Translation of dream in Spanish:


sueño, n.

Pronunciation: /drim//driːm/


  • 1

    • 1.1(while sleeping)

      sueño masculine
      to 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 masculine
      ensueño masculine
      she 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 masculine
    her 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 masculine
    the 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

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (in sleep)
    to dream about / of sth/sb soñar con algo/algn
  • 2

    soñar (despierto)
    estar en las nubes
    stop dreaming! ¡baja de las nubes!
  • 3

    to dream of sth soñar con algo
    • I dreamed of going to live in the country soñaba con irme a vivir al campo
  • 4

    (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!

transitive verb

  • 1

    (in sleep)
    I dreamed (that) I was drowning soñé que me ahogaba
    • to dream a dream tener un sueño
  • 2

    I 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