Translation of dormir in English:



  • 1 (quedarse dormido) to sleep los niños están durmiendo the children are asleep o are sleeping ¡niños, a dormir, que ya es hora! it's time for bed, children! no dormí nada I didn't sleep a wink necesito dormir por lo menos ocho horas I need at least eight hours' sleep trata de dormir un poco try to get some sleep, try to sleep for a while no me deja dormir it keeps me awake at night durmió de un tirón she slept right through (the night) se fue a dormir temprano he went off to bed early, he had an early night la ciudad dormía [literary/literario] the city slept no deje dormir su dinero don't let your money lie idle dormir como un lirón or tronco or bendito [familiar/colloquial] to sleep like a log [colloquial/familiar] pierna1 1
  • 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


  • 1.1 (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 [familiar/colloquial] to sleep it off [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (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 1.3dormir la siesta to have a siesta o nap

dormirse v pron

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