There are 2 main translations of live in Spanish

: live1live2


vivir, v.

Pronunciation /lɪv//lɪv/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(be, remain alive)

      (for) as long as I live mientras viva
      • she lived to be 100 llegó a cumplir 100 años
      • he never lived to see it no alcanzó / llego a verlo
      • she had three months to live le quedaban tres meses de vida
      • according to the doctors, he should live según los médicos, se salvará
      • you'll live no te vas a morir
      • her words will live forever sus palabras vivirán para siempre
      • his spirit still lives among his people su espíritu sigue vivo entre su pueblo
      • the dramatist makes his characters live el dramaturgo da vida a sus personajes
      • By the following morning doctors had told Lorraine that she had a rare form of cervical cancer and only six months to live.
      • In January he was given six months to live but survived longer than doctors predicted.
      • Some patients die within one year of diagnosis, whereas others live longer than six years.
      • That cat is going to live to be 20 and shows every indication of getting meaner by the minute.
      • Though the boy had died instantly on impact, the man lived, and remained in critical condition at a New Jersey hospital.
      • He has been given a 20 per cent chance of survival and doctors say he might have three to six months to live.
      • In one Scottish study of terminally ill cancer patients, those given vitamin C lived four times as long as those who weren't given it.
      • An earlier study found that actors who won Oscars lived an average of four years longer than the competition.
      • The Battle of Britain claimed 544 allied lives and nearly half of the survivors never lived to see the final victory in 1945.
      • We should celebrate the fact that people are living longer and remain in good health.
      • In September 2000, she was diagnosed with bone cancer and given six months to live.
      • A young cancer sufferer with only weeks to live spent his last days raising money to fight the killer disease.
      • Scientists said yesterday they believe they have found a formula which will lead to cats and dogs living longer.
      • They gave him three or at best four years to live, leaving him in a quandary about the ethics of standing again for parliament.
      • Peter's mother was called as he was expected to have only twenty four hours to live.
      • We can live without breathing for only a few minutes, yet we give it very little thought.
      • Pensioners are living longer.
      • Only McKinlay survived, living to the age of 95 when he died in Glasgow in 1983.
      • In other words, women are living longer knowing they have breast cancer.
      • People are now living four to five years longer than in the 1970s, and young people are taller than previous generations.

    • 1.2(experience life)

      • I have the energy of a 30-year-old and I want to get out there and 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.
      • I think I wanted a TV to distract me from the fact I was breathing, not living!
      • Get out there and start living, you never know how much longer it is all going to last.
      • In other words, the blues is about having lived whereas the violin draws heavily on a technical ability that can be gained in a practice room.

  • 2

    • 2.1(conduct one's life)

      she lived and died a Christian vivió y murió cristianamente
      • we live very quietly llevamos una vida tranquila
      • to live according to one's principles vivir de acuerdo a sus (or mis etc.) principios
      • One million children are still living in poverty in Britain, despite the government's pledge to reduce child poverty.
      • There are 291 million people living below the poverty line in sub-Saharan Africa.
      • He lived well and spent freely, renting flats in Chelsea and Brighton, employing servants, owning race horses and running a Rolls-Royce.
      • If we learn to live thriftily and remember the importance of helping our neighbours then we can find ways to adjust.
      • Most vets and cat experts agree that indoor cats live longer, healthier lives.
      • He personally lived frugally and spent the research funding entrusted to him with the same care.
      • Why are the numbers of women living with HIV increasing faster than the number of men?
      • Most tell us they are keen to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible with the necessary social services support to help them do that.
      • Forty years after the War on Poverty began, about 30 percent of black children are still living in poverty.
      • 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.
      • It is a home equipped with the latest technology to enable vulnerable people to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
      • Those who could left the country; those who remained lived under the threat of torture and violent death.
      • People have been living under these pitiful circumstances for decades.
      • Do you think living beyond our means is a modern malady?
      • I, for one, would not produce a child that would have to live under these circumstances.
      • As many as one in four single women pensioners now live in poverty.
      • Seniors need supportive environments to maintain good health and remain living independently.
      • ‘The residents there all live in fear, and so would I,’ he added.
      • I'm sure many aircrews lived under the same circumstances at that time.
      • Although there's no cure, cats can live quite healthy lives for a while after infection.

    • 2.2(support oneself)

      I earn just enough to live gano lo justo para vivir
      • He lived by gambling professionally for over a decade.
      • They live by hunting and gathering.
      • We lived from subsistence farming, growing sweet potatoes, corn, some sugarcane, and ginger.
      • If you make up your mind to live from writing, it is prudent to make certain that your work is good, he added.
      • They lived off their own fertile land, happy and contented.

  • 3

    • 3.1(reside)

      where do you live? ¿donde vives?
      • he lives in Italy/in Paris/in the country/on a boat vive en Italia/París/el campo/un barco
      • she lives at 44 Cedar Avenue vive en la avenida Cedar 44
      • he lives in that suit no se quita ese traje ni para dormir
      • this house is not fit to live in esta casa no está en condiciones
      • it will hit him where he lives eso le va a dar donde más le duele
      • In the past up to four generations have traditionally lived under the same roof.
      • I lived there for six months, and found it to be a pleasant rural village.
      • South African citizens living abroad at the time of the elections will not be allowed to vote.
      • After living there for six months, Mark and I got married and a year later moved to East Harlem.
      • She has been living in Britain for nine years and is studying at Portsmouth University.
      • His parents spent weeks living at hospital as he recovered from his surgery and still have to take him for check-ups on a yearly basis.
      • Although both children now have jobs, they choose to remain living at home.
      • Rubbish on spare land in Burnley is causing anger among residents living nearby.
      • The lucky ones have grandparents living locally who are willing to help out on a regular basis.
      • In 1903, Jack London, the novelist and journalist, spent a year living among the people of the slums of the east end of London.
      • Scurvy is still seen, very occasionally, among old people living alone who neglect their diet.
      • Police were alerted by a resident living in the flats opposite after the alarm was activated.
      • She recently emerged from spending a year living among a closed Buddhist community on Holy Island.
      • In 1993 he moved to Sweden where he lived and worked for four years, mostly in the building trade.
      • Leopards are not the only mammals in which daughters live close to their mothers.
      • Did you or you parents ever live in a house of their own?
      • He later moved to Germany and then Italy where he lived for three years.
      • Later on I overheard him saying that this was his first Bonfire night in the UK as he'd only lived here for six months.
      • We had been friends since kindergarten; she lived across the street from me.
      • He was just a divorced man living alone in a really big house.

    • 3.2British informal (belong)

      where do these dishes live? ¿dónde van estos platos?
      • I don't know where the plates live in their kitchen any more.
      • For the time being the vacuum cleaner lives at the end of the couch.
      • He took the captain and his men to see where the shields lived.
      • I checked the pantry four times - that's where the coffee lives.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (exist in specified way)
    she lives a happy life vive feliz
    • you live your life and I'll live mine tú vive tu vida y déjame vivir la mía
  • 2

    (throw oneself into)
    she really lived the part realmente se identificó con el personaje
    • for two years I lived, ate and slept the business viví dos años totalmente entregado al negocio

There are 2 main translations of live in Spanish

: live1live2


vivo, adj.

Pronunciation /laɪv//lʌɪv/


  • 1

    the number of live births el número de nacidos vivos
    • wow, a real live princess! ¡uy, una princesa de verdad / de carne y hueso!
    • The EU yesterday banned the import of live birds, poultry meat and feathers from Romania for at least six months.
    • Furthermore, is it ethically right for drug developers to use live subjects to test their developmental medicines?
    • Nearby was a cage full of live rabbits and when questioned the teenagers could not provide a satisfactory answer as to how the animals came to be there.
    • They can also locate small heat sources, such as a liferaft in the open sea, or a live body in an expanse of snowy hillside.
    • All 18 who were infected in the 1997 outbreak had been in close contact with live animals in markets or on farms.
    • Dried turtle meat, six live turtles and an undetermined number of explosives were recovered on the boat.
    • Is it better to be a live slave than a dead hero or heroine?
    • Some people buy live trees that are balled in burlap instead of a cut tree.
    • Vacuuming removes mite allergen from carpets but is inefficient at removing live mites.
    • Hundreds of children have been visiting Roves Farm near Swindon to take part in the nativity with a cast of live animals.
    • 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.
    • Each year, Hong Kong imports 1.6 million live pigs from the mainland.
    • I will not have for a pet anything that requires being fed other live animals.
    • The veterinarians look at the live birds, checking for any that may be sick or injured.
    • Carnivorous animals will eat live insects and some will eat mice and rats.
    • Three hundred people staged a rally at Dover yesterday over the export of live animals.
    • Any new ingredients in these products are tested on live animals.
    • The best way to prevent head lice spreading is to check your whole family's scalps regularly and treat them as soon as live lice are found.
    • Unaffected countries have already banned imports of live birds and meat.
  • 2

    • 2.1(of current interest)

      (issue) candente
      (issue) de actualidad
      it is still a live option todavía es una posibilidad (a tener en cuenta)
      • This is a particularly live issue in changes of job duties, the contractual scope of which is vital to decisions on redundancy payments.
      • The issue has been a live issue for a number of years now.
      • Now, they must have been live issues, because we find more than traces of them.
      • The movement of families from older estates to the new ones is also a very live issue and that is happening on a regular basis.
      • The question has been a live one long before it entered the deep entrails of the European Union's legislative process.
      • That is a live question because of the proposed abolition of the Compensation Court of New South Wales.
      • Whether or not there was a default in payment of rent for these premises remains a live issue.
      • That led to the preliminary question, and therefore, your Honour, it remains a live question.
      • Here is a chance at least for the younger generation to make known its views on this live subject.
      • Mr O'Dwyer, however, emphasised the issue was still live and would have to be dealt with.
      • There is a question of trust and it is a live issue and we have to deal with it.
      • As to the second point, is there a live question of discretion in this application?
      • None-the-less, concern to give local communities effective control over policing remains a live issue.
      • So it was a live issue and a real issue for the jury to consider.
      • So the question of the process of reasoning that a trial judge is supposed to go through also became a very live question.
      • Obesity has become a politically live issue in recent years.
      • The place of faith within politics looks likely to remain a live issue as the case for Turkish EU membership is made.
      • Food safety and pollution are very live issues.
      • They knew that Vietnam is still a live issue among a certain generation.
      • That, I submit, was a live issue for the jury when considering this appellant's case.

    • 2.2(still in use)

      en uso
      this one is the live copy esta es la última versión

  • 3

    Television Radio
    the show was live el programa era en directo / en vivo
    • the group's last live concert la última actuación en vivo del grupo
    • the program is recorded before a live audience el programa se graba con público en la sala / en presencia de público
    • 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.
    • The main argument being used against live telecasts is that they will slash attendances on cold winter nights.
    • The performance features six exceptional dancers with live music by the UK's leading tango ensemble.
    • So many people in the club seemed oblivious to the fact that there was actually live music being played.
    • It costs money to go to a football match, why not to watch a live broadcast?
    • As a former musician myself, I love live music and especially jazz.
    • Traditional broadcasters, with a live webcast of their output, were joined by new internet based stations.
    • As yet there's no title, but the band previewed one song, Knives Out, in a live webcast in December.
    • As I removed my earpiece after a live broadcast on Tuesday, a man who'd been listening approached me.
    • This was an historic event, the second ever live telecast out of Ireland.
    • We were treated to live vocals from a soprano, baritone, alto and tenor.
    • This will be the first occasion on which a live broadcast will be made in Parliament.
    • The first live music on the stage was a band called the Duets, a lady and gent who had many fans around the square to hear their songs.
    • Dinner will be served at 6pm and the evening can be spent listening to live traditional music in the village.
    • The performer had been asked to tone his act down after rehearsal but had ignored this request during the live broadcast.
    • As music teachers, we also must promote and encourage attendance at live performances.
    • This tape is a collection of 10 skits from the original live broadcasts of the show.
    • Now, we have the regular live telecasts of even Italian and Spanish league football.
    • These musicians will perform a live holiday music show from a boxcar stage.
    • Though it took many years to establish the technique of sound on film, live music accompanied public performances.
    • Hundreds more were watching by live webcast and listening in by audio conference.
    • Do you attach any importance to what the press say about your music and your live performances?
    • It may not be very long before we will be able to watch anything via live webcast, though likely for a price.
    • In addition to the live music, local DJs will also be performing.
    • My friends are soccer fanatics but they seemed to enjoy the live telecast, once I had explained the rules.
    • However, I suspect that this band really come into their own with live performance.
    • A live musical performance demands our attention and alters our perceptions of time and space.
    • It presents not only sound but also pictures, and the news can be transmitted instantly in live coverage.
    • Right after that the government pulled the plug on further live broadcasts from the cathedral.
    • But every effort is made, says Ian, to create the illusion that the broadcasts are live.
    • Those who couldn't squeeze into the hall could hear the lecture blasted across the campus on speakers, or go home and view the live webcast.
    • You can dance the night away or just relax and enjoy the live music performed by the superb nine-piece Art Lester Band.
    • Added to that, his company is passionate about the relationship between live music and dance in performance.
    • In 1910, a bandstand was erected for the then popular live brass band music.
    • Wearing a green coat and matching headscarf, she made two live broadcasts from just outside the city.
    • Although she has a preference for live music and performance Caroline has a very successful recording career on the Scorpus label.
    • The performance features two live musicians and five performers who do the work of about 10.
    • There was also a live concert of indigenous music and a lavish banquet.
    • Bob agreed that he and Jim would take part in a live broadcast for Country Magazine.
    • Most of the evening performances were a blend of live music and spoken word performances.
  • 4

    • 4.1Electricity

      (terminal/circuit) con corriente
      (circuit/terminal) cargado
      don't touch the cable: it may be live no toques el cable; puede estar conectado / tener corriente
      • The base housed the live electrical wires.
      • Remember which wire is live and have your helper turn the power back off, checking with the tester to be sure.
      • The gang are expert at disabling alarms and have often cut through live junction boxes to do so.
      • He died as a live electric wire fell down into river.
      • Would the wires still be live once they weren't connected up to the box?
      • It is the second time the workman has stared death in the face after striking a live cable with a shovel in Bradford on Avon eight years ago.
      • One accident involving a live electrical wire in his path while he was cutting grass nearly killed him.
      • The cable was certainly live when we got there, but it may have been tripped further down the line.
      • The tree brought down electrical and BT lines, with a live cable setting the tree alight.
      • The impact of the crash snapped the pole in two, with the upper half landing on his roof, leaving live cables dangling next to his property.
      • Meanwhile, Antony, the thinker, had cleverly skewered a piece of Cheddar onto the end of a bare live electrical wire.
      • The crews also secured live electricity cables as falling trees and branches brought down overhead wires.

    • 4.2(burning)

      • The batter is poured into a banana-leaf-lined container and baked in a clay oven on live coals.
      • The rice wine felt like live coal slipping down my throat.
      • 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.
      • He would bank the furnace fires and close the draft to insure live coals the next morning.

  • 5

    (ball) en juego
    • Now for the coup de grace: a pair of Offaly hands would wrap themselves around the next live ball.
    • The ball was still live and the pitcher threw it out of play.
    • Burress then picks up the ball and drops it again, and the Falcons proceed to pick up what should be a live ball.
    • A player may leave the playing area to play a live ball.
    • The ball becomes live when it leaves the referee's or umpire's hands on a jump ball.


Television Radio

  • 1

    (broadcast) en directo
    (broadcast) en vivo
    we now go live to Colin Black in New York ahora conectamos con Colin Black en Nueva York
    • Kian described it as the moment the band has all been waiting for, getting up on stage and performing live.
    • Thousands will relish the chance to see them perform together live on stage at Buckingham Palace.
    • The entire BBC Local Radio network in England will broadcast the funeral live.
    • Millions more watched the event live on TV and listened to the national radio.
    • There's something about seeing sport live that makes a difference.
    • The game will be screened live on Sky TV with a 6.05 pm kick off.
    • John will also report live from the major events in the political calendar.
    • The songs have been recorded live in studios and computers have not been used to arrange the music.
    • Charlie sent a personal message and a signed photograph to brave Jasmine and free tickets have been arranged for her to see the band play live.
    • If enacted, either bill could prevent you from hearing your favorite band or DJ live.
    • Their midday encounter was being shown live on the big screen, just behind the court.
    • Glasgow's Proms in the Park will be broadcast live, in its entirety on BBC Radio Scotland.
    • We just can't wait to be back on-stage performing live and especially at home in Ireland.
    • You also allowed it to be broadcast live on television and on radio here.
    • What do you prefer - playing live or recording spectacular music in the solitude of a recording studio?
    • This man is a singer of tremendous ability and well worth hearing live.
    • The race will be televised live around the world.
    • I also remember watching his resignation speech live, another great performance.
    • Even though I'd only written my first song then, I'd been playing live for years.
    • Each programme from the daytime schedule is broadcasting live from a different venue throughout the day.