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live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (reside)abitare, vivere vi
 Luca lives on the second floor.
 Luca abita al secondo piano.
live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (manage one's life)vivere vi
 Two full time jobs is no way to live.
 Con due lavori a tempo pieno non c'è tempo per vivere.
live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be alive)essere vivo vi
  vivere vi
 The king is not dead! He lives!
 Il re non è morto! È vivo!
live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (remain alive)essere vivo vi
  vivere vi
  vivere
 Yes, he still lives. He must be ninety years old.
 Sì, è ancora vivo. Dovrebbe avere novant'anni.
live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (exist)esistere vi
 Cockroaches have lived for millions of years.
 Gli scarafaggi esistono da milioni di anni.
live adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (living)vivo agg
 We bought live crabs for dinner.
 Abbiamo comprato granchi vivi per cena.
live adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (with people present)dal vivo loc agg
  in diretta loc avv
 The comedian loved performing in front of a live audience.
 Al comico piaceva recitare dal vivo.
 
Additional Translations
live adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (burning)ardente agg
 Don't touch the coals from the fire; they are still live.
 Non toccare i carboni del fuoco, sono ancora ardenti.
live adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (weapons)carico agg
 In training, the army uses blanks instead of live ammunition.
 Durante le esercitazioni l'esercito usa le cartucce invece di munizioni cariche.
live adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (electrical: with current)carico agg
 Don't touch the wires; they are still live with electricity.
 Non toccare i fili; sono ancora carichi di elettricità.
live adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (broadcasting)in diretta loc avv
 We are broadcasting live from the scene of the protest.
 Stiamo trasmettendo in diretta le immagini della protesta.
live adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (sports: in play)in gioco loc agg
 The ball was still live because it had not gone out of bounds.
 La palla era ancora in gioco perché non era uscita dal campo.
live adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (audience: present at performance)traduzione non disponibile
 The comedian loved performing in front of a live audience.
live advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (broadcast: direct)traduzione non disponibile
 We are broadcasting live from the scene of the protest.
live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (subsist)vivere vi
  sopravvivere vi
 Many people around the world live on less than a dollar per day.
 Molte persone al mondo vivono con meno di un dollaro al giorno.
live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (enjoy life)  (godere la vita)vivere vi
 You can't work all your life; you have to live!
 Non puoi lavorare tutta la vita; devi anche vivere!
live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (live in some manner)vivere vtr
 Many monks live a Spartan life.
 Molti monaci vivono una vita spartana.
live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (cohabit)  (abitare)vivere vi
 The brothers live together.
 I fratelli vivono insieme.
live vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (experience)rivivere vtr
 He still lives the war in his imagination.
 Nella sua immaginazione rivive la guerra.
live vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (way of life)  (condurre l'esistenza)vivere vtr
 He lives a moral life, as he speaks a moral life.
 Vive una vita morale così come la predica.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
go live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be broadcast directly, go on air)andare in diretta vi
 The new website went live last week.
live again   (vivere ancora)rivivere v
live alone viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (not cohabit, reside by oneself)abitare da soli vi
 After many years of flat-sharing, it is a luxury to live alone.
 Dopo tanti anni in cui sono stato in appartamento con dei coinquilini, abitare da soli è un vero lusso.
live and breathe essere un fanatico di
live and breathe essere fissato con
live and breathe [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be passionately interested in [sth])vivere solo per vi
 When I was a teenager I lived and breathed ballet, but unfortunately I was not talented enough to make a career out of it.
 Her boyfriend lives and breathes football. Nothing else seems to interest him.
 Da giovane vivevo solo per il ballo, ma purtroppo - nonostante la grande passione - non sono mai riuscita a diventare una ballerina professionista.
  vivere di, vivere di pane e ... vi
 Suo marito vive di pane e calcio. Tutte le domeniche lui va allo stadio e lei lo aspetta a casa.
live and learn v (gain knowledge and experience)imparare dall'esperienza
live and let live v (be tolerant of others)  (idiomatico)vivi e lascia vivere!
  essere tollerante, lasciare in pace gli altri
live apart viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (reside at separate addresses)vivere separati
live as husband and wife v (cohabit as a couple)vivere in coppia
live at vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (reside at)  (a casa altrui)abitare da, abitare a casa di, vivere da vi
 George lives at his mom's house because he is not able to afford an apartment for himself yet.
 Giorgio abita da sua madre perché non può permettersi un appartamento da solo.
live broadcast   (televisiva)diretta nf
live by [sth] v (take [sth] as a rule for life)vivere secondo, tener fede a
live by [sth] v (use [sth] to acquire necessities)vivere di qc
live center USpunta girevole
live down vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (stop being embarrassed about)smetterla di sentirsi imbarazzato per, non essere più imbarazzato per vtr
 His friends ensured that he could never live down the day he accidently wore his sister's pants.
 I suoi amici assicurano che non potrebbe mai smetterla di sentirsi imbarazzato per il giorno in cui accidentalmente indossò le mutande di sua sorella.
live down [sth] v (make others forget [sth] embarrassing you did)far dimenticare una figuraccia
 He was never able to live down the time when his trousers ripped open.
live fast viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (behave recklessly)vivere freneticamente, vivere in maniera spericolata
live for [sth] v (take [sth] as one's reason for living)vivere per, vivere allo scopo di
live for today v informal, figurative (make the most of the moment)vivere per l'oggi
  vivere senza pensare al domani
live forever viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be immortal, never die)vivere per sempre, vivere in eterno vi
 Elvis died years ago but to his fans he will live forever in their hearts.
 Elvis è morto molti anni fa, ma vivrà per sempre nel cuore dei suoi fan.
live forever viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be enduring)essere eterno, essere imperituro
  non morire mai, non tramontare mai
 Classic movies like "Casablanca" will live forever in the hearts of movie-goers.
live hard viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (behave recklessly and decadently)vivere intensamente, vivere in modo spericolato
 Rock stars are known for living hard and dying young.
live high vivere al di sopra delle proprie possibilità
live in
live-in
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(reside in one's place of work)  (abitante sul luogo di lavoro stesso)residente agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj
 The hotel staff live in so they don't have to travel home after work.
 My mother is disabled and has to have a live-in carer.
 Una volta, per le famiglie più abbienti era normale avere del personale di servizio residente.
live in peace viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (coexist harmoniously)vivere in pace, vire in armonia
 Can't you just live in peace with your neighbors?
live in poverty viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be very poor)vivere in povertà vi
 Half the world lives in poverty while the other half is throwing away good food.
 Metà popolazione mondiale vive in povertà e l'altra metà consuma e spreca a più non posso.
live it up v slang (lead a hedonistic life)godersela vtr
live it up v slang (celebrate extravagantly)festeggiare vi
  fare baldoria
live load carico inesploso
live music nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (performance by musicians)musica live, esibizione live nf
  concerto live nm
live oak   (bot.)leccio nm
live oak elce
live off vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (survive on, be supported by)  (fonti di reddito)vivere di, vivere con vi
 The widow lives off her late husband's pension and Social Security checks.
 La vedova vive della pensione di reversibilità del marito e di assegni sociali.
live off of vivere di
live on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (use for money)vivere di qc
 My mother gives me a monthly allowance but it's not enough to live on.
live on viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (continue to exist indefinitely)continuare a vivere, vivere per sempre vi
 Although a great performer has died today, his memory will live on.
 Oggi è morto un grande artista, ma il suo ricordo continuerà a vivere.
live on one's own v (not share one's accommodation)vivere da solo
live on [sth] alone vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (have [sth] as only sustenance )vivere di solo... vi
 Man cannot live on bread alone.
 Non si vive di solo pane.
live on the edge v informal, figurative (take risks)vivere sul filo del rasoio
live or die vivere o morire
live out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (live for the duration of)vivere, trascorrere vtr
live out viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." US (domestic, etc; not reside in house of employer)  (personale domestico)vivere fuori, non essere residente
live performance rappresentazione dal vivo, spettacolo dal vivo nf
live show nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tv, radio: programme broadcast live)trasmissione in diretta
  programma in diretta
live show nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stage show performed live)spettacolo dal vivo
live simply viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (avoid extravagant spending)  (senza lussi)vivere in modo semplice vi
 If you live simply and don't buy things you don't need, you won't have to keep working extra shifts.
 Se vivi in modo semplice e non compri roba inutile, non hai bisogno di fare gli straordinari per sbarcare il lunario.
live steam vapore vivo
live [sth] down v (be allowed to forget [sth] embarrassing)dimenticare una figuraccia
live the high life viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (have a luxurious lifestyle)fare la bella vita, vivere nel lusso vi
 Ever since he won the lottery, he has been living the high life.
 Da quando ha vinto alla lotteria, vive nel lusso più sfrenato.
live through vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (experience or endure)sopravvivere a vi
 Our grandparents lived through the War and know what it is like to lose everything.
live through it v (experience or endure it)superare, farcela vtr
 Don't worry - times are hard because of the recession but you'll live through it.
live ticker nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (scrolling news bulletin)live ticker
Nota: Notiziario video o web aggiornato in tempo reale
live to eat vivere per mangiare
live together viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (cohabit)convivere, vivere insieme, vivere assieme vi
 A year after they started dating, they decided to live together.
 Si frequentavano già da due anni quando hanno deciso di andare a convivere.
live up fare la bella vita
live up to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be as good as)essere all'altezza vi
 I fear I will never live up to my parents' expectations.
live up to [sb]'s expectation v (be as good as anticipated)essere all'altezza delle aspettative vi
live upon vivere alle spalle
live well viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be comfortably well off)vivere bene, passarsela bene vi
 We're not rich, but we live well.
 Non siamo ricchi, ma ce la passiamo bene.
live wire nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (cable carrying electricity)  (elettricità)cavo sotto tensione nm
 What colour is the live wire in a plug?
 Always assume that a fallen wire is a live wire.
live wire nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (lively, outgoing person)attivo, vivace, pieno di vita agg
 She's a real live wire, always on the go.
live with coabitare v
live with it rassegnarsi
live with it convivere
live with it colloquial  (starci colloq)accettare v
live with [sb] v (cohabit, live under same roof as [sb])abitare con, coabitare con vi
 I once lived with someone who would never wash the dishes.
 Appena sposata ho dovuto coabitare con i miei suoceri perché il nostro appartamento non era ancora pronto.
live with [sth] v (accept or endure [sth])  (accettare)convivere con vi
 His disease is incurable - he'll just have to live with it.
 La sua malattia è incurabile; dovrà conviverci.
live without [sth] or [sb] v (be deprived of [sth] or [sb])vivere senza
live-in adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (residing in your workplace)che abita nella casa in cui lavora agg
  convivente agg
 My mother is disabled and has to have a live-in carer.
live-in partner convivente nmf
long life to live lunga vita da vivere
Long live exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (used to champion a person or cause)  (supporto)viva …!, vita lunga a …!
place to live posto per vivere
to live like a pig vivere come un maiale v
to live up to one's billing v figurative (be as good as expected)essere all'altezza delle aspettative vi
where you live dove vivi
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