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"Sleep" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "dormir", and "she sleeps" is a phrase which is often translated as "ella duerme". Learn more about the difference between "sleep" and "she sleeps" below.
sleep(
slip
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to rest)
a. dormir
My neighbor's dog was barking all night and I couldn't sleep.El perro de mi vecino estaba ladrando la noche entera y no pude dormir.
2. (to spend the night)
a. dormir
His kids sleep at their grandparents' house every weekend.Sus hijos duermen en la casa de sus abuelos todos los fines de semana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to accomodate)
a. alojar
This house can sleep up to 15 people.Esta casa puede alojar hasta 15 personas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (rest)
a. el sueño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are a number of ailments that can affect your quality of sleep.Existen varias enfermedades que pueden afectar la calidad de su sueño.
5. (eye secretion)
a. las legañas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He yawned and rubbed the sleep from his eyes.Bostezó y se limpió las legañas de los ojos.
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she sleeps(
shi
 
slips
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (she rests)
a. ella duerme
Diane is always tired. She sleeps six hours every night.Diane siempre está cansada. Ella duerme seis horas cada noche.
2. (she spends the night)
a. ella duerme
My daughter is not here. She sleeps at my ex-wife's house four times a week.Mi hija no está aquí. Ella duerme en la casa de mi ex-esposa cuatro veces por semana.
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