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dormir

Translation of dormir in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 2 (pasar la noche)
    to stay o spend the night
    dormimos en un hotel
    we stayed o spent the night in a hotel
    durmieron en París
    they overnighted in Paris

verbo transitivo

  • 1 (hacer dormir)
    (niño/bebé)
    to get … off to sleep
    lo durmió cantándole una nana
    she got him off to sleep by singing him a lullaby
    sus clases me duermen
    his classes send o put me to sleep
    dormir la mona ordormirla [colloquial]
    to sleep it off [colloquial]
  • 2 (anestesiar)
    (persona)
    to give … a general anesthetic
    tuvieron que dormirlo para sacarle las muelas
    he had to have a general anesthetic to have his teeth out
    todavía tengo este lado dormido de la anestesia
    this side is still numb from the anesthetic
  • 3dormir la siesta
    to have a siesta o nap

also: dormirse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (conciliar el sueño) no podía dormirme
    I couldn't get (off) to sleep
    se durmió hacia las tres de la madrugada
    she went o got to sleep at about three in the morning
    fue tan aburrido que casi me duermo
    it was so boring I almost fell asleep
    it was so boring I almost dropped off [colloquial]
  • 4 [colloquial] (distraerse, descuidarse) contéstales lo antes posible, no te duermas
    write back as soon as possible, don't waste any time
    write back as soon as possible, don't hang around [colloquial]
    si te duermes, te quitarán el puesto
    you'll lose your job if you're not careful o if you don't keep on your toes
Example sentences
  • Reconocen haber tenido peleas, pero nunca han dejado de dormir juntos.
  • Dormir bien se ha asociado generalmente a un buen estado de salud.
  • Dormiremos mucho mejor y nos levantaremos mas temprano sin padecer.

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