In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1I had another sleepless night — pasé otra noche en blanco / sin poder dormir
- we lay sleepless on our bed — estábamos en la cama desvelados / sin poder dormir
- He actually had some sleepless nights as he went on checking the alertness of the security personnel drafted for the exhibition.
- I've worked really long hours, missed lunch breaks, and had several sleepless nights.
- One lady blamed the library for her sleepless nights, claiming once she has borrowed a good book she stays up all night till she finishes it.
- Every night he went home alone and spent many sleepless hours lying on his bed, waiting for the day he could be with her.
- Once back in the office they find themselves trapped in a cycle of long hours and sleepless nights.
- The answer comes to us after much soul searching and many sleepless nights.
- She's still experiencing sleepless nights and cries at the drop of a hat.
- But the nights were still filled with sleepless hours - for all of us.
- Manolo, the horseman, haggard after twelve hours in the saddle and a sleepless night, reached out to shake me fully awake.
- Hours of stress, sleepless nights and the worry alone couldn't be good for anyone.
- The levels of adrenaline and endorphins remain high and can cause a feeling of restlessness and even a sleepless night.
- And on the occasions when a pill was mistakenly forgotten, were all the sleepless nights that followed nothing but a hollow joke?
- Lights that have caused residents in Horwich to suffer sleepless nights for the past year are to be allowed to stay, a government inspector has ruled.
- I have until Friday at 12 to get it done, which means working all day today and tomorrow and possibly having a couple of sleepless nights.
- It's not going to be easy; it'll be a year of hard work and disillusionment, of sleepless nights and endless days.
- It is the stuff of anxious days and sleepless nights.
- You don't necessarily have to live with the sleepless nights of insomnia.
- She spent an anxious and sleepless night made worse by twenty-four hours without food.
- I've never had a sleepless night in my life and will easily sleep 12 hours.
- They will blame the policemen's lack of diet consciousness, sleepless nights, and reckless food habits.
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