- 1 1.1 (be, remain alive) (for) as long as I liveshe lived to be 100mientras vivatoda la vidahe never lived to see itllegó a cumplir 100 añosyou'll live to regret itno vivió para verlono alcanzó or llego a verloshe had three months to livealgún día te arrepentirásaccording to the doctors, he should livele quedaban tres meses de vidayou'll live [colloquial]según los médicos, se salvarálong live the king/queen!no te vas a morir [colloquial]her words will live forever¡viva el rey/la reina!his spirit still lives among his peoplesus palabras vivirán para siemprethe dramatist makes his characters livesu espíritu sigue vivo entre su puebloyou live and learnel dramaturgo da vida a sus personajeslive and let livetodos los días se aprende algo nuevovive 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 Christianwe live very quietlyvivió y murió cristianamenteto live according to one's principlesllevamos una vida tranquilato live like a king o lordvivir de acuerdo a sus ( or mis etc) principios2.2 (support oneself) I earn just enough to livevivir a cuerpo de reygano lo justo para vivirExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (reside) where do you live?he lives in Italy/in Paris/in the country/on a boat¿donde vives?she lives at 44 Cedar Avenuevive en Italia/París/el campo/un barcohe lives in that suitvive en la avenida Cedar 44this house is not fit to live inno se quita ese traje ni para dormirit will hit him where he lives (American English) [slang]esta casa no está en condiciones3.2 (belong)eso le va a dar donde más le duele [colloquial](especially British English) [colloquial]where do these dishes live?¿dónde van estos platos?Example sentences
- 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.
- 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?
- 1.1 (exist in specified way) she lives a happy lifeyou live your life and I'll live minelleva una vida felizvive felizshe lives her life to the fulltú vive tu vida y déjame vivir la mía1.2 (throw oneself into) See examples: she really lived the partvive muy intensamentefor two years I lived, ate and slept the businessrealmente se identificó con el personajeviví dos años totalmente entregado al negocio
- you'll never live it down
- she lives for her work
- verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb (continue in existence) See examples: his memory lives on
- 1verb + adverb (off premises)
- I'm not sure she'll live through the night
- 1.1 (cohabit)
- to live it up [colloquial]
- it didn't live up to my expectations/its reputation
- 1.1 (share house with)
- 1 (alive) the number of live birthswow, a real live princess!el número de nacidos vivos¡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 optionde actualidad2.2 (still in use)todavía es una posibilidad (a tener en cuenta)this one is the live copyen usoesta es la última versiónExample sentences
- 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 livethe group's last live concertel programa era en directo or en vivothe program is recorded before a live audiencela última actuación en vivo del grupoel 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 livecon corriente4.2 (burning)no toques el cable; puede estar conectado or tener corrienteExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1.1 (Radio, Television) we now go live to Colin Black in New York1.2 (operational) See examples: to go liveahora conectamos con Colin Black en Nueva Yorkempezar a funcionarentrar en operacionesExample 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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