Translation of nightmare in Spanish:

nightmare

Pronunciation: /ˈnaɪtmer; ˈnaɪtmeə(r)/

n

  • pesadilla (feminine) to have nightmares tener* pesadillas the trip/interview was a nightmare la excursión/entrevista fue una pesadilla (before noun/delante del nombre) [journey/situation/vision] pesadillesco, de pesadilla
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    • 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.
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    • 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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