Translation of sleep in Spanish:


sueño, n.

Pronunciation /slip//sliːp/


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    sueño masculine
    I need my eight hours' sleep yo necesito mis ocho horas de sueño
    • her eyes were heavy with sleep se le caían los ojos de sueño
    • to go to sleep dormirse
    • she went to sleep almost immediately se durmió / se quedó dormida casi inmediatamente
    • my foot has gone to sleep se me ha dormido el pie
    • to get to sleep dormirse
    • I can't get to sleep no puedo conciliar el sueño
    • try and get some sleep trata de dormir un poco
    • I didn't get any sleep last night anoche no dormí nada / no pude dormir
    • he is suffering from (a) lack of sleep lo que tiene es falta de sueño
    • I'm not tired: I had a sleep on the train no estoy cansado, dormí un poco en el tren
    • I haven't had a decent night's sleep in weeks hace semanas que no duermo una noche entera
    • to put sb to sleep
    • I'll give you an injection to put you to sleep le voy a dar una inyección para dormirlo
    • the cat had to be put to sleep hubo que sacrificar al gato
    • to send sb to sleep (hacer) dormir a algn
    • the motion of the car sent her to sleep el movimiento del coche la hizo dormir / la durmió
    • his conversation sends me to sleep su conversación me resulta soporífera
    • to wake sb out of her/his sleep despertar a algn
    • to walk in one's sleep ser sonámbulo
    • to talk in one's sleep hablar dormido
    • deep sleep sueño profundo
    • the big sleep el sueño eterno
    • not to lose any sleep over sb/sth no perder el sueño / no preocuparse por algn/algo
    • he's not worth losing any sleep over no vale la pena perder el sueño por él
    • to sleep the sleep of the just dormir el sueño de los justos
    • And each morning my peaceful sleep was interrupted by the most irritating and annoying ringing sound imaginable.
    • The authors conclude that controlled crying reduced infant sleep disorders and benefited depressed mothers.
    • Among these last six patients, four were obese and had obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
    • As they get older they may need only nine or ten hours of sleep at night, but it varies just as it does for adults.
    • It was associated with excessive sleepiness in those averaging less than 7 hours of sleep per night.
    • Adequate, restful sleep is important to everyone, regardless of age.
    • He rolled over completely, pressed his face into the soft pillow, and allowed the stillness of sleep to take over.
    • Older children and young adults through their 30s need seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
    • The number of hours of sleep per night and any symptoms are recorded in the nursing notes.
    • People differ in their need for sleep, and everyone has the occasional night of disturbed sleep.
    • Is there anything else that might allow me at least three hours of continuous sleep at night?
    • The apnea index is the number of apneic events occurring each hour averaged over all hours of sleep and for all body positions.
    • I fell into a fitful, restless sleep, one that was preoccupied with thoughts of him.
    • She fell into a fitful, dreamless sleep.
    • Based on the results of this study, seven hours of sleep per night seems optimal for longer life.
    • All she remembered was pulling the covers over herself and dropping off into an exhausted yet restless sleep.
    • Together we drift off into a much needed sleep, both comfortable and content.
    • The average American gets between six and seven hours of sleep a night during the week.
    • I got very little sleep for several days and put in a lot of hard labor.
    • Sure, they make it sound like a cool thing with the promise of an extra hour of sleep Saturday night.
    • For most people a night or two of poor sleep, or even a night of no sleep, isn't that bad.
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    (in eyes)
    (feminine plural) lagañas
    (feminine plural) legañas
    to rub the sleep from one's eyes quitarse / limpiarse las lagañas / legañas
    • It was the same for several human villagers who exited shabby tents, rubbing sleep from their eyes.
    • She rolled to face the door, rubbing sleep from her eyes with one loose fist.
    • Lisa ruffled Charlie's hair as she wandered past, rubbing sleep from her eyes.
    • He blinked, rubbing sleep from his eyes as he looked at each of us.
    • Not as frightened but still concerned, you walk to the bathroom, rubbing sleep from your eyes.
    • Immediately, the chief appeared at the palisades, rubbing sleep from his eyes, but still awake enough to raise the alarm.
    • He wipes at his eye, rubbing sleep crumbs from his eyelashes and shrugs sleepily.
    • Shay turned the corner rubbing the sleep from her slightly swollen eyes.
    • I slowly put my head into my arms on my desk as sleep creeps into the corners of my eyes.
    • Keelah finally gave up, and went along with her friends, rubbing sleep from her weary eyes.
    • I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, sat up, and looked around.
    • Diego rose from that bed of his, rubbing the sleep from his eyes.

intransitive verb

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    to sleep well/badly dormir bien/mal
    • he was sleeping soundly when we left dormía profundamente cuando nos fuimos
    • she slept on despite the noise siguió durmiendo a pesar del ruido
    • to sleep late dormir hasta tarde
    • goodnight, sleep tight! hasta mañana, que duermas bien / que descanses
    • his bed had not been slept in no había dormido en su cama
    • New York, the city that never sleeps Nueva York, la ciudad que nunca duerme
    • to sleep like a log / a baby / a top dormir como un tronco / como un lirón / como un bendito

transitive verb

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    the hotel sleeps 200 guests el hotel tiene 200 camas / puede alojar a 200 personas