In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(be, remain alive)vivir(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 vivió para 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
- Pensioners are living longer.
- Though the boy had died instantly on impact, the man lived, and remained in critical condition at a New Jersey hospital.
- In January he was given six months to live but survived longer than doctors predicted.
- In other words, women are living longer knowing they have breast cancer.
- He has been given a 20 per cent chance of survival and doctors say he might have three to six months to live.
- Scientists said yesterday they believe they have found a formula which will lead to cats and dogs living longer.
- Some patients die within one year of diagnosis, whereas others live longer than six years.
- In September 2000, she was diagnosed with bone cancer and given six months to live.
- People are now living four to five years longer than in the 1970s, and young people are taller than previous generations.
- By the following morning doctors had told Lorraine that she had a rare form of cervical cancer and only six months to live.
- That cat is going to live to be 20 and shows every indication of getting meaner by the minute.
- We should celebrate the fact that people are living longer and remain in good health.
- We can live without breathing for only a few minutes, yet we give it very little thought.
- Only McKinlay survived, living to the age of 95 when he died in Glasgow in 1983.
- A young cancer sufferer with only weeks to live spent his last days raising money to fight the killer disease.
- 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.
- Peter's mother was called as he was expected to have only twenty four hours to live.
- An earlier study found that actors who won Oscars lived an average of four years longer than the competition.
- They gave him three or at best four years to live, leaving him in a quandary about the ethics of standing again for parliament.
- The Battle of Britain claimed 544 allied lives and nearly half of the survivors never lived to see the final victory in 1945.
- The voice is calling us to leave our foolish fears behind, to take risks, to trust, to begin to really live.
- Maybe you should start living instead of just watching everyone else.
- 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.
- I have the energy of a 30-year-old and I want to get out there and live!
- I think I wanted a TV to distract me from the fact I was breathing, not living!
2.1(conduct one's life)vivirshe 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
- Although there's no cure, cats can live quite healthy lives for a while after infection.
- ‘The residents there all live in fear, and so would I,’ he added.
- Seniors need supportive environments to maintain good health and remain living independently.
- 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.
- As many as one in four single women pensioners now live in poverty.
- I, for one, would not produce a child that would have to live under these circumstances.
- He lived well and spent freely, renting flats in Chelsea and Brighton, employing servants, owning race horses and running a Rolls-Royce.
- Do you think living beyond our means is a modern malady?
- People have been living under these pitiful circumstances for decades.
- Forty years after the War on Poverty began, about 30 percent of black children are still living in poverty.
- One million children are still living in poverty in Britain, despite the government's pledge to reduce child poverty.
- I'm sure many aircrews lived under the same circumstances at that time.
- 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.
- There are 291 million people living below the poverty line in sub-Saharan Africa.
- He personally lived frugally and spent the research funding entrusted to him with the same care.
- Those who could left the country; those who remained lived under the threat of torture and violent death.
- 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.
- Why are the numbers of women living with HIV increasing faster than the number of men?
2.2(support oneself)vivirI earn just enough to live — gano lo justo para vivir
- They live by hunting and gathering.
- 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.
- We lived from subsistence farming, growing sweet potatoes, corn, some sugarcane, and ginger.
- He lived by gambling professionally for over a decade.
3.1(reside)vivirwhere 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Did you or you parents ever live in a house of their own?
- Scurvy is still seen, very occasionally, among old people living alone who neglect their diet.
- Leopards are not the only mammals in which daughters live close to their mothers.
- In 1903, Jack London, the novelist and journalist, spent a year living among the people of the slums of the east end of London.
- He was just a divorced man living alone in a really big house.
- Rubbish on spare land in Burnley is causing anger among residents living nearby.
- She has been living in Britain for nine years and is studying at Portsmouth University.
- The lucky ones have grandparents living locally who are willing to help out on a regular basis.
- 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.
- Police were alerted by a resident living in the flats opposite after the alarm was activated.
- He later moved to Germany and then Italy where he lived for three years.
- We had been friends since kindergarten; she lived across the street from me.
- After living there for six months, Mark and I got married and a year later moved to East Harlem.
- In 1993 he moved to Sweden where he lived and worked for four years, mostly in the building trade.
- She recently emerged from spending a year living among a closed Buddhist community on Holy Island.
3.2British informal (belong)irwhere do these dishes live? — ¿dónde van estos platos?
- 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.
- 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.
1(exist in specified way)vivirshe lives a happy life — lleva una vida 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
1(broadcast) en directo(broadcast) en vivowe now go live to Colin Black in New York — ahora conectamos con Colin Black en Nueva York
- The game will be screened live on Sky TV with a 6.05 pm kick off.
- There's something about seeing sport live that makes a difference.
- We just can't wait to be back on-stage performing live and especially at home in Ireland.
- Kian described it as the moment the band has all been waiting for, getting up on stage and performing live.
- Their midday encounter was being shown live on the big screen, just behind the court.
- The race will be televised live around the world.
- You also allowed it to be broadcast live on television and on radio here.
- If enacted, either bill could prevent you from hearing your favorite band or DJ live.
- Each programme from the daytime schedule is broadcasting live from a different venue throughout the day.
- This man is a singer of tremendous ability and well worth hearing live.
- I also remember watching his resignation speech live, another great performance.
- The entire BBC Local Radio network in England will broadcast the funeral live.
- The songs have been recorded live in studios and computers have not been used to arrange the music.
- Thousands will relish the chance to see them perform together live on stage at Buckingham Palace.
- John will also report live from the major events in the political calendar.
- 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.
- Millions more watched the event live on TV and listened to the national radio.
- Even though I'd only written my first song then, I'd been playing live for years.
- What do you prefer - playing live or recording spectacular music in the solitude of a recording studio?
- Glasgow's Proms in the Park will be broadcast live, in its entirety on BBC Radio Scotland.
1(alive)vivothe number of live births — el número de nacidos vivos
- wow, a real live princess! — ¡uy, una princesa de verdad / de carne y hueso!
- I will not have for a pet anything that requires being fed other live animals.
- Furthermore, is it ethically right for drug developers to use live subjects to test their developmental medicines?
- Some people buy live trees that are balled in burlap instead of a cut tree.
- Unaffected countries have already banned imports of live birds and meat.
- Several diseases cause rings of dead grass with live green grass in the center.
- All 18 who were infected in the 1997 outbreak had been in close contact with live animals in markets or on farms.
- The EU yesterday banned the import of live birds, poultry meat and feathers from Romania for at least six months.
- 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.
- Each year, Hong Kong imports 1.6 million live pigs from the mainland.
- Dried turtle meat, six live turtles and an undetermined number of explosives were recovered on the boat.
- Carnivorous animals will eat live insects and some will eat mice and rats.
- 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.
- Vacuuming removes mite allergen from carpets but is inefficient at removing live mites.
- 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.
- Hundreds of children have been visiting Roves Farm near Swindon to take part in the nativity with a cast of live animals.
- 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 veterinarians look at the live birds, checking for any that may be sick or injured.
- 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.
2.1(of current interest)(issue) candente(issue) de actualidadit is still a live option — todavía es una posibilidad (a tener en cuenta)
- They knew that Vietnam is still a live issue among a certain generation.
- That is a live question because of the proposed abolition of the Compensation Court of New South Wales.
- Food safety and pollution are very live issues.
- The place of faith within politics looks likely to remain a live issue as the case for Turkish EU membership is made.
- Now, they must have been live issues, because we find more than traces of them.
- There is a question of trust and it is a live issue and we have to deal with it.
- Here is a chance at least for the younger generation to make known its views on this live subject.
- Obesity has become a politically live issue in recent years.
- The question has been a live one long before it entered the deep entrails of the European Union's legislative process.
- This is a particularly live issue in changes of job duties, the contractual scope of which is vital to decisions on redundancy payments.
- That, I submit, was a live issue for the jury when considering this appellant's case.
- So the question of the process of reasoning that a trial judge is supposed to go through also became a very live question.
- The issue has been a live issue for a number of years now.
- So it was a live issue and a real issue for the jury to consider.
- Mr O'Dwyer, however, emphasised the issue was still live and would have to be dealt with.
- That led to the preliminary question, and therefore, your Honour, it remains a live question.
- 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.
- Whether or not there was a default in payment of rent for these premises remains a live issue.
- 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.
2.2(still in use)en usothis one is the live copy — esta es la última versión
3Radio Televisionthe 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
- The performer had been asked to tone his act down after rehearsal but had ignored this request during the live broadcast.
- These musicians will perform a live holiday music show from a boxcar stage.
- As yet there's no title, but the band previewed one song, Knives Out, in a live webcast in December.
- As a former musician myself, I love live music and especially jazz.
- As music teachers, we also must promote and encourage attendance at live performances.
- Though it took many years to establish the technique of sound on film, live music accompanied public performances.
- There was also a live concert of indigenous music and a lavish banquet.
- This was an historic event, the second ever live telecast out of Ireland.
- As I removed my earpiece after a live broadcast on Tuesday, a man who'd been listening approached me.
- The main argument being used against live telecasts is that they will slash attendances on cold winter nights.
- However, I suspect that this band really come into their own with live performance.
- 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.
- Right after that the government pulled the plug on further live broadcasts from the cathedral.
- The performance features six exceptional dancers with live music by the UK's leading tango ensemble.
- Wearing a green coat and matching headscarf, she made two live broadcasts from just outside the city.
- Added to that, his company is passionate about the relationship between live music and dance in performance.
- But every effort is made, says Ian, to create the illusion that the broadcasts are live.
- Bob agreed that he and Jim would take part in a live broadcast for Country Magazine.
- Do you attach any importance to what the press say about your music and your live performances?
- The performance features two live musicians and five performers who do the work of about 10.
- Hundreds more were watching by live webcast and listening in by audio conference.
- 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.
- It presents not only sound but also pictures, and the news can be transmitted instantly in live coverage.
- My friends are soccer fanatics but they seemed to enjoy the live telecast, once I had explained the rules.
- This will be the first occasion on which a live broadcast will be made in Parliament.
- Although she has a preference for live music and performance Caroline has a very successful recording career on the Scorpus label.
- 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.
- It may not be very long before we will be able to watch anything via live webcast, though likely for a price.
- Traditional broadcasters, with a live webcast of their output, were joined by new internet based stations.
- It costs money to go to a football match, why not to watch a live broadcast?
- In 1910, a bandstand was erected for the then popular live brass band music.
- Dinner will be served at 6pm and the evening can be spent listening to live traditional music in the village.
- A live musical performance demands our attention and alters our perceptions of time and space.
- 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.
- We were treated to live vocals from a soprano, baritone, alto and tenor.
- In addition to the live music, local DJs will also be performing.
- So many people in the club seemed oblivious to the fact that there was actually live music being played.
- Most of the evening performances were a blend of live music and spoken word performances.
4.1Electricity(circuit/terminal) con corriente(circuit/terminal) cargadodon't touch the cable: it may be live — no toques el cable; puede estar conectado / tener corriente
- The tree brought down electrical and BT lines, with a live cable setting the tree alight.
- 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.
- Meanwhile, Antony, the thinker, had cleverly skewered a piece of Cheddar onto the end of a bare live electrical wire.
- The cable was certainly live when we got there, but it may have been tripped further down the line.
- Remember which wire is live and have your helper turn the power back off, checking with the tester to be sure.
- The base housed the live electrical wires.
- 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.
- Would the wires still be live once they weren't connected up to the box?
- The gang are expert at disabling alarms and have often cut through live junction boxes to do so.
- The crews also secured live electricity cables as falling trees and branches brought down overhead wires.
- He died as a live electric wire fell down into river.
- 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.
- A live coal from the altar has touched his lips, and they are purified.
- Nobody wished to retain money, everybody dropped it like a live coal.
- He would bank the furnace fires and close the draft to insure live coals the next morning.
5Sport(ball) en juego
- Now for the coup de grace: a pair of Offaly hands would wrap themselves around the next live ball.
- Burress then picks up the ball and drops it again, and the Falcons proceed to pick up what should be a live ball.
- The ball becomes live when it leaves the referee's or umpire's hands on a jump ball.
- A player may leave the playing area to play a live ball.
- The ball was still live and the pitcher threw it out of play.
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