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"In bed" is a phrase which is often translated as "en la cama", and "in the bed" is a phrase which is also often translated as "en la cama". Learn more about the difference between "in bed" and "in the bed" below.
in bed(
ihn
 
behd
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (on a bed)
a. en la cama
Where is Lisa? - She's in bed with a fever.¿Dónde está Lisa? - Está en la cama con fiebre.
b. en cama
The doctor told me to stay in bed today.El doctor me pidió que permaneciera en cama hoy.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(during sex)
a. en la cama
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Why don't you miss your ex-boyfriend? - He was terrible in bed!¿Por qué no extrañas a tu ex novio? - ¡Era pésimo en la cama!
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(connected)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The American politician is in bed with Russia.El político estadounidense está metido con Rusia.
They say the governor is in bed with the mafia.Se dice que el gobernador está involucrado con la mafia.
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in the bed(
ihn
 
thuh
 
behd
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. en la cama
Eek! There’s a spider in the bed!¡Ay! ¡Hay una araña en la cama!
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