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sueño

Translation of sueño in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 1 1.1 (estado) sleep conciliar el sueño to get to sleep oyó un ruido entre sueños she heard a noise in her sleep o/or when she was half asleep tener el sueño ligero/pesado to be a light/heavy sleeper entregarse al sueño [literario/literary] to abandon oneself to sleep [literario/literary] descabezar or echar un sueñecito [familiar/colloquial] to have forty winks, have a (little) nap dormir el sueño de los justos (con la conciencia tranquila) to sleep the sleep of the just (con un sueño profundo) to sleep deeply perder el sueño to lose sleep quitar(le) el sueño a algn to keep sb awake esas cosas no me quitan el sueño I don't have sleepless nights o/or lose any sleep over such things, things like that don't keep me awake at night 1.2 (ganas de dormir) ¿tienes sueño? are you tired/sleepy? ¡qué sueño (tengo)! I'm so sleepy! me voy a la cama, tengo un sueño que no veo [familiar/colloquial] I'm going to bed, I'm very tired o/or I'm falling asleep sobre las 11 ya me empieza a entrar sueño about 11 o'clock I start feeling sleepy me estoy cayendo or muriendo de sueño I'm falling asleep on my feet estoy cansado, pero no tengo sueño I'm tired but I don't feel sleepy se me ha quitado el sueño I've woken up again o/or I don't feel sleepy any more lo venció el sueño [literario/literary] sleep overcame him, he was overcome by sleep

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