- 1 (para dormir) bed hacer or (AmL) tender la cama to make the bed levantar la cama to strip the bed ya es hora de irse a la cama it's time to go to bed, it's bedtime o time for bed estirar la cama to straighten the covers ¡métete en la cama! get into bed! me voy a ir derechito a la cama I'm going straight to bed el médico le mandó guardar cama the doctor told her to stay in bed ¿todavía estás en la cama? are you still in bed?, aren't you up yet? no se encuentra bien y está en cama she's in bed not feeling very well estar de cama (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] to be dead [colloquial/familiar], to be knackered (BrE) [slang/argot] irse a la cama con algn [familiar/colloquial] to go to bed with sb [colloquial/familiar] irse con camas y petacas (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] to leave with all one's possessions llevarse a algn a la cama [familiar/colloquial] to get sb into bed [colloquial/familiar] ropa
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.