Quick answer
"Duermevela" is a noun which is often translated as "light sleep", and "desdoblamiento" is a noun which is often translated as "unfolding". Learn more about the difference between "duermevela" and "desdoblamiento" below.
duermevela
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. light sleep
Algunas noches, Gaby no puede dormir, y otras, pasa las noches en un duermevela.Some nights, Gaby can't sleep, and others, she spends the night in a light sleep.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
desdoblamiento
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (unfurling)
a. unfolding
Seis marineros están a cargo del desdoblamiento e izada de la inmensa vela mayor del velero.Six sailors are in charge of the unfolding and hoisting of the sailboat's huge mainsail.
2. (division)
a. splitting
La lactosa es más fácil de digerir por el proceso de desdoblamiento que se produce en el intestino delgado.Lactose is made easier to digest by the process of splitting it undergoes in the small intestine.
3. (transport)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El desdoblamiento de la carretera facilitará el tráfico en esta zona tan congestionada.Converting the road into a divided highway will ease the traffic in this congested area.
El Ministerio de Transporte autorizó el desdoblamiento de la carretera al mar.The Department of Transportation authorized the widening of the road down to the seashore.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS