Quick answer
"Live" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "vivir", and "laugh" is a noun which is often translated as "la risa". Learn more about the difference between "live" and "laugh" below.
live(
lihv
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be alive)
a. vivir
You have so much to live for.Tienes tanto por qué vivir.
2. (to reside)
a. vivir
I still live at my parents' house.Todavía vivo en casa de mis padres.
3. (to survive)
a. vivir
It was a serious accident, but she will live.Fue un accidente muy grave, pero vivirá.
4. (to conduct oneself)
a. vivir
He lives like nothing bad will ever happen to him.Vive como si nada malo jamás le fuera a pasar.
5. (to support oneself)
a. vivir
I can't live on what they're paying me right now.No puedo vivir con lo que me están pagando ahora.
6. (to enjoy)
a. vivir
You have to learn to live a little. You can't always be worrying.Tienes que aprender a vivir un poco. No siempre puedes estar preocupado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to experience in a particular way)
a. vivir
The vacation we took was incredible. It was like living a dream.Las vacaciones que tomamos fueron increíbles. Era como vivir un sueño.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (alive)
a. vivo
They used nanostructures to extract molecules from live cells.Usaron nanoestructuras para extraer moléculas de células vivas.
9. (radio, television)
a. en vivo
The live recording of this song is the best.La grabación en vivo de esta canción es la mejor.
b. en directo
The reporter will be doing a live broadcast from the scene of the demonstrations.El corresponsal estará realizando un reportaje en directo desde la escena de las manifestaciones.
10. (in person)
a. en vivo
This bar has live music on Thursdays.Este bar tiene música en vivo los jueves.
11. (with an electric current)
a. conectado
Never touch a live socket with wet hands.Nunca toques un enchufe conectado con las manos mojadas.
12. (burning)
a. encendido
In some cultures, people walk over live coals.En algunas culturas, la gente camina sobre brasas encendidas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
13. (radio, television)
a. en directo
The president's speech is being broadcast live.El discurso del presidente se presentará en directo.
b. en vivo
Nearly one billion people watched the World Cup final live.Casi mil millones de personas vieron la final de la Copa Mundial en vivo.
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laugh(
lahf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound)
a. la risa
(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).
I knew it was her because she has a very distinctive laugh.Sabía que era ella porque tiene una risa muy particular.
b. la carcajada
(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).
(loud)
His laugh could be heard in the distance.Se oían sus carcajadas a lo lejos.
c. la risotada
(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).
(loud)
I let out a laugh when my sister tripped and fell.Solté una risotada cuando mi hermana tropezó y cayó.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fun and amusing)
a. la risa
(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).
Come to the dinner; it will be a laugh.Ven a la cena, será una risa.
b. el plato
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They told us that his performance would be a laugh.Nos dijeron que su actuación sería un plato.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to make a joyful sound)
a. reírse
The movie was so funny that I couldn't stop laughing.La película era tan graciosa que no podía parar de reírme.
b. reír
His jokes always make me laugh.Sus chistes siempre me hacen reír.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make a joyful sound)
a. reírse
He laughed himself sick.Se rió a más no poder.
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