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"Estudiando" is a form of "estudiar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to study". "Viviendo" is a form of "vivir", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to live". Learn more about the difference between "estudiando" and "viviendo" below.
estudiar(
ehs
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too
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dyahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to gain knowledge of)
a. to study
Estudié la lección de química con detenimiento.I studied the chemistry lesson carefully.
2. (to pursue a degree in)
a. to study
Si quieres ser cirujano, tendrás que estudiar medicina.If you want to be a surgeon, you'll have to study medicine.
3. (to look into)
a. to study
Ella le estudió la cara para averiguar si estaba diciendo la verdad.She studied his face to figure out if he was telling the truth.
b. to examine
Este artículo estudia los pros y los contras de enseñar con portátiles.This article examines the pros and cons of teaching with laptops.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to gain knowledge)
a. to study
Mañana no puedo ir a la playa con vosotros porque tengo que estudiar.I can't go to the beach tomorrow with you because I have to study.
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vivir(
bee
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beer
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be alive)
a. to live
En Marte, no vive nada.Nothing lives on Mars.
2. (to dwell)
a. to live
Todavía vivo en casa de mis padres.I still live at my parent's house.
3. (to subsist)
a. to live
La gente de aquí vive de la caza.The people here live off hunting.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to experience)
a. to live through
Nuestro país vivió momentos trágicos en el pasado.Our country has lived through tragedy in the past.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (way of life)
a. lifestyle
No es rico, pero tiene un buen vivir.He is not rich but he has a good lifestyle.
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