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Pronunciation: /driːm/

Translation of dream in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (while sleeping) sueño (masculine) to have a dream about sth/sb soñar* con algo/algn a bad dream una pesadilla sweet dreams! ¡que duermas bien!, ¡que sueñes con los angelitos! [humorous/humorístico]
    Example sentences
    • When she did sleep, her dreams were plagued with images of the Prince, fears of what he could - and probably would - do to her.
    • He had been happily sleeping without any dreams, without any images, just pitch blackness.
    • They all sank to the floor beginning their faze of sleep, dreams appearing in the minds of all but one.
    1.2 (daydream) sueño (masculine), ensueño (masculine) she felt as if she were in a dream le parecía estar soñando (despierta) he goes around in a dream vive en las nubes
  • 2 (fantasy, ideal, aspiration) sueño (masculine) her wildest dreams came true hasta sus sueños más imposibles se hicieron realidad it was beyond my wildest dreams ni en sueños lo hubiera imaginado the house of your dreams la casa de sus sueños, su casa ideal a dream come true un sueño hecho realidad her fondest dream el sueño de su vida, su mayor ilusión I had dreams of being famous mi sueño (dorado) era hacerme famoso, soñaba con la fama or con hacerme famoso The American Dream el sueño americano your dream home la casa de sus sueños, su casa ideal she's everyone's dream girl es el tipo de chica con la que sueña todo el mundo
    Example sentences
    • Everyday, people search the housing market for the ultimate designer properties, hoping to find the ideal home of their dreams.
    • To be part of this event which was a childhood memory is a dream come true.
    • With the prize of a thousand pounds Ann plans to make a dream come true and take a trip to the United States with her family.
    Example sentences
    • Everyone here is a wisp of a person, broken down by time, unrealistic dreams, or their own personal TKO's.
    • The show business is about selling dreams and fantasies.
    • It made me think of the most un-realistic dreams and hopes that I had.
  • 3 (sth wonderful) [colloquial/familiar] sueño (masculine) the dress was an absolute dream el vestido era un sueño, el vestido era de ensueño it cleans like a dream limpia de maravilla he cooks like a dream cocina de maravilla the whole thing went like a dream todo salió a las mil maravillas
    Example sentences
    • France is surely cinema's dream.
    • It was a book packager's dream - exceptional architecture, beautifully photographed, with interiors that in many cases had been especially decorated for the photo shoot.
    • She is, in fact, a licensee's dream who is known for her versatility and cooperative nature.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado dreamed or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , dreamt /dremt/)

  • 1 1.1 (in sleep) soñar* to dream about o of sth/sb soñar* con algo/algn 1.2 (daydream) soñar* (despierto), estar* en las nubes stop dreaming! ¡baja de las nubes!
  • 2 2.1 (imagine) to dream of sth soñar* con algo I dreamed of going to live in the country soñaba con irme a vivir al campo 2.2 (contemplate)(not) to dream of sth/-ing I wouldn't dream of borrowing money ni se me ocurriría pedir dinero prestado would you do that? — I wouldn't dream of it! ¿harías eso? — ¡ni pensarlo! or ¡de ninguna manera! or ¡ni en sueños!

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado dreamed or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , dreamt /dremt/)

  • 1 (in sleep) soñar* I dreamed (that) I was drowning soñé que me ahogaba to dream a dream [literary/literario] soñar*, tener* un sueño
  • 2 (imagine) (usually negative/generalmente negativo) imaginarse I never dreamed he'd be so rude nunca (me) imaginé que iba a ser tan grosero she little dreamed that she would one day own that house lo que menos se imaginaba era que aquella casa llegaría a ser suya

Phrasal verbs

dream away

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
pasarse soñando he dreamed away the hours se pasaba las horas soñando

dream up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[plan] idear I don't know how he dreams up these notions no sé de dónde saca or cómo se le ocurren esas cosas

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