vivir

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin vīvere (to live), present active infinitive of vīvō.

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vivir

  1. to live

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin vīvere (to live), present active infinitive of vīvō.

Verb[edit]

vivir (first-person singular present vivo, first-person singular preterite vivín, past participle vivido)

  1. to live
  2. first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of vivir
  3. first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of vivir

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vivir

  1. past infinitive of vivar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish bivir, viver, vevir, bevir[1], from Latin vīvere (to live), present active infinitive of vīvō, from Proto-Italic *gʷīwō, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷíh₃weti (to live, be alive). Compare Ladino bivir, Portuguese viver.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /biˈbiɾ/, [biˈβiɾ]

Noun[edit]

vivir m (plural vivires)

  1. life; lifestyle

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Verb[edit]

vivir (first-person singular present vivo, first-person singular preterite viví, past participle vivido)

  1. (intransitive) to live; to be alive
  2. (intransitive) to make a living, to live (on)
    Vive en migas, nada más.
    He lives on crumbs, nothing more.
  3. (intransitive) to live, reside, inhabit
    Vive en la casa roja.
    She lives in the red house.
    La pobrecita vive con dos hermanas crueles.
    The poor girl lives with two cruel sisters.
  4. (transitive) to experience, to live through
    • 2014, Pablo Martín de Santa Olalla Saludes, El laberinto italiano, Editorial Liber Factory (ISBN 9788499495484), page 9
      Mientras nosotros tuvimos que vivir una dictadura de casi cuarenta años que nos dejó prácticamente aislados del resto de Europa, []
      While we had to live through a dictatorship of almost forty years that left us practically isolated from the rest of Europe, []

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like many intransitive verbs in both Spanish and English, including English live, the verb vivir can take a cognate object; hence vivir la vida loca "to live the crazy life", which is roughly synonymous with vivir locamente "to live crazily".

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