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Conoce la diferencia entre life, live y leaf en inglés

August 29, 2016

Todos en algún momento hemos tenido la duda de si se escribe “life” o “live” cuando estamos aprendiendo inglés. Por eso nos aventuramos a investigar en varios libros y preguntándole a los teachers de los cursos de inglés para que nos sacaran de la duda.

Cuando les preguntamos a nuestros fans de Facebook cuál era la diferencia, muchos mencionaron que Life era vida y Live era vivir, pero no consideraron otros usus comunes que ahora veremos a profundidad.

También exploraremos los “idioms” y “phrasal verbs” con life y live respectivamente.

Condensamos parte de la siguiente información en esta infografía que esperamos que compartas con tus compañeros de otros cursos de inglés.

life live y leaf


 Traducción Vida

Pronunciación laɪf / láif

Plural lives


  1. the period between birth and death.
  2. the amount of time that something is active or functioning
  3. a present condition, state, or mode of existence
  4. a biography


1. The Secret Life of Bees (Movie)

2. The life of a battery

3. My life is very dull here

4. The Life of Vincent van Gogh

Live (verbo)

Traducción: vivir

Pronunciación: lɪv / Lív

Conjugación: I live / You live / He-She-it lives / We-You-They live

Definición:to have life, or to be alive, or stay alive


  1. If you have a healty life you may live a hundred years
  2. Where do you live? I live in Russia
  3. I want to live like there’s no tomorrow


Live (adjetivo o adverbio)

Traducción: vivo

Pronunciación: laɪv/ / láiv

Nota: Here, the pronunciation is different, with a long /ai/ sound.


  1. Having life (alive, living).
  2. Related to, or occurring during the life of one that is living.
  3. Full of life, excitement, or activity (lively).
  4. Not yet exploded but capable of being fired.
  5. Electricity Carrying an electric current or energized with electricity.
  6. Broadcast while actually being performed; not taped, filmed, or recorded.

Como adjetivo

7. At, during, or from the time of actual occurrence or performance.


  1. I think he is alive. Call an ambulance now!
  2. The live weight of an animal
  3. We are at a live party. Come with us!
  4. The officials sanctioned the use of live ammunition against protesters
  5. WARNING! live cables lying dangerously on the ground
  6. The Royal Wedding was broadcast live to around 3 billion people worldwide.
  7. The landing on the moon was telecast live.



Traducción: hoja

Pronunciación: liːf / Líf

Plural: pl. leaves


  1. A usually green, flattened, lateral structure attached to a stem and functioning as a principal organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in most plants.
  2. Any of the sheets of paper bound in a book, each side of which constitutes a page.
  3. Leaves considered as a group; foliage.



  1. Which loose leaf tea flavors do you like?
  2. Whenever I make a casserole I add a bay leaf from my garden.