Spanish word of the week: vivo

This week’s Spanish word of the week is vivo.

vivo ADJECTIVE alive, living; bright

The literal meaning of vivo is living or alive:

todos los seres vivos all living beings

Es un milagro que siga vivo. It’s a miracle he’s still alive.

From this comes the metaphorical meaning of lively:

una discusión muy viva  a very lively discussion

One of its other extended meanings is bright. It often refers to colours or eyes:

sedas de colores vivos. brightly coloured silks.

Sus ojos vivos parecieron iluminarse. Her bright eyes seemed to light up.

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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