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"Living" is a noun which is often translated as "la vida", and "lively" is an adjective which is often translated as "animado". Learn more about the difference between "living" and "lively" below.
living(
lihv
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ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (way of life)
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).
Beachside living is very peaceful.La vida en la playa es muy tranquila.
2. (livelihood)
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).
I don't know how that artist earns a living.No sé cómo ese artista se gana la vida.
3. (living people)
a. los vivos
(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 the Day of the Dead, the living remember those who have already passed away.El Día de Muertos, los vivos recuerdan a los que ya fallecieron.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (alive)
a. vivo
Many consider him the greatest living writer in all of Europe.Hay muchos que lo consideran el escritor vivo más importante de toda Europa.
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lively(
layv
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li
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cheerful)
a. animado
The event was very lively. We had a great time!El evento estuvo muy animado. ¡Pasamos un gran rato!
b. vivaz
My son is a lively boy.Mi hijo es un chico muy vivaz.
2. (intense)
a. animado
The panelists engaged in a lively debate about climate change.Los invitados entablaron un animado debate sobre el cambio climático.
3. (very close to reality)
a. vívido
She gave a lively description of the situation in that town.Dio una vívida descripción de la situación en ese pueblo.
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