In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(drowsy)(expression) adormilado(expression) somnoliento(expression) soñoliento(eyes) de dormidoto be/feel sleepy — tener sueño
- to look sleepy — tener cara de sueño
- I always get sleepy in the afternoons — siempre me entra / me da sueño por la tarde
- But avoid overdoing it or you'll end up feeling sluggish and sleepy.
- Lazily, I stood up, stretched my sleepy muscles and went upstairs.
- In late spring and early summer, people may feel sleepy and tired in the afternoon due to the warm weather.
- I awoke much later but kept my eyes closed, I still felt a bit sleepy and wasn't ready to start work just yet.
- A sleepy voice yawned from the bed, yanking Cody from his thoughts.
- He's a tired and sleepy little cowpoke and that makes him somber.
- Make sure they are ready to play and not wet, hungry, sleepy, cranky or distracted.
- Stretching forth her sleepy limbs she yawns in tiredness.
- She has to take powerful drugs to control the pain and the inflammation, which often make her drowsy and sleepy.
- Despite what one would think even though Jamie was so incredibly sleepy, sluggish, drowsy, and dozy, he didn't seem to mind.
- He sat down beside her, holding her hand as she lay down on the couch, already looking sleepy, yet ready to go back home.
- She waited and afterwards, she felt tired and sleepy.
- She looked up at him, seeing that he appeared sleepy and tired.
- Your circadian rhythm is regulated by a biological clock in your brain that usually makes you sleepy at night and ready to wake up in the morning.
- So now I'm sitting here, feeling sleepy and lethargic.
- I've noticed that whenever someone sits on the comfy couch in the tea room they start yawning and feel sleepy.
- I'm going to keep this brief since I am tired / sleepy and have been writing for the last two hours…
- Caused by a lack of sunlight, it can leave sufferers feeling lethargic, sleepy and unable to concentrate.
- I also became sluggish and immobile, sleepy and calm.
- Things are feeling weird at the moment because on the one hand I'm being very busy, and on the other I'm feeling very tired and sleepy.
- Allergies make people dopey and sleepy as well as sneezy.
- Even when she got to do the shoot she's telling the photographer that she's tired and sleepy.
- The side effects of sedatives and calming drugs like Prozac used for destructive, anxious and fearful pets make animals sleepy or lethargic.
- ‘I wonder if there's hope out there,’ said Eleto as he stretched and let out a sleepy yawn.
- A lazy grin spreading over his sleepy face, Shanza burrowed into the heat happily, nose pressed against something soft and pliant.
- And then he started asking me what I had planned for the day, and seemed non-pulsed to find all he got in response was some sleepy murmurs.
2(slow-moving, inactive)(town/atmosphere) aletargado
- Scenic beaches line the island and are just minutes from the picturesque countryside, quiet sleepy lanes and stunning views.
- Unlike the sleepy town, the harbour was a hive of activity.
- They ensured that senior staff were rewarded for their efforts and, in 10 years, transformed the firm from a sleepy business into a thriving success story.
- They did not fail because management was sleepy or arrogant.
- During the summer of 1998 the location of the German capital moved from the sleepy town of Bonn to the largest city in the country: Berlin.
- It is today a sleepy town but was world famous once.
- My destination was the sleepy town of Yallingup some 265 kilometres from Perth where the Ngilgi Caves are located.
- Born of people's misfortunes, credit counseling was a sleepy cottage industry for a long time.
- From where I sit the book business looks very sleepy indeed.
- The Great Winchester Gun Riot of May 1908 almost sounds like a joke, a self-mocking send-up of the usually sleepy county town.
- The outlandish story focuses on a sleepy village that is literally divided in two after inept officials draw an arbitrary line through a map of the country in their haste to reach a pub before closing time.
- That sleepy morning, before he heated his bath water, he was nursing a hangover.
- It's a sleepy place with lots of guest workers to cater for visitors, and offers little of the festive culture you find elsewhere in the Caribbean.
- Bad news for sleepy admins; but good news overall, as this checks the worm's spread somewhat.
- The focus shifted from sleepy, semi-State business-as-usual towards private sector-style efficiencies.
- We should picture, it seems, a sleepy county town like Ipswich or Norwich in the 1830s.
- The shock of being ditched from the stock exchange seems to have worked wonders for its sleepy management and forced it to make changes.
- Post offices are no longer sleepy places where letters just get stamped and sent.
- Many investors, however, take it upon themselves to give sleepy management a wake-up call.
- ‘It's quite a sleepy place and a lot of weight is put on what the public say,’ said PC Cummings.
- As I came over the top of the hill, I looked around to get my bearing and admire the view of the sleepy town of Lagos.
- What propelled Racine from sleepy farm town to 20th-century Florence of the Heartland?
- This is a sleepy place, even in high season, but it attracts a community of surfers year-round, many coming for the world-class waves at Anchor Point.
- England is not just full of white, middle class people and the countryside is not all sleepy lanes and thatched cottages.
- It's a small, sleepy place, peopled by fishing folk and farmers, but there are memories of past glories in the unexpectedly imposing church.
- Shopping plazas have sprung up in every imaginable location of this sleepy town.
- As development continued, the High Street changed from a sleepy village street to a busy shopping centre complete with its own cinemas.
- The normally sleepy port town of Lüderitz is expected for once to awake from its slumber when President San Nujoma visits the town next week.
- Here the market is expected to improve in both consumer and business PCs after a sleepy first half of the year.
3(inducing sleep)(afternoon/climate/day) que aletarga(day/afternoon/climate) que amodorra
- We were all tired; the sleepy effects of night took their toll on us.
- Just give in to the sleepy warmth of snow.
- The incense had been burning for a while now, and the damp cottage was full of the sleepy, hypnotic smell that goes with magical workings.
- Somehow it manages to slice a clear swath through the thick humidity and sleepy heat of even the hottest day.
- Cliff's generally most effective when he's most gentle, and this sleepy ballad does its job with smoochy aplomb.
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