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"Long life" is a phrase which is often translated as "larga vida", and "viva" is an interjection which is often translated as "viva". Learn more about the difference between "long life" and "viva" below.
long life
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. larga vida
If you want to live a long life, you'll need to take good care of your body.Si quieres tener una larga vida, tienes que cuidar bien tu cuerpo.
b. longevidad
I think we should ask Ana the secret to a long life. She looks so healthy!Creo que deberíamos pedirle a Ana el secreto de la longevidad. ¡Se ve tan saludable!
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viva(
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express good will)
a. viva
The fans cheered, "Viva Lenny!" when he made a basket from across the court.Los aficionados vitorearon, "¡Viva Lenny!" cuando hizo una canasta desde el otro lado de la cancha.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. el examen oral
(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).
Randy felt relaxed and prepared as he walked into the room for his viva.Randy se sintió tranquilo y preparado cuando entró en la sala para su examen oral.
b. la defensa de la tesis
(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).
Now that Marta has handed in her PhD thesis, she will have to prepare for her viva.Ahora que Marta entregó su tesis de doctorado, tendrá que prepararse para la defensa de la tesis.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (education)
a. evaluar el examen oral de
I'm helping my colleagues viva a student on his PhD in Applied Linguistics.Estoy ayudando a mis colegas a evaluar el examen oral de un estudiante que opta a un doctorado en Lingüística Aplicada.
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