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(period of darkness)noche feminine(flight/patrol) nocturnothe (Tales of the) Thousand and One Nights — (los cuentos de) las mil y una noches
- at this time of night — a estas horas de la noche
- all night (long) — toda la noche
- at night — por la noche
- it was eleven o'clock at night — eran las once de la noche
- it rained during the night — llovió durante la noche
- she woke up in the middle of the night — se despertó por la noche / durante la noche
- long into the night — hasta muy entrada la noche
- night after night — noche tras noche
- to be on / do / work nights — trabajar de noche
- last night — anoche
- the night before last — anteanoche
- we stayed (for) the night — nos quedamos a dormir
- we spent the night in/at a hotel — dormimos en un hotel
- we looked for a place to spend / stay the night — buscamos un lugar dónde dormir
- to spend a sleepless night — pasar una noche en vela / en blanco
- night depository / (British) safe — caja de depósitos nocturnos
- the night sky — el cielo nocturno
- She loved going in there at night, especially on nights that the moon was full and shining brightly through the glass sun room.
- At night, the moonlight that came through the doors was fantastic and mysterious.
- At night he sleeps in warehouses or under trees, no doubt worrying how he will manage to feed his children on such a paltry sum.
- At night it will glow bright white and it will look quite beautiful.
- At night the convicts either slept in their seats or, if they were lucky, bunked down at a county jail en route.
- At night, whole streets are kept awake by sirens which are just as loud as car horns, but unlike car horns they are not illegal.
- At night they are beautiful, illuminating as they do the splendour of the area.
- At night, this normally meek youth disturbed his fellow novices with violent ravings in his nightmares.
- She loved starry nights, sunrises and sunsets, the moon, snow… her list could go on and on.
- If the problem exists only at night, a medicine to reduce the volume of urine in the night is prescribed.
- At night, the nine slept by four separate campfires, divided along gender and age lines.
- At night the sky had been swept clean of clouds and the stars were blazing in the moonless night.
- At night, I was awakened by the piercing wind and burrowed under the quilt to escape the cold.
- A blackout at night might seem strange especially when the consumption of electricity during nights is half of the total national electricity production.
- Sam hated to drive at night, especially a night such as this when it was cold and windy.
- At night no one's talking to anyone; people make noise because there is no one to listen.
- At night, the residents retired to the few cellars that had not been destroyed by a decade of war.
- At night, down on the water, they seem just beyond grasp, unreachably distant, like the past itself.
- They are allowed outside in a pen during the day, but at night they are put inside with an arc heater to increase their chance of survival during the colder nights.
- He says he has been unable to sleep at night and has been prescribed sleeping tablets by the doctor to help get through the night.
1.2literary (darkness)he disappeared into the night — desapareció en la oscuridad de la noche
- night fell — cayó la noche
- as black as night — oscuro como una boca de lobo
- Into the web we went, deeper and deeper into the night and into the darkness of the maze.
2(evening)noche femininelast night — ayer por la noche
- on the night of the party — la noche de la fiesta
- first night — noche del estreno
- Last night was a quiet night in, just me and a few glasses of nice whiskey.
- Last night we went for dinner with our host for the day, Henny, in Noordwijk.
- Last night, in a fit of pique, just to show me up for a liar, she took her first steps with the cane.
- Last night ended up being one of the happiest nights of my life.
- Last night's Eastern Evening News has predicted that I will win North Norfolk.
- We got to put all this domestic bliss into practice last night with a great evening.
- Last night we went to East Berlin to have dinner and to tramp around some of the bars.
- She hadn't stayed up as late as she had last night since the night she met Christopher.
- Last night I went out for a dinner that was both lovely and very very strange.
- Last night she ate her dinner and she gobbled five peppermints right out of my hand.
- Last night at dinner my Mother was talking about her arrangements to go down to Cork on Tuesday.
- Last night, my friend would not allow his wife and a female friend to go down to their outside garage on their own.
- The three party leaders spoke with one voice in the Evening Press last night.
- Last night, I uttered five words, got up from my place at the table and left the restaurant without looking back.
- On Friday night Chris approached us to do a skit for all the delegates after dinner on the last night.
- Of course, after a lot of late nights in a row, and with the flat so hot, there was little chance of me getting to sleep early last night.
- Last night again, the fight ended in favour of the man from Edinburgh.
- Single parents were given the evening off last night while their kids did a spot of Christmas shopping.
- There was discussion of going to the pub, but like last night we were stuffed and tired, so decided on early nights instead.
- Last night, some parents said they were dismayed at the latest hike in fees which far outweighs yearly salary rises.
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