In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be asleep — estar dormido
- he was fast / sound asleep — estaba profundamente dormido
- to fall asleep — dormirse
- are you asleep? — ¿estás dormido / durmiendo?
- I was asleep within minutes — me quedé dormido enseguida
- my foot's asleep — se me ha dormido el pie
- Samuel smiled and wrapped his arms around her as he too dozed off and fell asleep.
- So I fell asleep on the pull out couch in my studio apartment the minute I got home.
- As I fell asleep halfway through, I never did discover how that turned out.
- When I got to Las Vegas, I got my racing number and went back to the car to rest and fell asleep.
- There they fell asleep and slept peacefully, as lovers did when they were together.
- She had pizza bagels for lunch and fell asleep for a nap soon after we were done.
- My mom wound it up every night and it plinked its way though the melody until I fell asleep.
- After he fell asleep, I sat on the bed and just spent a couple of minutes looking at him.
- One night she was at a party and fell asleep sitting on the speakerbox.
- At about three or four that morning, I dropped my book and fell asleep.
- He was so exhausted from today's walk that when he sat down to rest, he fell asleep.
- I fell asleep sometime after that and had some very disturbed dreams.
- When they got home Nan fell asleep on the couch and remained asleep for the rest of the afternoon.
- I fell asleep knowing that whatever we had, it was finished, that this moment would be the last, that I had to let him go.
- I fell asleep on the train from Victoria to Brighton the other evening.
- I flew back from Seoul last night and fell asleep almost right away.
- I was so glad of my bed when I got to it that I fell asleep right away, and slept through until I was woken by the phone at eight.
- I used to listen to your breathing for hours after you fell asleep at night.
- I don't know what's wearing me out at the moment, but for the first time in years I actually fell asleep on the train.
- She rubbed his head till he fell asleep again, and she soon drifted off to sleep once more.
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