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I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me.
Ingrid Bergman

Meaning of "real life" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REAL LIFE

real life play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REAL LIFE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Real life is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REAL LIFE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Real life

Real life is a phrase used to distinguish actual events, people, and activities from fictional worlds or characters, from interactions on the Internet, or, pejoratively, from certain lifestyles or activities that the speaker deems less important, worthy, or otherwise "real".

Definition of real life in the English dictionary

The definition of real life in the dictionary is actual human life, as lived by real people, esp contrasted with the lives of fictional or fantasy characters.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REAL LIFE

real
real ale
real beer
real estate
real number
real part
real presence
real property
real tennis
real time
real wages
real world
real-estate agent
real-estate developer
real-estate office
real-estate register
real-life
real-time
real-time computer
real-time processing

WORDS THAT END LIKE REAL LIFE

a dog´s life
come to life
country life
daily life
family life
for dear life
go for your life
home life
life
love life
marine life
not on your life
quality of life
school life
sex life
shelf life
social life
still life
to the life
tree of life
way of life

Synonyms and antonyms of real life in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REAL LIFE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «real life» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of real life

Translation of «real life» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REAL LIFE

Find out the translation of real life to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of real life from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «real life» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

现实生活
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vida real
570 millions of speakers

English

real life
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वास्तविक जीवन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحياة الحقيقية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

реальная жизнь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vida real
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাস্তব জীবন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réalité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kehidupan sebenar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wirkliches Leben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

実生活
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

현실
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

gesang nyata
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc sống thực
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உண்மையான வாழ்க்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वास्तविक जीवन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gerçek hayat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

realtà
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prawdziwe życie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

реальне життя
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

viața reală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πραγματική ζωή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die werklike lewe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

verkliga livet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

det virkelige liv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of real life

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REAL LIFE»

The term «real life» is very widely used and occupies the 8.872 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of real life
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «real life».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REAL LIFE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «real life» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «real life» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about real life

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10 QUOTES WITH «REAL LIFE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word real life.
1
Colleen Atwood
In real life, a lot of people at that level will have their kimonos made especially for them.
2
Christian Bale
If everyone really knew what a jerk I am in real life, I wouldn't be so adored in the slightest.
3
Nigel Barker
For a selfie, it's not about the pose, it's about you. There's a reason why you look great in the picture or you look great in real life, because someone has caught the essence of who you are, and a pose is not you.
4
Ingrid Bergman
I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me.
5
John Bradley-West
I'm useless with a sword in real life.
6
Georg Brandes
Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior.
7
James L. Brooks
I love it if comedy reflects real life because to me it's more reassuring that we'll get through.
8
Charisma Carpenter
Oh heck yeah, I totally would love to have a Phantom Dennis in real life.
9
Eric Church
I've always made music that was representative of real life.
10
Chris Colfer
The gay people I knew in real life were soft spoken and didn't want to call attention to themselves because they were terrified of exposing themselves, of people finding out that they're gay.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REAL LIFE»

Discover the use of real life in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to real life and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Artificial Neural Networks in Real-life Applications
"This book offers an outlook of the most recent works at the field of the Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), including theoretical developments and applications of systems using intelligent characteristics for adaptability"--Provided by ...
Juan Ramon Rabunal, Julian Dorado, 2006
2
Original Gangster: The Real Life Story of One of America's ...
From being taken under the wing of old time gangster Bumpy Johnson, through one of the most successful drug smuggling operations, to being sentenced to seventy years in prison, Original Gangster is a chilling look at the rise and fall of a ...
Frank Lucas, Aliya S. King, 2010
3
Real-Life Discipleship: Building Churches That Make Disciples
Real-Life Discipleship explains what should happen in the life of every Christian and in every small group so that the church becomes an army of believers dedicated to seeing the world saved.With the overriding goal to train disciples who ...
Jim Putman, 2014
4
The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts, Real Stories, ...
From the #1 bestselling author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" comes the ultimate guide to real estate--the advice and techniques every investor needs to navigate through the ups, downs, and in-betweens of the market.
‎2009
5
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
His search proves to be a story as intriguing as any of his subject's own novels, as baffling, and, in the end, as uniquely rewarding. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Vladimir Nabokov, 2011
6
Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your ...
Presents advice and coping strategies for dealing with crises in daily life, examining problems which can arise from such events as loss of a loved one, a physical or mental breakdown, or loss of a sense of purpose in life.
Phil McGraw, 2009
7
Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen
Draws on interviews with producers, managers and ex-girlfriends and boyfriends to provide a history of the band, including how lead singer Freddie Mercury's sexuality alienated some of their fans and forced the band to reinvent themselves.
Mark Blake, 2013
8
Guy in Real Life
But they don't. This is a story of the roles we all play—at school, at home, online, and with our friends—and the one person who might be able to show us who we are underneath it all.
Steve Brezenoff, 2014
9
Girls in Real Life Situations: Group Counseling Activities ...
Girls in real life situations is designed for use by educators and mental health professionals in schools and other settings"--[p.4 Cover].
Julia V. Taylor, Shannon Trice-Black, 2007
10
Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron
An account of the life and personality of Eva Peron, who, as the wife of the president of Argentina, wielded a power that made her idolized as well as feared
Nicholas Fraser, 1996

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REAL LIFE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term real life is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Dear Ashley Madison Users: The Internet Is Real Life!
There are things we do online that we simply don't do in public, or in our “real lives.” We leave our credit card numbers at various online shops for easier ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
Model Ricki Hall dubbed 'the real life Zoolander' in backlash over …
In a case of life imitating art, Ricki's comments echo the part in the comedy ... the line was 'a fashion, a way of life inspired by the very homeless, the vagrants, the ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
3
Brazilians Imagine Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Life in CR7 Parody
Cristiano Ronaldo has transcended to one of those superstars who seem like they're from another world in recent years—so a Brazilian YouTube group dragged ... «Bleacher Report, Mar 15»
4
Banshee: “Real Life Is The Nightmare”
From the moment that Banshee premiered, the question hanging over the series has been the same: “How long can this last?” Even as the action went to ... «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Jan 15»
5
Reminder: “Serial” isn't a TV show, it's real life
The podcast, which has the kind of cult following typical of today's binge-worthy TV shows, is a real-life attempt by a journalist to solve a murder that happened in ... «Quartz, Nov 14»
6
Why Witches on TV Spell Trouble in Real Life
The witch is back. In books and films, on stage and on TV, interest in witchcraft is brewing—to a degree that rivals 17th-century Salem's hysteria about the topic. «TIME, Oct 14»
7
'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' is as dull as his real life
Walter Mitty is an introverted guy with an active fantasy life, according to the classic 1939 short story by James Thurber . In Ben Stiller 's well-intentioned but ... «USA TODAY, Dec 13»
8
There Is No Difference Between Online and 'Real-Life' Dating
Like, for instance, dating in real life?” In a world with a new Bridget Jones novel, let us not forget that singletons self-describing as desperate is a celebrated ... «New York Magazine, Oct 13»
9
FarmVille Inspires Real Life Farming Experiment
The first vote in the real-life effort will go live May 26. After that, virtual farmers will vote “at least once a month” on issues related to running the farm, like the type ... «Mashable, May 11»

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