Tip 29. Two words for “to live”

The Spanish word for “to live” (vivir) is very close to Portuguese viver. However, the Portuguese word morar also corresponds to vivir. Morar is used to refer to living in a city, a street, a house, or with someone. Viver refers to one’s life in general.

Example 1:
English: I live with my parents near here.
Spanish: Vivo con mis padres cerca de aquí.
Portuguese: Eu moro com os meus pais perto daqui.

Example 2:
English: He can’t live without sports.
Spanish: No vive sin deportes.
Portuguese: Ele não vive sem esporte.