Translation of noche in English:

noche

f

  • 1 (período de tiempo) night el bebé lloró toda la noche the baby cried all night la noche anterior habíamos cenado juntos we'd had dinner together the night before o/or the previous evening a altas horas de la noche late at night, in the small hours ¿tienes ganas de salir esta noche? do you feel like going out tonight o/or this evening? a las ocho de la noche at eight o'clock in the evening o/or at night a las diez de la noche at ten o'clock at night
  • 3 (en locuciones/in phrases) buenas noches (al saludar) good evening (al despedirse) goodnight de noche, trabajan de noche they work at night me llamó el jueves de noche she called me on Thursday night/evening ahora es de noche en el Japón it's night o/or nighttime now in Japan se hizo de noche it got dark, night fell ya es de noche it's already dark por la noche or (América Latina/Latin America) en la noche or (Argentina) a la noche, por la noche fuimos al teatro in the evening we went to the theater el lunes por la noche on Monday evening/night no me gusta salir sola por la noche I don't like going out on my own at night de la noche a la mañana overnight cambió de opinión de la noche a la mañana he changed his mind from one day to the next o/or overnight hacer noche to spend the night pasar la noche en blanco to have a sleepless night pasé la noche en blanco I had a sleepless night, I didn't sleep a wink [familiar/colloquial] pasar la noche en vela (vigilando, esperando a algn) to sit o/or stay up all night (no poder dormir) to have a sleepless night pasamos la noche en vela esperando que volviera we waited up for him all night pasar una noche toledana (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] to have a terrible night de noche todos los gatos son pardos no-one will notice (in the dark)

    Compounds

    noche de bodas

    noche de estreno

    Noche Vieja

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