There are 2 translations of bed in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /bed/


  • 1 1.1 (for sleeping) cama (feminine) to make the bed hacer* or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) tender* la cama to get into bed acostarse*, meterse en la cama to get out of bed levantarse I was surprised to find her out of bed me sorprendió encontrarla levantada to go to bed acostarse* I was in bed by ten o'clock a las diez ya estaba acostado or en la cama he's in bed with measles está en cama con sarampión he was in bed till midday se quedó en la cama or no se levantó hasta el mediodía time for bed! ¡ya es hora de acostarse or irse a la cama! you look ready for bed tienes cara de sueño to take to one's bed [formal] caer* en cama we put the children to bed early acostamos a los niños temprano to go to bed with sb [euphemistic/eufemístico] acostarse* con algn [euphemistic/eufemístico] to get sb into bed llevarse a algn a la cama, llevarse a algn al flex (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] to be good in bed ser* bueno en la cama a bed of nails o thorns [literary/literario] un calvario a bed of roses un lecho de rosas to get out of bed (on) the wrong side (British English/inglés británico) levantarse con el pie izquierdo to get up on the wrong side of the bed (American English/inglés norteamericano) levantarse con el pie izquierdo you've made your bed and now you must lie in it con tu pan te lo comas early to bed and early to rise (makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise) a quien madruga, Dios lo ayuda (before noun/delante del nombre) bed jacket mañanita (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Many of these fires happen when someone falls asleep in bed or on upholstered furniture such as a sofa while smoking.
    • If your pain is severe, your doctor may suggest that you rest in bed for a day or two.
    • The bed was the largest piece of furniture in the room and stood against the south wall, opposite the door.
    1.2 (in hotel, hospital) cama (feminine)
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    • Nurses working for the Auckland Mental Health Service are refusing to admit patients unless hospitals have beds and staff available.
    • He said he recognised that acute hospitals had beds occupied by patients who could be discharged if appropriate facilities were available.
    • ‘The targets have meant hospitals pushing patients through beds even when they should be closed for cleaning to get rid of infection,’ he said.
    1.3 (bedroom) dormitorio (masculine)
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    • Prices start at £370,000 for two-bed apartments, with three-beds starting at £440,000.
    • A two-bed in the same area in 1995 would cost about £550 whereas today they cost around £900 per month.
    • A five-bed bungalow is currently being built on a half acre plot.
  • 4 4.1 (base, support) base (feminine) on a bed of rice sobre arroz 4.2 (stratum) capa (feminine)
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    • Within the Wesex Formation there are two beds of potential stratigraphic significance.
    • The vivianite occurs in dark brown and dark gray beds of glacial silt and clay.
    • Offset by the blue of sky, the massive beds of rock stand out in surprising colours.
    4.3 [Printing/Imprenta] cama (feminine) to put a newspaper to bed finalizar* la preparación de una edición de un periódico
  • 5 (of truck) (American English/inglés norteamericano) plataforma (feminine)
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    • In one, he's standing beside the open bed of a pickup truck on which lies a giant, dead buck.
    • Teenagers sat in the beds of pickup trucks with their hands covering their open mouths.
    • We see them in sports bars, dark lounges, or spilling from the beds of pick-up trucks.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-dd-)

  • 1 1.1 (embed) (often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva) asentar* 1.2

    bed (out)

    (transfer) [seedlings] trasplantar a la intemperie
  • 2 (have sex with) [dated/anticuado] llevarse a la cama, llevarse al flex (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

bed down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio acostarse* 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento acostar*

Definition of bed in: