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nightmare
American English: /ˈnaɪtˌmɛr/
British English: /ˈnʌɪtmɛː/

Translation of nightmare in Spanish:

noun

  • to have nightmares
    tener pesadillas
    the trip/interview was a nightmare
    la excursión/entrevista fue una pesadilla
    (before noun) (journey/situation/vision)
    pesadillesco
    de pesadilla
    Example sentences
    • Before I could do anything else, my worst nightmare happened, right before my eyes.
    • But he has avoided his own worst nightmare, which is that of missing life entirely.
    • In denying him his right to be buried in Jerusalem, the Israelis have created their worst nightmare.
    Example sentences
    • We take a simple consumption tax and turn it into a complicated nightmare.
    • Though I did primary school teaching I forgot what a nightmare these tests are for parents.
    • That situation could have been a nightmare, but his mum views us both as surrogate daughters and is very easy to get along with.

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