Quick answer
"Love" is a noun which is often translated as "el amor", and "live" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "vivir". Learn more about the difference between "love" and "live" below.
love(
luhv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (affection)
a. el amor
(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).
Love is all you need.El amor es todo lo que necesitas.
2. (romantic feeling)
a. el amor
(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).
Your first love doesn't always have to be the love of your life.Tu primer amor no siempre tiene que ser el amor de tu vida.
3. (interest)
a. el amor
(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).
His love for nature profoundly influenced both his personality and his work.Su amor por la naturaleza tuvo una gran influencia tanto en su personalidad como en su obra.
4. (term of endearment)
a. el cariño
(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).
Hey, love, would you mind taking out the trash?Oye, cariño, ¿te importaría sacar la basura?
b. el amor
(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).
I miss you, love.Te extraño, mi amor.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address; used to address a woman) (United Kingdom)
a. la guapa
(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).
Here's your change, love.Aquí tienes el cambio, guapa.
6. (sports)
a. nada (tennis)
If the server wins the first point, the score would be 15-love.Si el jugador con el saque gana el primer punto, el marcador mostrará 15 a nada.
7. (in correspondence)
a. con cariño
See you soon! Love, Miranda.¡Hasta pronto! Con cariño, Miranda.
b. un abrazo
That's all for now! Love, Greg.Nada más por ahora. Un abrazo, Greg.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to feel affection for)
a. querer
I love you very much.Te quiero mucho.
b. amar
She loves her dog more than life itself.Ama a su perro más que su propia vida.
9. (to like strongly)
a. encantar
I love playing videogames.Me encanta jugar videojuegos.
b. adorar
She loves dark chocolate.Adora el chocolate amargo.
c. amar
I love having a cup of coffee and reading a good book.Amo tomarme un café y leer un buen libro.
d. fascinar
I love his movies.Me fascinan sus películas.
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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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