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for a living
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. para ganarse la vida
Everyone has to do something for a living. Nothing's free.Todo el mundo tiene que hacer algo para ganarse la vida. Nada es gratis.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I decided when I was 45 that I wanted to do something else for a living.Decidí cuando tenía 45 que me quería dedicar a otra cosa.
What do you do for a living? - I'm a fireman.¿A qué te dedicas? - Soy bombero.
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