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)(plant/person/animal) sobrevivir(tradition/custom/belief) sobrevivir(belief/custom/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
- Remedial work has now been undertaken and a small population continues to survive there.
- In January he was given six months to live but survived longer than doctors predicted.
- We may not enjoy it, but it is a fact that we live and we survive amidst incredible turmoil.
- 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.
- Untreated, patients do not survive to adulthood.
- One old blanket wasn't much help trying to survive in the wilds.
- Those who have survived now mostly live in the open, where they lack enough food, water and sanitation.
- She died three days after giving birth and her baby survived only a fortnight longer.
- 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.
- Of these, only two survived outside the womb.
- However, all survived somehow, and managed to feed and house themselves, have relationships, and have children.
- There are moving accounts of people struggling to survive against the odds.
- Many are grazing, and others continue to survive in our midst whether we like it or not.
- Many of these children are surviving to adulthood and living satisfying, productive lives.
- Let's not kid ourselves, it is the type of cancer treatment available and where you live which determines who survives.
- You can only survive so long on dialysis before your body starts shutting down.
- 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.
2informal(cope, get by)how are you doing? — oh, surviving! — ¿qué tal andas? — ya lo ves, tirando informal
- 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(crash/accident) salir con vida de(earthquake/war) sobrevivir a(experience) superar
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 — enterró a todos sus hermanos
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