Quick answer
"Life" is a noun which is often translated as "la vida", and "star" is a noun which is often translated as "la estrella". Learn more about the difference between "life" and "star" below.
life(
layf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (existence)
a. la vida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Life is a wonderful and terrifying enigma.La vida es un enigma maravilloso y aterrador.
2. (lifetime)
a. la vida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He traveled to many interesting places during his life, including Timbuktu.Viajó a muchos lugares interesantes durante su vida, incluso Timbuktú.
b. la duración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(battery)
The batteries I use in my radio have a life of only two months.Las pilas que uso en mi radio tienen una duración de tan solo dos meses.
c. la vigencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(agreement, document)
The annuity is guaranteed during the life of the agreement.La anualidad está garantizada durante la vigencia del acuerdo.
3. (a living thing)
a. la vida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He never forgave himself for the lives that were lost when he crashed into the train.Nunca se perdonó por las vidas que se perdieron cuando chocó con el tren.
4. (living things collectively)
a. la vida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My grandfather believes they will soon find life on Mars.Mi abuelo cree que pronto encontrarán vida en Marte.
5. (vitality)
a. la energía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The show's choreography was great and the dancers were really full of life.La coreografía del espectáculo estuvo muy buena y los bailarines muy llenos de energía.
b. la vida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The actress brought a lot of life into the role.La actriz le dio mucha vida al papel.
6. (lifestyle)
a. la vida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How are you enjoying married life, my friend?¿Qué tal la vida de casado, amigo mío?
7. (biography)
a. la vida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A new life of Saint John was published last year.Publicaron una nueva vida de San Juan el año pasado.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(life imprisonment)
a. la cadena perpetua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This state doesn't have the death penalty, so you'll probably get life.Este estado no cuenta con la pena de muerte, así que probablemente te condenarán a cadena perpetua.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (lasting a lifetime)
a. de por vida
He is a life member of the Association of Guinea Pig Admirers.Es miembro de por vida de la Asociación de Aficionados de las Cobayas.
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star(
star
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (astronomy)
a. la estrella
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
At night we had a clear view of the stars.Por la noche veíamos las estrellas con toda claridad.
b. el astro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Sun is the king star.El Sol es el astro rey.
2. (celebrity)
a. la estrella
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All the stars walked the red carpet.Todas las estrellas desfilaron por la alfombra roja.
b. el astro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He became a sports star overnight.De la noche a la mañana se convirtió en un astro del deporte.
3. (symbol)
a. el asterisco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Press star and dial the number.Pulsa asterisco y marca el número.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (most important)
a. estrella
He is the team's star player.Es el jugador estrella del equipo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (film and theater)
a. protagonizar
The movie stars several Oscar-nominated actors.La película es protagonizada por varios actores nominados al Oscar.
6. (to mark)
a. marcar con un asterisco
The emails you haven't yet read are starred.Los emails que no has leído aparecen marcados con un asterisco.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (film and theater)
a. protagonizar
He starred in two movies in the nineties and then disappeared.Protagonizó dos películas en los noventa y luego desapareció.
stars
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(astrology)
a. el horóscopo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let's see what my stars say this week.Veamos qué dice mi horóscopo esta semana.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It was written in the stars that he would end like this.Estaba escrito que acabaría así.
Laura believed her destiny was written in the stars.Laura creía que su futuro estaba escrito en las estrellas.
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