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"Ensueño" is a noun which is often translated as "dream", and "sueño" is a noun which is also often translated as "dream". Learn more about the difference between "ensueño" and "sueño" below.
ensueño(
ehn
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sweh
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nyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (flight of fancy or pipe dream)
a. dream
Este país tiene playas que son un ensueño para el turista.This country has beaches that are a tourist's dream.
b. daydream
Sara abrió la carta como en un ensueño.Sara opened the letter as if in a daydream.
c. reverie
Melissa parecía como perdida en un ensueño.Melissa seemed lost in a reverie.
d. fantasy
La imaginación y el ensueño son fundamentales en la vida de un niño.Imagination and fantasy are a fundamental part of a child's life.
2. (images while sleeping)
a. dream
Tuve un ensueño en el que veía a mis padres que corrían hacia mí, y cuando me desperté, tenía miedo.I had a dream in which I saw my parents running toward me, and when I woke up, I was afraid.
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sueño(
sweh
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nyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (series of imaginings)
a. dream
Él es tan despistado; es como si viviera en un sueño.He's so absent-minded; it's as if he lives in a dream.
En mi sueño, los dinosaurios todavía vagaban por la tierra.In my dream, dinosaurs still roamed the Earth.
2. (tiredness)
a. sleepy (with "tener")
Ella tenía mucho sueño, así que se acostó.She was very sleepy so she went to bed.
3. (rest)
a. sleep
Es casi imposible despertarla de un sueño profundo.It's almost impossible to wake her from a deep sleep.
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