Translation of survive in Spanish:

survive

sobrevivir, v.

Pronunciation /sərˈvaɪv//səˈvʌɪv/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (continue in existence)
    (person/plant/animal) sobrevivir
    (custom/tradition/belief) sobrevivir
    (belief/custom/tradition) perdurar
    (book/relic) conservarse
    of 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
    • They all needed to be pulling in the same direction in order to continue to survive.
    • 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.
    • You can only survive so long on dialysis before your body starts shutting down.
    • Many of these children are surviving to adulthood and living satisfying, productive lives.
    • She died three days after giving birth and her baby survived only a fortnight longer.
    • After Mr Russell was diagnosed he was given six months to live but survived for 15 years.
    • We may not enjoy it, but it is a fact that we live and we survive amidst incredible turmoil.
    • One old blanket wasn't much help trying to survive in the wilds.
    • In January he was given six months to live but survived longer than doctors predicted.
    • Let's not kid ourselves, it is the type of cancer treatment available and where you live which determines who survives.
    • Remedial work has now been undertaken and a small population continues to survive there.
    • Many are grazing, and others continue to survive in our midst whether we like it or not.
    • Untreated, patients do not survive to adulthood.
    • However, all survived somehow, and managed to feed and house themselves, have relationships, and have children.
    • Those who have survived now mostly live in the open, where they lack enough food, water and sanitation.
    • There are moving accounts of people struggling to survive against the odds.
    • He was in a small settlement where outcasts lived and tried to survive.
    • If that is the case the bird wouldn't have survived in the wild.
    • Of these, only two survived outside the womb.
  • 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
    • 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.
    • Frosh week was when I learned how to survive on one hour of sleep and still have a fantastic day.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (crash/accident) salir con vida de
    (war/earthquake) sobrevivir a
    (experience) superar
    • Lawrence survived a devastating accident at work with months of painful recovery in the hospital and at home.
    • The couple returned to thank local Thais who helped them survive the ordeal.
    • I was told that many less robust animals do not survive the ordeal.
    • With a sector of the city assigned, they tried to find anyone who had survived the horrific ordeal.
    • It is one thing to survive a terrible ordeal and another to learn to live with the fallout.
    • Four years ago, he and five friends survived an accident when their vessel smashed into rocks off North Wales.
    • The buzzard survived his ordeal, although he was extremely dehydrated and had suffered some damage to the muscles in one of his wings.
    • Busby suffered extensive injuries and was the only club official to survive the crash.
    • They have a resilience and an energy to survive what no other vegetable can endure.
    • After surviving the tragic ordeal, the infant has been united with her real father.
    • The humans who survived the disaster lived in a floating space colony.
    • Remarkably, after several weeks in hospital, the little boy survived his ordeal.
    • In the movie, Julie, after being badly injured, survives an accident in which she loses her husband and her child.
    • She survived the ordeal with cuts and bruises and has been praised for her tenacity.
    • Two of the old soldiers saw fit to advise me on how to survive my approaching ordeal.
    • Perhaps hearing the voices of those who survived this ordeal would humanise it for the rest of us.
    • They are two sisters who survived barely a terrible automobile accident.
    • Sarah survived the accident as she was sleeping in her grandparents' house.
    • They were very lucky to be alive and survived their ordeal almost unscathed.
    • The fish are all still around, having survived three winters with us now.
  • 2

    (outlive)
    (person) sobrevivir
    he is survived by his wife and two children deja esposa y dos hijos
    • he survived all his brothers and sisters enterró a todos sus hermanos
    • Mr Parker is survived by his wife, four children and five grandchildren.
    • Billy is survived by his loving wife Jackie and his adoring daughter Karina.
    • He is survived by his wife, sons, sister, nephews, nieces and by other relations.
    • He is survived by his wife Bridget and their family, as well as his brothers and sisters.
    • He married thrice and his third wife Helene survives him.
    • He is survived by his wife Anna, six daughters, two sons, and their families.
    • He was 50 and is survived by wife, three sons and a daughter.
    • He is survived by his five daughters, one son and his grand-daughter Laura.
    • Winnie is survived by her husband Mick, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
    • She is also survived by her sons, daughters and sister-in-law.
    • He is survived by his wife Norrie, sons and daughters, family members, relatives and many friends.
    • Davy was a very popular man locally and he is survived by his wife Patsy and four children.
    • He is survived by his wife of 66 years and four of their five children.
    • Her special companion preceded her in death and she is survived by many close friends.
    • He is survived by his wife, his four children and six grandchildren.
    • He said employers' schemes should not be required to link payments to inflation or to pay surviving partners after death.
    • 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.
    • He is survived by his second wife, Wende, whom he married in 1975, and by their two sons and a daughter.
    • It is necessary that surviving family members remain together.