In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(while sleeping)sueño masculineto have a dream about sth/sb — soñar con algo/algn
- a bad dream — una pesadilla
- sweet dreams! — ¡que duermas bien!
- The next few days passed in a haze of fever dreams; images of battles, the faces of people who had died.
- A few minutes later she fell into a restless sleep, filled with dreams of Geoff.
- When she did sleep, her dreams were plagued with images of the Prince, fears of what he could - and probably would - do to her.
- They all sank to the floor beginning their faze of sleep, dreams appearing in the minds of all but one.
- And, for the first time in the last thirteen years, he does sleep, without any dreams, or nightmares, to wake him up.
- Last night as I slept I dreamed everyday dreams - I can't even remember now what they were.
- Vishnu, the God, sleeps, and the activity of his mind stuff creates dreams, and we are all his dream: the world is Vishnu's dream.
- Aiden sat up abruptly, breathing somewhat heavily as he shook the last images of his dream out of his mind, but to no avail.
- The images from her dream floated about her mind and she knew she wouldn't sleep for a long while.
- Images of my dream from the night before flash through my mind.
- The alarm has been inserted nicely into my dream so that my sleep can continue uninterrupted.
- In her sleep, Sara stirred as uneasy dreams flickered across her mind.
- Exhausted from her journey, she fell into a fitful sleep, filled with dreams of her family.
- She tried to tell herself it was nothing but a dream, but the images kept flashing up in her mind.
- Eventually, he drifted off to sleep, dreaming dreams of blood and agony.
- Soon after, I fell into a peaceful sleep filled with pleasant dreams.
- Have you ever endured one of those nights when you're so restless that you can't tell whether the images darting through your mind are dreams or reality?
- He had been happily sleeping without any dreams, without any images, just pitch blackness.
- When he finally did get to sleep, dreams kept his mind in a constant state of turmoil.
- They just vanish, like a trance, or a deep sleep with no dreams.
1.2(daydream)sueño masculineensueño masculineshe felt as if she were in a dream — le parecía estar soñando (despierta)
- he goes around in a dream — vive en las nubes
- So what if Maggie wants to quit school and pursue some pipe dream.
- I've spent the last quarter of my life pursuing the pipe dream of fame.
- It made me think of the most un-realistic dreams and hopes that I had.
- The show business is about selling dreams and fantasies.
- But this turned out to be an American pipe dream.
- Everyone here is a wisp of a person, broken down by time, unrealistic dreams, or their own personal TKO's.
2(fantasy, ideal, aspiration)sueño masculineher wildest dreams came true — hasta sus sueños más imposibles se hicieron realidad
- it was beyond my wildest dreams — ni en sueños lo hubiera imaginado
- the house of your dreams — la casa de sus sueños
- a dream come true — un sueño hecho realidad
- her fondest dream — el sueño de su vida
- I had dreams of being famous — mi sueño (dorado) era hacerme famoso
- The American Dream — el sueño americano
- your dream home — la casa de sus sueños
- she's everyone's dream girl — es el tipo de chica con la que sueña todo el mundo
3informal(sth wonderful)sueño masculinethe dress was an absolute dream — el vestido era un sueño
- it cleans like a dream — limpia de maravilla
- he cooks like a dream — cocina de maravilla
- the whole thing went like a dream — todo salió a las mil maravillas
1(in sleep)soñarto dream about / of sth/sb — soñar con algo/algn
2(daydream)soñar (despierto)estar en las nubesstop dreaming! — ¡baja de las nubes!
3(imagine)to dream of sth — soñar con algo
- I dreamed of going to live in the country — soñaba con irme a vivir al campo
4(contemplate)(not) to dream of sth/ -ing
- I wouldn't dream of borrowing money — ni se me ocurriría pedir dinero prestado
- would you do that? — I wouldn't dream of it! — ¿harías eso? — ¡ni pensarlo! / ¡de ninguna manera! / ¡ni en sueños!
1(in sleep)soñarI dreamed (that) I was drowning — soñé que me ahogaba
- to dream a dream — tener un sueño
2(imagine)imaginarseI never dreamed he'd be so rude — nunca (me) imaginé que iba a ser tan grosero
- she little dreamed that she would one day own that house — lo que menos se imaginaba era que aquella casa llegaría a ser suya
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