living

living
liv·ing [ʼlɪvɪŋ] n
1) usu sing (livelihood) Lebensunterhalt m;
you can make a good \living in sales von der Arbeit als Vertreter kann man prima leben;
is he really able to make a \living as a translator? kann er von der Übersetzerei wirklich leben?;
to do sth for a \living mit etw dat seinen Lebensunterhalt verdienen;
what do you do for a \living? womit verdienen Sie Ihren Lebensunterhalt?;
to work for a \living für seinen Lebensunterhalt arbeiten
2) (Brit) rel (dated) Pfründe f
3) no pl (lifestyle) Lebensart f, Lebensstil m;
standard of \living Lebensstandard m;
fast \living ein ausschweifendes Leben;
a good \living ein Leben im Wohlstand;
we are rather fond of good \living wir leben ganz gerne [so] richtig gut;
gracious \living ein vornehmer Lebensstil;
loose \living ein lockerer Lebenswandel;
country \living Landleben nt
4) pl
the \living (people) die Lebenden pl;
to be in the land of the \living (poet) unter den Lebenden weilen (liter) adj
inv
1) (alive) lebend attr;
we didn't see a \living soul on the streets wir sahen draußen auf der Straße keine Menschenseele;
do you have any \living grandparents? hast du Großeltern, die noch leben?;
are any of your grandparents \living? lebt von deinen Großeltern noch jemand?;
\living creatures Lebewesen ntpl
2) (exact)
to be the \living image [or likeness] of sb jdm wie aus dem Gesicht geschnitten sein;
to be the \living embodiment of Jesus die leibhaftige Verkörperung Jesu Christi sein
3) (still used) lebendig;
a \living language eine lebende Sprache;
a \living tradition eine [noch heute] lebendige Tradition
PHRASES:
to scare the \living daylights out of sb jdn zu Tode erschrecken;
to be in [or within] \living memory [noch] in [lebendiger] Erinnerung sein;
to be [the] \living proof that ... der lebende Beweis dafür sein, dass ...

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