Translation of descansar in English:

descansar

to rest, v.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(de una actividad, un trabajo)

      to rest
      to have a rest
      to have a break
      to take a break
      no puedo más, vamos a descansar un rato I'm exhausted! let's rest for a while / let's have a rest / let's take a break
      • 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 rest
      to have a rest
      dormí ocho horas pero no he descansado I slept eight hours but I don't feel rested / refreshed
      • buenas noches, que descanses goodnight, sleep well

    • 1.3

      tu 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 rest on sth

transitive verb

  • 1

    descansar la vista to rest one's eyes
    • cambia de actividad para descansar la mente do something else to give your mind a break / rest
  • 2

    Military
    ¡descansen armas! order arms!