Quick answer
"Live" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "vivir", and "trim" is an adjective which is often translated as "esbelto". Learn more about the difference between "live" and "trim" 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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trim(
trihm
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slim)
a. esbelto
All the exercise you've been doing is showing. You look trim.Todo el ejercicio que vienes haciendo se nota. Te ves esbelto.
b. delgado
She watches what she eats and as a result, she's very trim.Cuida lo que come y como resultado, está muy delgada.
2. (neat)
a. bien cuidado
The garden looks so trim today. - The gardeners have been here all day.El jardín se ve muy bien cuidado hoy. - Los jardineros estuvieron todo el día.
b. elegante
I bought a hat for my dad with trim lines.Compré un sombrero para mi papá con líneas elegantes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to clip)
a. recortar
I have to trim my mustache once a week.Tengo que recortar mi bigote una vez a la semana.
b. cortar
It looks like it's way past time for you to trim your hair.Parece que ya te urge cortar el cabello.
c. quitar
I asked the butcher to trim the fat before he packaged up the meat.Le pedí al carnicero que quitara la grasa antes de empaquetar la carne.
d. podar (plants)
The gardeners are going to trim the hedges today.Los jardineros van a podar los setos hoy.
4. (to reduce)
a. recortar
We're trimming our prices in all of our stores.Estamos recortando los precios en todas nuestras tiendas.
b. reducir
Switching to LED bulbs will trim our electric bill.Intercambiar estos focos por unos LED reducirá nuestra factura de luz.
5. (to slim)
a. adelgazar
Sheila trimmed her thighs with some simple exercises.Sheila adelgazó los muslos con unos ejercicios sencillos.
6. (to decorate)
a. adornar
Katie trimmed her black hat with a silvery grey material.Katie adornó su sombrero negro con un material gris plateado.
b. decorar
The children trimmed the tree with homemade decorations.Los niños decoraron el árbol con adornos caseros.
c. ribetear
She trimmed her pink dress with a thin black strip along the hem.Ribeteó el vestido rosa con una tira delgada negra en el dobladillo.
7. (nautical)
a. orientar (sails)
You can't control the wind, but you can always trim the sails.No se puede controlar el viento, pero siempre se puede orientar las velas.
b. equilibrar (ship)
Our dog knows where to sit in order to trim the canoe.Nuestro perro sabe dónde sentarse para equilibrar la canoa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (cut)
a. el recorte
(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).
It looks like you could use a trim around the ears.Parece que necesitas un recorte alrededor de las orejas.
9. (good physical condition)
a. el buen estado fïsico
(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).
Gerardo keeps trim by running every day.Gerardo se mantiene en buen estado físico corriendo todos los días.
b. el buen estado
(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).
It takes work to stay in trim.Se requiere de trabajo para mantenerse en buen estado.
c. las buenas condiciones
(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).
She got into trim with a combination of diet and exercise.Llegó a estar en buenas condiciones con una combinación de dieta y ejercicio.
d. la forma
(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).
Silvia stays in trim walking her dog and taking care of her son.Silvia se mantiene en forma sacando su perro a caminar y cuidando a su hijo.
10. (decoration)
a. los adornos
(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).
She wore a tutu with colorful trim for the ballet recital.Se puso un tutú con adornos coloridos para el recital de ballet.
b. el ribete
(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).
Her coat has a faux fur trim.Su abrigo tiene un ribete de pelaje de imitación.
c. las molduras
(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).
(of wood)
The carpenter made a custom trim for the living room ceiling.El carpintero hizo unas molduras a medida para el techo de la sala.
d. el embellecedor
(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).
(on a car)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
They stole the trim off my car's side view mirror.Me robaron el embellecedor del retrovisor del coche.
e. la tapicería
(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).
(in a car)
I got all new trim in the car once my kids were old enough not to mess it up.Compré nueva tapicería para el coche una vez que mis hijos tuvieran la edad suficiente para no estropearla.
11. (nautical)
a. el asiento
(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).
Modern ships use water ballast to maintain the trim of the vessel.Los buques modernos utilzan aguas de lastre para mantener el asiento del navío.
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