There are 2 main translations of rest in Spanish

: rest1rest2

rest1

descansar, v.

Pronunciation: /rɛst//rɛst/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(relax)

      descansar
      don't disturb him: he's resting no lo molestes, que está descansando
      • he could not rest until he knew she was safe no se tranquilizó hasta saber que estaba a salvo
      • to rest easy estar tranquilo
      • since the Broadway show I've been resting desde la actuación en Broadway no he trabajado
      • The purpose of the holiday at the end of the year is to rest up and chill out after a busy competitive season.
      • After we finished off the pot of tea, she told us we should probably rest up from our journey.
      • I flopped back onto the moth-eaten sofa, glad to rest for a moment.
      • Despite the scare, she's determined to rest up and get herself out to the village to visit our athletes.
      • Pain may be experienced not only during movement but also while resting.
      • When resting or sleeping, sea otters float on their backs and wrap themselves in kelp to keep from drifting.
      • I woke up from my sleep well rested and a little better tempered.
      • Noisy dogs keep people from concentrating, resting or sleeping.
      • I was feeling heavy and tired and would have had to rest up anyway.
      • I am going to rest up today in preparation for the upcoming working week, and catch up on reading your blogs.
      • You should return to dry land rested, relaxed and restored.
      • You'll wake up rested, relaxed and ready to take on the day.
      • I awoke the next night, feeling relaxed and rested, after a calm night, and a dreamless sleep.
      • I felt a little weary when I'd eaten, and had a short afternoon nap to rest up.
      • He said his drive was far too long and he needed to rest up before the next morning.
      • He then rested, not sleeping, simply regaining strength.
      • He agreed to stay at the castle to be waited upon hand and foot and to rest up for their return to the Tower.
      • Some individuals rested or slept in the back of the enclosure, while others appeared to wait nervously for us to leave.
      • It afforded the inhabitants peace of mind while they slept or rested.
      • This was the day when it all caught up on me and I needed to rest up a little.

    • 1.2(literary) (lie buried)

      descansar literary
      may she rest in peace que en paz descanse
      • The saint rests in his tomb and also in immediately accessible reliquaries to the left of the royal doors of the icon screen.
      • He rests in the graveyard of Wesley’s Chapel on City Road in London, which he had formally opened in 1778.
      • Her execution was swift and her body was laid to rest in the Chapel of St Vincula at the Tower of London.
      • Emmanuel looked around the room and caught sight of the pistols; his eyes rested on the weapons, and he pointed to them.
      • After Requiem Mass on Monday, Tom was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.
      • Following Mass, Mary was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery beside her husband.
      • Isis looked long at the sarcophagus, if the legends were true the body of Osiris rested in the stone structure in front of her.
      • Tutankhamun's mummy rested in his tomb for more than 3,000 years until, early in November 1922, its peace was shattered when the tomb was opened by the British archaeologist Howard Carter.
      • His body rests in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, a small chantry chapel adjoining the north choir aisle and only completed in 1969.
      • Following Mass on Thursday, Helen was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
      • My eyes came to rest upon a girl with short, strawberry blonde hair that hung just past her chin and was pulled back over her ear with a dragonfly clip.
      • His body was conveyed to Paris, and now rests in the cemetery of Père la Chaise.
      • The film ends with the body of Christ laid to rest in the burial cave.
      • He scanned the bushes and his eyes rested upon a wisp of red at the base of a bush.
      • Luke said with a frown, his blue eyes finally resting on the table in front of him.
      • The Queen's Chapel is a grand and fitting place for the Queen Mother's body to rest in tranquil surroundings.
      • His eyes rested on the wall next to their bed that grew a brighter shade of white with the increasing morning sunlight.
      • Her body now rests in the graveyard.
      • The body rests among greenery, a symbol of life and rejuvenation.
      • As his body was laid to rest, six Royal Marines fired a volley of three shots followed by a rendering of the Last Post by a bugler.

  • 2

    • 2.1(be supported)

      to rest on sth
      • to rest against sth
      • his head rested on my shoulder tenía la cabeza recostada en / apoyada sobre mi hombro
      • her hand resting on the Bible con la mano sobre la Biblia
      • the structure rests on eight massive pillars la estructura descansa sobre ocho columnas gigantescas
      • a heavy responsibility rests on him una gran responsabilidad pesa sobre sus hombros
      • the broom was resting against the wall la escoba estaba apoyada contra la pared
      • He has his elbow resting up on the arm part of the couch and his hand is holding his head up.
      • His right hand rested lightly on her shoulder, but no smile touched upon his lips.
      • One arm hung limply at her side while the other rested on the hilt of her sword.
      • Instead he was sitting directly at his open window, his chin resting against his hands, which were propped on the sill.
      • She walks forward, her staff resting in the crook of her arm.
      • His chin rested comfortably on the top of her head.
      • For all other rifle events in the standing position, the rifle rests against the shoulder and the left arm can be supported on the chest or hip.
      • He took a defensive position, one hand resting by my thigh and the other on his hip as he stared straight back at me.
      • He was leaning over in the chair, elbows resting casually on his knees.
      • He stared blindly out the window, his chin resting in the palm of his right hand, arm propped on his desk.
      • John had his knees drawn up halfway to his chest and his arms were resting on the top of them.
      • Her hand was comfortably resting on his shoulder.
      • Start from an almost flat position with hands resting behind head and elbows out to the sides.
      • Hakkana grinned and plopped down on a bench, her arms resting in her lap.
      • Half-slouched, her elbow rested gingerly on the thin armrest, with her head propped up with her hand.
      • He didn't rise when Hunter entered; he stayed in the cross legged position, his hands resting comfortably on his knees.
      • Her head rested lightly on his chest like a child to a father.
      • I know this because my chin now rested on her shoulder, my arms draped loosely around her waist.
      • Meaning I was facing him with my forehead resting against his chest.

    • 2.2(be based, depend)

      (theory/argument) estar basado en
      (argument/theory) basarse en
      (theory/argument) descansar sobre
      now everything rests on their goodwill ahora todo depende de su buena voluntad
      • The programme's effectiveness rests on the evidence based treatment of newly identified patients.
      • The revenue base for this system rests upon a simple proposition - that consumers have no close substitute for the use of the land - based, wireline, circuit - switched, telephone system.
      • Our current knowledge base rests on small studies and special surveillance systems, with a few examples of survey data.
      • This enables a less dogmatic argument which rests upon the unresolved dialectical tension between an approach which is very speculative and theoretical, and another which is stylistically more factual.
      • Such metaphors have at their base the idea of a moral right that rests upon the addition of man's labor to nature.
      • This confidence rests on the fact that a broad consensus of support exists for such conduct within the ruling elite.
      • The EU draft Constitution rests upon the premise that power is assumed and concentrated in the Government and thus, flows from the top down.
      • Classification seems to me to rest upon too narrow a foundation when it is chiefly based on structure.
      • If it is to allow diverse citizens to hammer out a common way of life, this state cannot rest upon traditional bases of loyalty such as kinship or creed.
      • Though his book is not based on extensive archival research, it does rest upon 30 years of reflection and synthesis by an extraordinarily bright and well-read military historian.
      • But his work rests on a model of science whose power relies on separation from society.
      • The government's authority rests upon the popular mandate, established through the party political system of manifestos and public debate.
      • The current regime of the president rests upon a fearsome security apparatus.
      • Thus the moral/legal element in scripture (the halacha) rests upon a narrative base (the agada).
      • That ground of democracy and freedom is what our society rests upon more than anything else, and we must resist the temptation to undermine it in the face of the fear and uncertainty that events like this generate.
      • In other words, Churchill recognized that power rests upon dependence.
      • The diagnosis thus rests upon vague criteria, of doubtful validity; but it makes sense, more or less, in practice.
      • His idea of attrition was based on material deprivation; today's rests on abundance.
      • Well, speaking as a college instructor, my entire work rests upon the illusion that students are adults, capable of rational thought and analysis of the world around them.
      • His fame rests on his Annals and his Histories which related events from the death of Augustus to the Flavian period.

    • 2.3(stop)

      detenerse sobre
      posarse sobre literary
      • There the matter might have rested, but for the significance that has recently been attached to the assault.
      • If any one out there can lay this matter to rest we would ask them to please do so.
      • So far as the Newsletter is concerned, I think it is probably best to let the matter rest for the time being.
      • The complainant let the matter rest at that point, happy with publication of the letter.
      • The developers lodged an appeal but later withdrew it, and there matters appeared to rest.
      • He said the article was in ‘poor taste,’ and that it was time to let the matter rest.
      • It immediately dissolved itself and it was expected that the matter would rest there.
      • I do not believe that the matter should rest there, because there is an honourable course of action.
      • If the matter rested there, I would have no difficulty in accepting this.
      • She promised to ring back, I left my number once more, and there the matter rested.
      • I think that the matter might have rested there if it were not for the fact that many schools, and their teachers and students, felt cheated.
      • There this matter might have rested if it were not for a potential medical crisis that is feared by some doctors.
      • Because the vote has been taken, and the Speaker has agreed to it, the matter rests there.
      • After all, surely this organisation could put the matter to rest once and for all.
      • The Minister has undertaken to look into the matter; I think the matter must rest there.

  • 3

    • 3.1(be responsibility of)

      to rest with sb recaer sobre algn
      • it rests with us to decide la decisión es responsabilidad nuestra
      • If there is a crime, the moral responsibility rests with the leadership, but a member of the leadership cannot be held personally responsible.
      • The Convention makes clear that the primary responsibility for implementation rests with the member states themselves.
      • Some of the responsibility rests with the players.
      • Ultimate responsibility rests with the board, which was doubled from six members to 12.
      • But primary responsibility rests with the leadership.
      • The responsibility to take immediate action to improve farm incomes rests with the incoming government.
      • The responsibility for speeding traffic rests with the guards.
      • The legal responsibility for the charges announced this week may stop with the commanding officer named in the indictment, but the moral responsibility rests with those who chose to go to war.
      • The ultimate responsibility rests with those who refuse to change racist structures and policies.
      • Of course, ultimate responsibility for the matter rests with the mayor, they said.
      • Educational responsibility rests with parents and not with the state.
      • This will be discussed with the patient's family, but the ultimate decision rests with the consultant.
      • We take the view that the responsibility rests with parents to make choices as to what their children learn and where they learn - at a pre-school, at a school, or at home.
      • Legally the responsibility for a gravestone rests with the family of the deceased but it would be an impossible task to trace relatives of people who died decades ago.
      • As I said in my recent letter to members, the responsibility for change rests with all of us.
      • Responsibility for enforcing the policies rests with the individual transport companies.
      • The ultimate responsibility for screening newborns rests with the attending physician.
      • The responsibility for my own happiness rests with me alone.
      • Responsibility rests with us all to make the system work.
      • In keeping with the international approach, primary responsibility for operational security rests with the port facilities and ships themselves.

    • 3.2

      the prosecution/defense rests ha terminado el alegato del fiscal/de la defensa
      • The District Attorney said last week that the prosecution would rest today.
      • Both the defence and prosecution rested in the fifth day of the trial after Jones testified against him for a second time.
      • Prosecution rested, you rested and the jury went out and came back.


transitive verb

  • 1

    (relax)
    descansar
    I stopped for a while to rest my feet/eyes paré un rato para descansar los pies/ojos
    • we stopped to rest the horses paramos para que descansaran los caballos
    • God rest his soul que en paz descanse
    • She stormed off somewhere and I didn't see her the rest of the night.
    • She had remained silent during the rest of the meal and Mark hadn't been able to bring her out of it.
    • He is marginally less damaged than the rest of them, but he knows that and is trying to change things for himself.
    • There is optimism, he said, but Scotland remained behind the rest of the UK and the recovery is fragile.
    • No matter how it is worded we are saddled with a system YOU think is good enough for the rest of us, just not good enough for you.
    • Lynne's recollection of the rest of the night is a blur and her friend Jane takes up her story.
    • My views in the rest of that article remain broadly the same, too.
    • Although I wasn't injured, I was badly shaken and spent the rest of the night asleep on the sofa.
    • The rest of the novel remains intact for audiences who like the movie and want to know what happens to these characters.
    • Nothing, however, could have prepared me for how the rest of the night went.
    • The programmer bowed his head along with the rest of them but remained unmoved.
    • I've also bought some more tubs, so should finally be able to plant the rest of the onions tomorrow.
    • What this means in terms of trade relations with the rest of the world remains to be seen.
    • There were campsites in these areas, but the rest of the park remained safe for tourists.
    • Much of the rest of the world remained as either economic or political colonies of the dominant powers.
    • We did it the easy way - we had a fluent Italian speaker in our midst, allowing the rest of us to remain mute.
    • Add the rest of the ingredients, and toss just once or twice to distribute evenly.
    • It begins with an initial selection of events, while the rest of the events remain locked.
    • I spend the rest of the night in a TV room with a hundred or so others watching CNN.
    • I'll fill you in on the rest of the details tomorrow when I've got a bit more time.
    • He had removed his gloves but the rest of the uniform remained, clinging tightly to the sculptured muscles of his physique.
    • The rest of the rules remain the same so any posts you find must be recent etc.
    • We lost sight of them a short time later, and didn't run into them the rest of the night.
    • Most of the rest of the night was sadly uneventful, the friend and I got home and watched a movie.
    • The rest of the structure remains in place but is in a state of disrepair.
    • The rest of us remained silent, watching Devin and Jonas and waiting for their cues.
    • The rest of the night went smoothly and although the DJ hadn't turned up, the show was a great success.
    • The only downside so far is that orchid blooms wilt, but the rest of the plant remains healthy.
    • His tan face flushed with embarrassment as the rest of the ten remaining guests egged him on.
    • Add the remaining pod with the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil.
    • It was interesting to see the different ways in which my stories "talked" to each other according to the order in which I placed the rest of them.
    • The score remained deadlocked through the rest of the game and extra time.
    • I'm pretty certain they're all having a good time of it though - they like a good night out like the rest of us.
    • This too is surely just ‘one incident’ and ‘still under investigation,’ just like the rest of them.
    • Restrictions will remain in the rest of the Northern Infected Area.
  • 2

    (place for support)
    apoyar
    to rest sth on / against sth apoyar algo en / sobre / contra algo
  • 3literary

    (let linger)
    to rest one's eyes/gaze on sb/sth posar los ojos/la mirada en / sobre algn/algo

noun

  • 1

    (break)
    descanso masculine
    to have a rest tomarse un descanso
    • rest from sth
    • we went to the country for a rest from city life fuimos al campo para descansar de la vida de ciudad
    • I need a rest from cooking necesito descansar de la cocina
    • to give sth a rest dejar de hacer algo
    • I wish he'd give the self-pity a rest ojalá dejara de autoconmiserarse
    • give it a rest! ¡cambia de disco!
  • 2

    (relaxation)
    descanso masculine
    reposo masculine
    (day/period) (before noun) de descanso
    Sunday is my day of rest el domingo es mi día de descanso / de reposo
    • try to get some/a good night's rest trata de descansar un poco/de dormir bien esta noche
    • those children give me no rest esos niños no me dan tregua / respiro
    • to lay sb to rest dar sepultura a algn
    • to lay sth to rest enterrar algo
  • 3

    (motionlessness)
    reposo masculine
    a body at rest un cuerpo en reposo
    • to come to rest detenerse
    • his eyes came to rest on the letter sus ojos se posaron sobre la carta
  • 4

    (in billiards)
    soporte masculine
    diablo masculine
  • 5

    (support)
    apoyo masculine
  • 6

    Music
    silencio masculine
  • 7

    (in poetry)
    pausa feminine

There are 2 main translations of rest in Spanish

: rest1rest2

rest2

Pronunciation: /rɛst//rɛst/

noun

  • 1

    (remainder)
    the rest
    • the rest of the money is mine el resto del dinero es mío
    • the rest of them have finished los demás han terminado
    • the rest of the children los otros niños
    • the rest of the world/time/class el resto del mundo/del tiempo/de la clase
    • we decided on the dates and the travel agent did the rest nosotros escogimos las fechas y el agente de viajes se encargó del resto / de lo demás
    • and all the rest of it etcétera, etcétera
    • I kept one photo and sent the rest to my sister me quedé con una foto y el resto se lo mandé / las demás se las mandé a mi hermana
    • he'll have to pay like the rest of us va a tener que pagar como todos los demás

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (remain)
    rest assured that … tenga la seguridad de que …
    • let the matter rest mejor no decir (/ hacer etc. ) nada más
    • it would have rested there if … eso habría sido todo / el asunto habría quedado ahí si …