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!
- Last night as I slept I dreamed everyday dreams - I can't even remember now what they were.
- She tried to tell herself it was nothing but a dream, but the images kept flashing up in her mind.
- Soon after, I fell into a peaceful sleep filled with pleasant dreams.
- In her sleep, Sara stirred as uneasy dreams flickered across her mind.
- He had been happily sleeping without any dreams, without any images, just pitch blackness.
- The images from her dream floated about her mind and she knew she wouldn't sleep for a long while.
- Aiden sat up abruptly, breathing somewhat heavily as he shook the last images of his dream out of his mind, but to no avail.
- 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?
- They all sank to the floor beginning their faze of sleep, dreams appearing in the minds of all but one.
- Eventually, he drifted off to sleep, dreaming dreams of blood and agony.
- They just vanish, like a trance, or a deep sleep with no dreams.
- When he finally did get to sleep, dreams kept his mind in a constant state of turmoil.
- And, for the first time in the last thirteen years, he does sleep, without any dreams, or nightmares, to wake him up.
- Exhausted from her journey, she fell into a fitful sleep, filled with dreams of her family.
- A few minutes later she fell into a restless sleep, filled with dreams of Geoff.
- 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.
- Images of my dream from the night before flash through my mind.
- When she did sleep, her dreams were plagued with images of the Prince, fears of what he could - and probably would - do to her.
- The next few days passed in a haze of fever dreams; images of battles, the faces of people who had died.
- The alarm has been inserted nicely into my dream so that my sleep can continue uninterrupted.
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
- Everyone here is a wisp of a person, broken down by time, unrealistic dreams, or their own personal TKO's.
- I've spent the last quarter of my life pursuing the pipe dream of fame.
- But this turned out to be an American pipe dream.
- It made me think of the most un-realistic dreams and hopes that I had.
- So what if Maggie wants to quit school and pursue some pipe dream.
- The show business is about selling dreams and fantasies.
2(fantasy, ideal, aspiration)sueño masculineher wildest dreams came true — hasta sus sueños más imposibles se hicieron realidad
- the house of your dreams — su casa ideal
- her fondest dream — su mayor ilusión
- I had dreams of being famous — soñaba con la fama / con hacerme famoso
- your dream home — su casa ideal
- she's everyone's dream girl — es el tipo de chica con la que sueña todo el mundo
- Career paths have been plotted, exotic holidays are there for the taking, they can afford the car of their dreams and all the designer clothes they desire.
- But instead of fire they found the object of their dreams: the bright chess set basking in the reflected glow of the full moon in the sky above.
- It was a dream come true and special, after everything I went through with the injuries.
- The young boys and girls from the Fountain of Life in Pattaya saw some of their dreams and wishes come true, and received a break away from the mundane life on land.
- I'm 22, engaged to the man of my dreams and I'm hoping that I can find a job before I'm forced to live in a shantytown of boxes.
- So, yes, of course this is very special for me, a dream come true if you like.
- Writing your childhood fave or something of the sort can be a dream come true, and even lucrative for a time.
- With the prize of a thousand pounds Ann plans to make a dream come true and take a trip to the United States with her family.
- There she was, the women of my dreams, hoping desperately that she had reached me before I read that letter.
- He has fulfilled two of his dreams, firstly overcoming his stammer and secondly helping others.
- Everyday, people search the housing market for the ultimate designer properties, hoping to find the ideal home of their dreams.
- He has worked so hard on his own speech and his reward came earlier this year when he fulfilled one of his dreams, speaking to an audience at Wembley.
- It hurts to have to deal with this and see all of our dreams and plans go out the door, that's not a very good feeling.
- To be part of this event which was a childhood memory is a dream come true.
- These boxes are a dream come true for the unscrupulous person wishing to steal someone's identity.
- I think we deserved the game, but that last goal was just a dream come true.
- This is the stuff of our dreams, our pain and our aspiration.
- A decade later, he fulfilled another of his dreams.
- Our union had been blessed, all of my dreams richly fulfilled.
- Fellow Koreans, now is the time to make our society a better place to live and to make all of our dreams and hopes come true.
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
- "It's a dream of a car," he says.
- Long considered too time consuming and laborious, shadowbox flaming has risen from the depths of obscurity to become a retailer's dream.
- It's a dream of a part.
- She's already a dream of a writer.
- Nobody could have anticipated how drastically things would swing Bolton's way with a dream of a goal just 16 seconds into the second half.
- It's a manufacturing nightmare but a consumer's dream.
- It's a dream of a place.
- She is a dream of a boat, with sleek lines and is equipped to the highest standards.
- Vienna is an art lover's dream this spring.
- France is surely cinema's dream.
- It was a book packager's dream - exceptional architecture, beautifully photographed, with interiors that in many cases had been especially decorated for the photo shoot.
- Taut leatherette seating, snug booths, it's a dream of a diner for cafe connoisseurs.
- She is, in fact, a licensee's dream who is known for her versatility and cooperative nature.
- While this sounds like a dream of a job, Kim still had an unfinished dream, and that was to open a restaurant.
intransitive verbdreamt, dreamed
1.1(in sleep)soñarto dream about / of sth/sb — soñar con algo/algn
- Maybe I dreamed it, or perhaps the dream was what the shop sold, a fantasy of southern warmth conjured up like a charm in the chilly north.
- But then I wasn't sure if I dreamt it, so lay awake in the dark and dozed off again - only to wake up feeling it on my hip, and when I tried to brush it off it clung on and started biting me.
- As you awake from your troubled sleep, you realize that the group you'd dreamed about is deep in the woods.
- We saw seals in the ocean when we were in Maine and last night I dreamed about bears.
- When she was awake, she thought about it and when she was sleeping, she dreamed about it.
- I assume I dreamed about it because I watched some before going to bed last night.
- On Saturday, I dreamt that P and I went to stay with someone, and the conversations in the dream were so real, when I woke up, I was sure they had happened.
- I dreamed about my fish having produced literally thousands of offspring.
- And so, his imagination soaked with it, each night he dreamed a world of his own.
- At first I thought I was dreaming it, but then I began to hear voices.
- If, by chance, I have dreamt it, then I naturally take all of the kudos.
- The other night I dreamt that somebody put their arms around me from behind, but I didn't know who it was.
- I dreamt my boyfriend and I were teachers at my old school.
- She dreamt the plot for her first teenage novel - and once she started to write it, her daughter Bethany wouldn't let her stop.
- I dreamed about Susan last night, which is what prompted me to write this today.
- Did I ever tell you about the time that I dreamt my mom was dead, frozen in the snow?
- I dreamed about lamb shanks, even though I'm not really sure what a lamb shank is.
- I continued to think about Morrissey that first week, even dreamed about him a couple times.
- I only dreamed about murderous angry ghosts the once.
- Then again, he never saw everything, or maybe he had dreamt it and not remembered.
- It's no surprise that I dreamt it snowed heavily.
- When you wake up one morning, having dreamed about blogging, then it's time to take a break.
- I may have dreamt it, I suppose, though I rarely dream.
- She thought that maybe she had dreamt the whole thing but her discarded prom dress lying on the floor told her it was not so.
- Maybe I had been dreaming the first time I saw the girl in the looking glass, but it was too real to have been my own dream.
- I'm too ashamed to tell you what I dreamed about.
- Her unusual name comes from her uncle, who dreamt it.
- Which is funny, because I actually dreamed about forgetting a footnote on a blog post last night.
- Funnily enough, I dreamed about waitresses again.
- I dreamt last night that a hand stood between myself and the door that was to represent my self-actualisation.
- I drifted off to sleep with those thoughts on my mind and dreamed about nothing.
- I dreamed about Bali last night though as usual it was not the real Bali, more some sandy, watery oceanic island with elements of the South of France about it.
- Don't you hate it when people tell you what they dreamt the night before?
- As she attempted to fall asleep again to dream her beautiful dreams, she heard someone breathing lightly beside her.
- A few weeks ago I dreamed about him conducting Mendelssohn's Elijah.
- She cried herself to sleep and dreamed about the same nightmare over and over.
- If the imagined occupants of this chair were dreaming these images, their sleep would not be restful.
- Then she heard more bangs and she knew she had not dreamed it.
1.2(daydream)soñar (despierto)estar en las nubesstop dreaming! — ¡baja de las nubes!
- ‘It's what you dream about, and it's going to be a fantastic experience,’ she said.
- Yes, there were the odd sightings of those celebrities you've always dreamed of meeting, but where were you on this fine soirée?
- ‘I have dreamed of contributing to the country since my youth and now it is time,’ Chan said.
- Take away all the complications of daily living and you will suddenly be free to write the novel you've always dreamed of, effortlessly rattling off a masterpiece in a weekend.
- Winnipeg-born Berchard always dreamed of being an actor, but his parents advised him to seek greater financial security.
- The novel I'd dreamed of for years, the one set in the merry, sinister woods of fairytale and midsummer, was there, waiting for me.
- This week offers them the chance to participate in the kind of activities they might only have dreamed of.
- As with many planned Utopias, those who dreamed of it elaborated their fancies down to minute details like the architecture of peasant farmhouses.
- I imagined the Caribbean Island I'd always dreamed of, but my fantasies were quickly destroyed.
- I have always dreamed of doing an exhibition of sundials and this is my chance.
- Maybe the fear is what will save me and bring me into a world I've dreamed of, wished for, and never experienced for myself.
- Anne Marie has always dreamed of riding the world's most radical waves and winning the Rip Masters surf competition in Hawaii.
- She had always dreamed of being a teacher and came close to her wish when she worked as a classroom assistant in Holly and Jessica's school.
- How long have I dreamed of quitting the rat race?
- I hope you'll use our story as you dream about your own outdoor space.
- ‘All my life I have dreamed of visiting China, and to be in Harbin and Shanghai,’ Olmert said.
- But I've dreamed of being number one since I was a kid and will just have to see what happens at the end of the season.
- The show gave former go-karting track manager Justin, who has dreamed of becoming a racing driver, the chance to show off his skills behind the wheel of a Caterham Ford.
- So he started a painting business, saved all of his pennies, and dreamed of a way that he could both make a living and make the world a better, happier place.
- So, you know, I have to get out of here, and I hope life treats you kind, and, you know, I hope you have all you've ever dreamed of.
2.1(imagine)to dream of sth — soñar con algo
- I dreamed of going to live in the country — soñaba con irme a vivir al campo
2.2(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!
- I never dreamed of self-producing, I never dreamed of writing.
- It was something that I'd never dreamed possible, most likely because I never thought about it.
- This is something the students would have never dreamt of or, possibly this concept of intellectual entertainment itself might be new to them.
- I haven't dreamed of downloading files larger than 5M in 10 minutes before.
- No one could possibly dream that its end might soon be near.
- On the one hand, she has grown into a force that fulfils her like she never dreamed possible.
- He never would have dreamed of wearing it in front of ladies.
- We couldn't possibly have dreamt that there would be a dead body on the other side of the fence to us.
- When it was all done he did more than I ever dreamed was possible for the tone and texture of the whole product.
- During the six days that followed, these American climbers would be pushed to limits they never dreamed possible.
- She said that with this show the company had meant to point out some of the dangers in contemporary society, never dreaming that their fears would be realized on such a grand scale.
- It means a sense of amazement as I watch athletes make demands on their bodies and emotions I would never dream possible.
- The Challenge Round in particular brought a level of excitement to the proceedings that I never would have dreamed possible.
- Indeed, if you just lie back, technology and the global economic order will make you happier than you ever dreamed possible, they say.
- This whole place captured my attention in a way that I would not have dreamed possible.
- Bob Walker said the Brimble Hill School would be able to do things he had never dreamed of after receiving the donation from local firm Arval Ltd.
- Some immigrants veer off the traditional career path and head out in new directions, into places they might never have dreamed of when they were growing up in India.
- Had they put pen to paper, they would not have dreamt of expressing such contempt.
- Humans will be able to interact with their creations in ways never dreamed possible.
- When they do earn it they discover a strength and security they never dreamed possible before.
transitive verbdreamt, dreamed
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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