living
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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 4).
living(
lihv
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ihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (way of 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).
Beachside living is very peaceful.La vida en la playa es muy tranquila.
2. (livelihood)
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).
I don't know how that artist earns a living.No sé cómo ese artista se gana la vida.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (alive)
a. vivo
Many consider him the greatest living writer in all of Europe.Hay muchos que lo consideran el escritor vivo más importante de toda Europa.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (living people)
a. los vivos
(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).
On the Day of the Dead, the living remember those who have already passed away.El Día de Muertos, los vivos recuerdan a los que ya fallecieron.
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living
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (way of 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).
to be fond of good livingser aficionado a la buena vida
living conditionscondiciones de vida
living expensesgastos mpl
living roomsala de estar, salón m
2. (livelihood)
a. el sustento
(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).
to earn one's livingganarse la vida
what does he do for a living?¿a qué se dedica?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a. vivo(a)
she is our finest living artistes nuestra mejor artista viva
there is not a living soul to be seenno se ve ni un alma
the best/worst within living memorylo mejor/peor que se recuerda
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to scare the living daylights out of somebodydar un susto de muerte a alguien
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to beat the living daylights out of somebodydar una buena paliza or
living willtestamento en vida
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living [ˈlɪvɪŋ]
adjective
1 (alive) [+person, creature, plant] vivo
I have no living relatives no tengo ningún pariente vivo; Ireland's greatest living playwright el mejor dramaturgo irlandés vivo or aún con vida
Joe Namath, the greatest living American footballer
a living death un infierno
living faith fe (f) viva
Betrayal belongs to trust just as doubt belongs to a living faith ...living organisms such as bacteria ...the oldest living tree in documented history
he's the living image of his uncle es el retrato vivo or la imagen viva de su tío
living language lengua (f) viva
the worst drought in or within living memory la peor sequía que se recuerda
the San Francisco earthquake is still within living memory el terremoto de San Francisco tuvo lugar en nuestro tiempo
living proof prueba (f) evidente or palpable
he is living proof of the problems now facing the education system
I didn't see a living soul no vi a un alma
I promised I wouldn't tell a living soul prometí que no se lo diría a nadie
His three-year-old sister rarely saw a living soul outside her own family There wasn't a living soul, there wasn't anything, not even a little bird why are the majority of living things symmetrical?
there wasn't a living thing to be seen no se veía a ningún ser vivo
2 (for living in) [+area] destinado a la vivienda
...the wall dividing the hall and living areas
our living accommodation was pretty basic el lugar donde vivíamos era bastante modesto
noun
1 (livelihood)
to earn a living ganarse la vida
what do you do for a living? ¿cómo te ganas la vida?; ¿en qué trabajas?
now he has to work for a living ahora tiene que trabajar para ganarse la vida
to make a living ganarse la vida
It is possible to make a very good living from modelling...
he thinks the world owes him a living piensa que tiene derecho a que se lo den todo regalado
2 (way of life) vida (f)
the quality of urban living la calidad de la vida en la ciudad
clean living vida (f) ordenada
loose living vida (f) disipada; vida (f) disoluta
plural noun
the living los vivos
There'll be plenty of money for the living, and a decent burial for the dead.
modifier
living area (n) zona (f) destinada a la vivienda
living conditions (n) condiciones (f) de vida
The Merchant Shipping Bill which sought to improve living conditions at sea
living expenses (n) gastos (m) de mantenimiento
I was offered an attractive fee, plus living expenses in New York, to write an article about
living quarters (n) (for students) residencia (f); (for soldiers, servants, staff) dependencias (f)
I'll show you to the living quarters
living room (n) sala (f) de estar; living (m)
living space (n) espacio (m) vital; also
living standards (n) nivel (m) de vida
a fall in living standards un descenso del nivel de vida
...the demand for better living standards
living wage (n) salario de subsistencia
a living wage It's impossible to employ so many people and go on paying them a living wage
£20 a week isn't a living wage con 20 libras a la semana no se puede vivir
They were asking for a living wage
living will (n) declaración (f) de últimas voluntades por la que el declarante se niega a que su vida sea prolongada por medios artificiales en caso de encontrarse enfermo en fase terminal; (por la que el declarante se niega a que su vida sea prolongada por medios artificiales en caso de encontrarse enfermo en fase terminal)
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living
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living(
lee
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been
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (room)
a. living room
El apartamento tiene un living grande y dos dormitorios.The apartment has a large living room and two bedrooms.
2. (furniture)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. three-piece suite
Yo de ti, en esa parte del salón pondría un living.If I were you, I'd put a three-piece suite in that part of the living room.
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living
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. living room
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living [ˈliβin]
livings (plural) [ˈliβin] (Latinoamérica) living room; lounge
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