
- The lucky ones have grandparents living locally who are willing to help out on a regular basis.
- Did you or you parents ever live in a house of their own?
- He took the captain and his men to see where the shields lived.
- For the time being the vacuum cleaner lives at the end of the couch.
- I don't know where the plates live in their kitchen any more.
- 1 (exist in specified way) she lives a happy lifelleva una vida felizyou live your life and I'll live mine
vive feliztú vive tu vida y déjame vivir la míashe lives her life to the fullvive muy intensamente
- you'll never live it down
- she lives for her work
- verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb (continue in existence) his memory lives on
- 1verb + adverb (off premises)
- I'm not sure she'll live through the night
- 1 (cohabit)
- to live it up [colloquial]
- it didn't live up to my expectations/its reputation
- 1 (share house with)
no se van ( or no nos vamos etc) a olvidar nunca de eso
te van ( or vamos etc) a seguir tomando el pelo toda la vida [colloquial]
vive para su trabajoI've nothing left to live for
ya no tengo nada por lo que vivirhe's living for the day of her return
vive esperando su retorno
(vivir en el lugar de trabajo)
vivir a costa or a costillas de
vivir a costa or a costillas de
(fruits/seeds)you could live off the interest
podrías vivir de los intereses
su recuerdo perdurathe tradition lives on
la tradición sigue existiendoshe lived on into a new century
llegó a ver el nuevo siglo2verb + preposition + object (support oneself with) what will you live on?
¿de qué vas a vivir?she lives on $75 a week
vive or se las arregla con 75 dólares a la semanathe pension is scarcely sufficient to live on
la pensión apenas alcanza para vivirthese birds live mainly on insects
estas aves se alimentan principalmente de insectosI can't live on promises
no puedo alimentarme de promesas
vivir fuera (del lugar de trabajo o estudio)I live out
vivo fuera2verb + adverb + object 2.1many people lived out their whole lives in one village
mucha gente vivía toda su vida en un pueblohe wanted to live out his days in that house
quería vivir or pasar el resto de sus días en aquella casa2.2 (enact)
no creo que pase de esta nocheliving through a war makes you see things differently
vivir una guerra te hace ver las cosas de una manera diferente
vivir juntos2 (co-exist)
darse la gran vida [colloquial]
no estuvo a la altura de lo que yo esperaba/de su reputaciónwe try to live up to his ideals
tratamos de vivir de acuerdo con sus idealesthey live up to their name
hacen honor a su nombre
vivir conhe's easy/difficult to live with
es fácil/difícil vivir con él2 (accept, tolerate)
(fact/situation)men who live with danger every day
hombres (masculine plural) que se enfrentan diariamente al peligro
- 1 (alive) the number of live birthsel número de nacidos vivoswow, a real live princess!¡uy, una princesa de verdad or de carne y hueso!Example sentences
- Is it better to be a live slave than a dead hero or heroine?
- For example, a dead tree is not an eyesore, it's a home - there's more life in a dead tree than a live tree.
- Several diseases cause rings of dead grass with live green grass in the center.
- 2 2.1 (of current interest)(issue)it is still a live option
de actualidadtodavía es una posibilidad (a tener en cuenta)Example sentences2.2 (still in use)
en usothis one is the live copyesta es la última versión
- Here is a chance at least for the younger generation to make known its views on this live subject.
- There is a question of trust and it is a live issue and we have to deal with it.
- That is a live question because of the proposed abolition of the Compensation Court of New South Wales.
- 3 (Radio, Television)the show was liveel programa era en directo or en vivothe group's last live concertla última actuación en vivo del grupothe program is recorded before a live audienceel programa se graba con público en la sala or en presencia de públicoExample sentences
- Although she has a preference for live music and performance Caroline has a very successful recording career on the Scorpus label.
- Though it took many years to establish the technique of sound on film, live music accompanied public performances.
- Do you attach any importance to what the press say about your music and your live performances?
- Traditional broadcasters, with a live webcast of their output, were joined by new internet based stations.
- It may not be very long before we will be able to watch anything via live webcast, though likely for a price.
- Crowded round a radio listening to the live broadcast from Parliament, we all felt that a change was going to come, something old was dying.
- 4 4.1 (Electricity)(circuit/terminal)don't touch the cable: it may be live
cargadono toques el cable; puede estar conectado or tener corrienteExample sentences4.2 (burning)
- He died as a live electric wire fell down into river.
- Meanwhile, Antony, the thinker, had cleverly skewered a piece of Cheddar onto the end of a bare live electrical wire.
- The base housed the live electrical wires.
- Nobody wished to retain money, everybody dropped it like a live coal.
- A live coal from the altar has touched his lips, and they are purified.
- The rice wine felt like live coal slipping down my throat.
- 5 (Sport)(ball)
en juegoExample sentences
- Burress then picks up the ball and drops it again, and the Falcons proceed to pick up what should be a live ball.
- Now for the coup de grace: a pair of Offaly hands would wrap themselves around the next live ball.
- The ball becomes live when it leaves the referee's or umpire's hands on a jump ball.
- 1 (Radio, Television) we now go live to Colin Black in New Yorkahora conectamos con Colin Black en Nueva YorkExample sentences
- Kian described it as the moment the band has all been waiting for, getting up on stage and performing live.
- We just can't wait to be back on-stage performing live and especially at home in Ireland.
- I also remember watching his resignation speech live, another great performance.
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