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(de una actividad, un trabajo)to restto have a restto have a breakto take a breakno puedo más, vamos a descansar un rato — I'm exhausted! let's take a breather informal
- trabajé toda la mañana sin descansar — I worked all morning without a break
- se pararon a descansar — they stopped for a rest
- no descansaré hasta que haya justicia en este país — I shall not rest until there is justice in this country
- ¡descansen! — stand at ease!
- descansar de algo — to have a rest / break from sth
- necesita descansar de los niños — she needs a break from the children
1.2(en la cama)to restto have a restdormí ocho horas pero no he descansado — I slept eight hours but I don't feel rested / refreshed
- buenas noches, que descanses — goodnight, sleep well
1.3tu abuelo, que en paz descanse, … — your grandfather, God rest his soul, …
- los dos descansan juntos en su pueblo natal — they lie buried together in their birthplace
- aquí descansan los restos del poeta — here lie the remains of the poet
2(tierra) to lie fallow
3(apoyarse)descansar en / sobre algo — to hinge on sth
1descansar la vista — to rest one's eyes
- cambia de actividad para descansar la mente — do something else to give your mind a break / rest
2Military¡descansen armas! — order arms!
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