In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(continue in existence)(animal/person/plant) sobrevivir(tradition/belief/custom) sobrevivir(custom/belief/tradition) perdurar(book/relic) conservarseof the original expedition few survived — de los integrantes de la expedición inicial quedaban pocos vivos
- her last surviving descendant — su último descendiente vivo
- they look unlikely to survive to the next round — no parece probable que superen la próxima ronda
- the manuscript has survived intact — el manuscrito se conserva intacto
- one of the few surviving examples — uno de los pocos ejemplos que quedan
- How can it be possible that there are people, especially children, who live or survive in these conditions?
- The younger son Chris, who has survived, is living happily with loving parents.
- Many are grazing, and others continue to survive in our midst whether we like it or not.
- There are moving accounts of people struggling to survive against the odds.
- They all needed to be pulling in the same direction in order to continue to survive.
- He was in a small settlement where outcasts lived and tried to survive.
- She died three days after giving birth and her baby survived only a fortnight longer.
- Let's not kid ourselves, it is the type of cancer treatment available and where you live which determines who survives.
- We may not enjoy it, but it is a fact that we live and we survive amidst incredible turmoil.
- If that is the case the bird wouldn't have survived in the wild.
- After Mr Russell was diagnosed he was given six months to live but survived for 15 years.
- Many of these children are surviving to adulthood and living satisfying, productive lives.
- One old blanket wasn't much help trying to survive in the wilds.
- Remedial work has now been undertaken and a small population continues to survive there.
- Those who have survived now mostly live in the open, where they lack enough food, water and sanitation.
- In January he was given six months to live but survived longer than doctors predicted.
- Untreated, patients do not survive to adulthood.
- You can only survive so long on dialysis before your body starts shutting down.
- Of these, only two survived outside the womb.
- However, all survived somehow, and managed to feed and house themselves, have relationships, and have children.
2coloquial(cope, get by)how are you doing? — oh, surviving! — ¿qué tal andas? — ya lo ves, tirando coloquial
- is it serious? — you'll survive — ¿es grave? — mira, de esta no te mueres
- to survive on sth
- he survives on black coffee and fruit — vive / se alimenta a base de café y fruta
- I can just survive on $100 a week — con 100 dólares semanales apenas me alcanza para sobrevivir
- Frosh week was when I learned how to survive on one hour of sleep and still have a fantastic day.
- You learn how to wake up at the slightest sound and survive on less sleep than Mrs Thatcher.
- The American economy can take many shocks and it will still survive somehow because of its tremendous depth.
1(accident/crash) salir con vida de(war/earthquake) sobrevivir a(experience) superar
- They are two sisters who survived barely a terrible automobile accident.
- With a sector of the city assigned, they tried to find anyone who had survived the horrific ordeal.
- They were very lucky to be alive and survived their ordeal almost unscathed.
- The humans who survived the disaster lived in a floating space colony.
- The couple returned to thank local Thais who helped them survive the ordeal.
- Two of the old soldiers saw fit to advise me on how to survive my approaching ordeal.
- Four years ago, he and five friends survived an accident when their vessel smashed into rocks off North Wales.
- Remarkably, after several weeks in hospital, the little boy survived his ordeal.
- Perhaps hearing the voices of those who survived this ordeal would humanise it for the rest of us.
- The buzzard survived his ordeal, although he was extremely dehydrated and had suffered some damage to the muscles in one of his wings.
- They have a resilience and an energy to survive what no other vegetable can endure.
- She survived the ordeal with cuts and bruises and has been praised for her tenacity.
- It is one thing to survive a terrible ordeal and another to learn to live with the fallout.
- Lawrence survived a devastating accident at work with months of painful recovery in the hospital and at home.
- In the movie, Julie, after being badly injured, survives an accident in which she loses her husband and her child.
- I was told that many less robust animals do not survive the ordeal.
- Sarah survived the accident as she was sleeping in her grandparents' house.
- Busby suffered extensive injuries and was the only club official to survive the crash.
- After surviving the tragic ordeal, the infant has been united with her real father.
- The fish are all still around, having survived three winters with us now.
2(outlive)(person) sobrevivirhe is survived by his wife and two children — lo sobreviven su esposa y dos hijos
- he survived all his brothers and sisters — sobrevivió a todos sus hermanos
- Billy is survived by his loving wife Jackie and his adoring daughter Karina.
- Her special companion preceded her in death and she is survived by many close friends.
- Davy was a very popular man locally and he is survived by his wife Patsy and four children.
- He was 50 and is survived by wife, three sons and a daughter.
- He married thrice and his third wife Helene survives him.
- He is survived by his wife, sons, sister, nephews, nieces and by other relations.
- She is also survived by her sons, daughters and sister-in-law.
- He is survived by his wife of 66 years and four of their five children.
- He is survived by his wife Norrie, sons and daughters, family members, relatives and many friends.
- He is survived by his wife Anna, six daughters, two sons, and their families.
- He is survived by his wife, his four children and six grandchildren.
- He is survived by his wife Bridget and their family, as well as his brothers and sisters.
- Mr Parker is survived by his wife, four children and five grandchildren.
- He is survived by his five daughters, one son and his grand-daughter Laura.
- He is survived by a wife, Claudia, seven children and nine grandchildren.
- He is survived by his wife Geraldine and his two children, Gillian and Michael.
- Winnie is survived by her husband Mick, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
- He said employers' schemes should not be required to link payments to inflation or to pay surviving partners after death.
- It is necessary that surviving family members remain together.
- He is survived by his second wife, Wende, whom he married in 1975, and by their two sons and a daughter.
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