be alive

be alive(
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layv
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be living)
a. estar vivo
Is he alive? - I'll check his pulse.¿Está vivo? - Revisaré su pulso.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He would still be alive if the ambulance had arrived more quickly.Seguiría con vida si la ambulancia hubiera llegado más pronto.
It's a miracle she's still alive.Es un milagro que sigue viva.
2. (to be active)
a. estar vivo
The project to build an apartment building here is alive, despite opposition from the neighbors.El proyecto de construcción de un edificio de departamentos aquí está vivo, a pesar de la oposición de los vecinos.
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