lifetime
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lifetime(
layf
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taym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (duration of a person's 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).
He visited many countries in his lifetime.Visitó muchos países en su vida.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I wonder if I'll see flying cars in my lifetime.Me pregunto si veré autos voladores mientras viva.
The work of his lifetime was sadly destroyed by a hurricane.El trabajo de toda una vida quedó penosamente destruido por un huracán.
2. (a very long time)
a. la eternidad
(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 waited for a lifetime in the bank.Esperé una eternidad en el banco.
3. (duration of usefulness)
a. la vida útil
(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).
The building was built with cheap materials and only has an expected lifetime of seven to ten years.El edificio se construyó con materiales de poca calidad y tiene una vida útil esperada de solo siete a diez años.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (for life)
a. vitalicio
United States Supreme Court judges receive a lifetime appointment.El nombramiento de los magistrados de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos es vitalicio.
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lifetime
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
in my lifetimedurante mi vida
it's the chance or opportunity of a lifetimees la oportunidad de mi/tu/su etc . vida
the holiday of a lifetimelas vacaciones de mi/tu/su etc . vida
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lifetime [ˈlaɪftaɪm]
noun
1 (lifespan) vida (f)
in my lifetime durante mi vida; en el curso de mi vida; in the lifetime of this parliament en el transcurso de esta legislatura; within my lifetime mientras viva; the chance of a lifetime una oportunidad única en la vida; once in a lifetime una vez en la vida; the work of a lifetime el trabajo de toda una vida
2 eternidad (f)
it seemed a lifetime pareció una eternidad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "lifetime"
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once in a lifetime
una vez en la vida
adventure of a lifetime
no direct translation
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
la oportunidad única en la vida
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