There are 2 translations of dawn in Spanish:

dawn1

Pronunciation: /dɔːn/

n

  • 1 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (daybreak) amanecer (masculine) as dawn breaks al rayar o romper el alba [literary/literario], al amanecer at dawn al amanecer, al alba [literary/literario] from dawn till dusk de sol a sol, de la mañana a la noche (before noun/delante del nombre) [patrol/start] de madrugada
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    • She pushed the horse faster, but didn't sit up until the first light of dawn rose over the horizon.
    • All observations of mating behavior commenced at the beginning of this dawn period.
    • She wakes up in those dawns and rises with the sun.
  • 2 countable/numerable (beginning) albores (masculine plural) [literary/literario], aurora (feminine) [literary/literario] since the dawn of civilization desde los albores de la civilización the dawn of hope el despertar de la esperanza
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    • Driving through a land which has been intensively farmed since the dawn of civilisation, we soon reached the Ghab, a rich agricultural valley which had once been marshland.
    • Humans require new dawns, fresh starts, ends of eras.
    • If we are correct, the Late Devonian wood problem was an almost inevitable result of evolutionary developments at the dawn of life.

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There are 2 translations of dawn in Spanish:

dawn2

vi

[literary/literario]
  • 1.1 [day] amanecer*, clarear, alborear [literary/literario] as day was dawning al clarear or despuntar el día the day dawned bright and sunny el día amaneció luminoso y soleado the day will dawn when you regret this ya llegará el día en que te arrepientas
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    • On a day such as this, one might have hoped that the day would dawn bright and early, bringing sunshine and crisp, cold, blue skies.
    • I kept the doors and windows closed even after day had dawned.
    • The next day dawned late, and we set out across an inland sea - the giant frozen lake Kuttijarvi - so large we couldn't see other side.
    1.2 [new age/civilization] alborear [literary/literario], nacer*
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    • To be sure the threat to the Pattern has existed for the past couple of years, but I never thought the day would dawn when the outgoing committee was left with no alternative but to call it a day.
    • A new age was dawning, and I was riding the crest of it.
    • A new age has dawned, and the Holy Spirit has been poured out in a new way.
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    • Realization seemed to dawn on Kaya's face after that sentence.
    • It didn't dawn on us what the reader was really asking.
    • Much of this has yet to dawn on Labour's backbenches and few would understand it even if spelled out for them.

Phrasal verbs

dawn on

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
it dawned on me that … caí en la cuenta de que …, me cayó el veinte (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] or (Chile) [colloquial/familiar] la chaucha de que …

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Word of the day espárrago
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asparagus …
Cultural fact of the day

Junta Autonómica is the name given to the governments of Spain's autonomous regions, with the exception of Catalonia and Valencia's Generalitat and Galicia's Xunta.