There are 2 translations of dream in Spanish:

dream1

Pronunciation: /driːm/

n

  • 1 1.1 (while sleeping) sueño (masculine) to have a dream about sth/sb soñar* con algo/algn a bad dream una pesadilla sweet dreams! ¡que duermas bien!, ¡que sueñes con los angelitos! [humorous/humorístico]
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    • When she did sleep, her dreams were plagued with images of the Prince, fears of what he could - and probably would - do to her.
    • He had been happily sleeping without any dreams, without any images, just pitch blackness.
    • They all sank to the floor beginning their faze of sleep, dreams appearing in the minds of all but one.
    1.2 (daydream) sueño (m), ensueño (m) she felt as if she were in a dream le parecía estar soñando (despierta) he goes around in a dream vive en las nubes
  • 2 (fantasy, ideal, aspiration) sueño (masculine) her wildest dreams came true hasta sus sueños más imposibles se hicieron realidad it was beyond my wildest dreams ni en sueños lo hubiera imaginado the house of your dreams la casa de sus sueños, su casa ideal a dream come true un sueño hecho realidad her fondest dream el sueño de su vida, su mayor ilusión I had dreams of being famous mi sueño (dorado) era hacerme famoso, soñaba con la fama or con hacerme famoso The American Dream el sueño americano (before noun/delante del nombre) dream world (imaginary) mundo (m) imaginario (ideal) mundo (m) ideal he lives in a dream world vive de ilusiones, vive en las nubes your dream home la casa de sus sueños, su casa ideal she's everyone's dream girl es el tipo de chica con la que sueña todo el mundo
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    • Everyday, people search the housing market for the ultimate designer properties, hoping to find the ideal home of their dreams.
    • To be part of this event which was a childhood memory is a dream come true.
    • With the prize of a thousand pounds Ann plans to make a dream come true and take a trip to the United States with her family.
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    • Everyone here is a wisp of a person, broken down by time, unrealistic dreams, or their own personal TKO's.
    • The show business is about selling dreams and fantasies.
    • It made me think of the most un-realistic dreams and hopes that I had.
  • 3 (sth wonderful) [colloquial/familiar] sueño (masculine) the dress was an absolute dream el vestido era un sueño, el vestido era de ensueño it cleans like a dream limpia de maravilla he cooks like a dream cocina de maravilla the whole thing went like a dream todo salió a las mil maravillas
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    • France is surely cinema's dream.
    • It was a book packager's dream - exceptional architecture, beautifully photographed, with interiors that in many cases had been especially decorated for the photo shoot.
    • She is, in fact, a licensee's dream who is known for her versatility and cooperative nature.

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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.

There are 2 translations of dream in Spanish:

dream2

vi (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado dreamed or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , dreamt /dremt/)

  • 1 1.1 (in sleep) soñar* to dream about o of sth/sb soñar* con algo/algn 1.2 (daydream) soñar* (despierto), estar* en las nubes stop dreaming! ¡baja de las nubes!
  • 2 2.1 (imagine) to dream of sth soñar* con algo I dreamed of going to live in the country soñaba con irme a vivir al campo 2.2 (contemplate)(not) to dream of sth/-ing I wouldn't dream of borrowing money ni se me ocurriría pedir dinero prestado would you do that? — I wouldn't dream of it! ¿harías eso? — ¡ni pensarlo! or ¡de ninguna manera! or ¡ni en sueños!
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    • Had they put pen to paper, they would not have dreamt of expressing such contempt.
    • She said that with this show the company had meant to point out some of the dangers in contemporary society, never dreaming that their fears would be realized on such a grand scale.
    • When it was all done he did more than I ever dreamed was possible for the tone and texture of the whole product.

vt (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado dreamed or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , dreamt /dremt/)

  • 1 (in sleep) soñar* I dreamed (that) I was drowning soñé que me ahogaba to dream a dream [literary/literario] soñar*, tener* un sueño
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    • She cried herself to sleep and dreamed about the same nightmare over and over.
    • When she was awake, she thought about it and when she was sleeping, she dreamed about it.
    • As you awake from your troubled sleep, you realize that the group you'd dreamed about is deep in the woods.
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    • Maybe I dreamed it, or perhaps the dream was what the shop sold, a fantasy of southern warmth conjured up like a charm in the chilly north.
    • She thought that maybe she had dreamt the whole thing but her discarded prom dress lying on the floor told her it was not so.
    • Then again, he never saw everything, or maybe he had dreamt it and not remembered.
  • 2 (imagine) (usually negative/generalmente negativo) imaginarse I never dreamed he'd be so rude nunca (me) imaginé que iba a ser tan grosero she little dreamed that she would one day own that house lo que menos se imaginaba era que aquella casa llegaría a ser suya
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    • I imagined the Caribbean Island I'd always dreamed of, but my fantasies were quickly destroyed.
    • ‘It's what you dream about, and it's going to be a fantastic experience,’ she said.
    • So, you know, I have to get out of here, and I hope life treats you kind, and, you know, I hope you have all you've ever dreamed of.

Phrasal verbs

dream away

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
pasarse soñando he dreamed away the hours se pasaba las horas soñando

dream up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[plan] idear I don't know how he dreams up these notions no sé de dónde saca or cómo se le ocurren esas cosas

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.