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German translation of 'alive'

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[əˈlaɪv ]
adjective predicative
1.  (living, lively) lebendig
dead or alive tot oder lebendig
to be alive leben
the greatest musician alive der größte lebende Musiker
to stay or keep alive am Leben bleiben
to keep sb/sth alive (literal, figurative) jdn/etw am Leben erhalten
to be alive and kicking (humorous, informal) gesund und munter sein
he’s been found alive and well er ist gesund und munter aufgefunden worden
to come alive (liven up) lebendig werden; (prick up ears etc) wach werden
to bring sth alive [story, character] etw lebendig werden lassen
2.  (aware)
to be alive to sth sich dat einer Sache gen bewusst sein
alive with (full of) erfüllt von
to be alive with tourists/insects etc von Touristen/Insekten etc wimmeln

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Example Sentences Including 'alive'

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Are you worth more dead or alive?
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Britain has a window of opportunity to bring her coastline alive again.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Is she the only person left alive?
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It is alive and well - just different.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Maybe it was my childhood coming alive again.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Might one suggest that it seems to be alive and well?
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
So who does she think will do the best job of keeping us all alive and well?
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
That lifestyle eats a lot of people alive.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The house just felt alive again.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Yet as a wartime document the exhibition feels fresh and alive.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
You hope it will still be alive.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You need a new flirtation in your life to feel alive.
The Sun (2015)
Why is it that we seem to be alive?
Zindell, David The Broken God (1993)
You are more dead than alive.
Elizabeth Gaskell North and South (1855)
But how to keep desire alive in a man who has seemingly done it all?
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Power is alive and well on high seas.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The whole place is a hive of activity, alive with the prospect of what lies ahead in three days' time.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We feel alive when we are racing.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We need to keep that fantasy or history alive.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The has a patina that makes the figures seem more alive.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Alive or dead, but that they give them back.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
And she claims many couples sign up to keep their relationships alive.
The Sun (2015)
He seemed convinced that he was the only person alive aware of the fact.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It not only reduced calories but helped her to feel alive again.
The Sun (2007)
It would appear we have far more influence than we are given credit for and our special relationship is alive and well.
The Sun (2013)
Meanwhile, their old comrades are still chopping off heads, burning people alive and pushing them off buildings.
The Sun (2016)
She and the driver found the terrified cat still alive inside.
The Sun (2015)
The other victim was still alive when cops went to his apartment.
The Sun (2016)
We do not really know exactly how many people are alive and where they are.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We spend our days hunting for things to keep us alive.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This symbiotic relationship keeps both alive.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This was only the second and the more important as it keeps alive their hopes of qualification.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Church history came alive for us.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'alive' in Other Languages

British English: alive /əˈlaɪv/ ADJECTIVE
If people or animals are alive, they are living.
Is your hamster still alive?
  • American English: alive
  • Arabic: حَيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: vivo
  • Chinese: 活着的
  • Croatian: živ
  • Czech: živý
  • Danish: levende
  • Dutch: levend
  • European Spanish: vivo vida
  • Finnish: elossa
  • French: vivant
  • German: lebendig
  • Greek: ζωντανός
  • Italian: vivo
  • Japanese: 生きている
  • Korean: 살아 있는
  • Norwegian: levende
  • Polish: żywy nie martwy
  • European Portuguese: vivo
  • Romanian: viu
  • Russian: живой
  • Latin American Spanish: vivo
  • Swedish: levande
  • Thai: มีชีวิตชีวา
  • Turkish: canlı hayatta
  • Ukrainian: живий
  • Vietnamese: còn sống


Translation of alive from the Collins English to German
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